Category Archive: Backstabbers

Overcome the Dangers of Office Politics

Unethical office politicians create perceived threats. They’ll suggest someone is out to get you. “Watch out for Joe!” Vulnerability to unethical office politicians occurs when you wrongly believe they’re acting in your best… Continue reading

Facing the Fires of Disagreement, Improvement, and Destructive Criticism

Destructive critics claim the moral high ground but their message is simple, do what I want. They pretend they want what’s best for others while they pursue what’s best for them. Constructive critics… Continue reading

When Talent Defeats

Superstars aren’t the answer they’re the problem. Isn’t it thrilling when high performers join your organization? Finally, someone can bring home the bacon like no one else. Wrong! Superstars who believe they save… Continue reading

Tackling Armchair Quarterbacks

Receiving criticism indicates you’re doing something. Get used to it. Armchair quarterbacks carry the burden of knowing what should have been done. Armchair quarterbacks know what you should have done and how you… Continue reading

Leadership’s Most Neglected Virtue

Few things are more devastating than being used and abused by those you support. Disloyalty burns like no other burn. Disloyalty demoralizes. Strength: The strength of an organization is expressed by the loyalty… Continue reading

How to See and Cure Sick Organizational Cultures

Peter Drucker said, “The purpose of business is to create a customer.” Sick organizational cultures focus on themselves rather than customers. Everything that distracts, dilutes, or diverts from creating customers suggests sickness. Sick organizations:… Continue reading