Category Archive: Gossip

7 Ways to Gossip Like a Leader

Malicious gossip builds silos and weakens relationships. There’s research that says gossip has a good side. But I’ve heard people crying in their cubicles because of rumors. Teams move in the direction of… Continue reading

How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results. Haters and supporters: Haters gossip and backstab in the shadows. But when it’s time to work on improving someone’s… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Gossip in a Small Business

Dear Dan, I have recently entered a new job and have really seen the negative influence gossip is having. Not really sure what to do being the newbie? What are you thoughts? It… Continue reading

3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip

Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue reading

The Illusion of Desire

Recurring gossip, blame, and complaining indicate you want things to change, but you haven’t done anything about it. Wanting change increases frustration when old behaviors continue. Tell me what you’re doing to achieve… Continue reading

How to Gossip Your Way to Success

The most frustrating experience in leadership is making poor people-decisions. You had such high hopes. People-decisions make or break leaders. You’re fortunate if you get people-decisions right 50% of the time. Jack Welch said… Continue reading