7 results for author: Lolly Daskal


The Story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

Recently I told a group of leadership executives a simple but meaningful story that you may have heard before. It’s the story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Here's the story, titled “Whose Job is it, Anyway?” This is a ...
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The Best Way for Leaders to Build Trust

If there's a single element that can be considered the core of great leadership, it's trust. Trust fuels everything leaders want for themselves and their teams, from productivity to imagination. And in its absence, it's nearly impossible for a team to be ...
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Why Every Leader Should Have a Little Rebel Inside

To achieve something significant in the world, to have a meaningful influence, you need to be a rebel. A rebel knows how to challenge the status quo and make an impact. It's the executive assistant who, frustrated by her nonresponsive boss, coordinates ...
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The Deception Trap of Leadership

In a past post, The Remarkable Power of the Truth Teller  I touched upon the idea that people do lie and stretch the truth. The price of lying is often a high one: being known as a deceiver. If a leader lies, people cannot trust them. If your boss ...
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6 Excellent Reasons Most Leaders are Not Qualified to Lead

Every day, people are promoted into leadership who are completely unqualified to lead. People are placed in a leadership role because they’re a good performer who's overdue for a promotion or because they act the part—even though they're completely ...
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Why Heroic Leadership is Needed Now More Than Ever

Recently I was at an event at the Princeton Club talking about my new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. Someone there asked me an intriguing question: "With all the work you do with leaders around the world, who are the ...
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4 Proven Reasons Why Intuitive People Make Great Leaders

Have you ever wondered how some leaders are more creative and innovative than others? As a leadership coach and business consultant I have seen two kinds of leaders, I have witnessed both, and I have seen the results of both. One leader thinks that in ...
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