Category Archive: Backstabbers

7 Leader-Leeches Who Drain Everyone

Leeches have suckers at both ends.  Britannica says there are 650 species of leeches. 7 Leader-Leeches: #1. Busy leader-leeches Always in a hurry. (Related to the dreaded squirrel-leech.) Complete low-priority items and delay… Continue reading

How Curiosity Leads You Astray and What to do When it Does

Not all questions express genuine curiosity. #1. Curiosity as resistance: Perfectly intelligent people feign ignorance as an act of subversive resistance. “When I don’t want to do something, I ask my boss lots… Continue reading

When Servant-Leaders Choose to Advantage Others – Even if it Hurts

Putting the team first sounds great until advantaging others disadvantages you. The choice between personal advantage and organizational advantage speaks to the heart of servant leadership. “Win-win” is challenging when YOU win later… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Someone who Second Guesses Everything I do

Dear Dan, Over a year ago I took a new position. We have been enjoying great success with record results. Recently the person I replaced took a job that I have to work… Continue reading

12 Ways to Rise After Being Thrown Under the Bus

Every leader has a few tread-marks on their back. How deep they go depends on you. Being thrown under the bus means someone elevated their status and lowered yours in front of others.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I’ve Been Stabbed in the Back

Dear Dan, I built what I thought was a pretty solid relationship with some colleagues. Recently they hired a new person. Once she got comfortable she started becoming the backstabber. She quickly changed… Continue reading