• This Is Why You're Stuck in Middle Management

    10 days ago - By Business

    Not long ago, I was chatting with a friend about his new job. And he couldn't say enough about what a great person his boss is: "So fun to work with. Really caring and flexible."
    But when I asked more pointed questions about his leadership style, it turns out that this great person is really not that great at leading. He flounders in decision-making when under pressure. In fact, he's actually holding himself back. The conversation ended with my friend lamenting, "He's a cool boss in many ways."
    So it got me thinking. A desire to be liked and accepted - to be "cool" - is a very normal...
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