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Old 10th November 2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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Are your leaders, leaders or bullies? Are they costing you money and performance? Can a good leader lead, without being a bully?

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Old 10th November 2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Are you asking a question or trying to start a debate?

A bully is never a good leader.
Leaders create inspiration. Bullies create fear.

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Old 10th November 2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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Its okay to ask questions, even if they start debate

I think there is an art to understanding when it is a good time to take a tough stance versus when to take it easy with each individual person you work with.

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Old 10th November 2010, 03:44 PM   #4
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No debate intended. I agree with you 100%.

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Old 10th November 2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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for sure Logan, strong stance is like tough love.
I guess it's about how you try to engage understanding.

jhcesi, no intent to sound crass there.
maybe it was a test question for the forum attitude?

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Old 10th November 2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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The question was intended to be thought provoking. For some, they do not recognize the difference between being a leader and being a bully. For some businesses, they would rather not know the difference. I just like to nudge people every now and then and remind them that there is no place in the workplace, schools or the home for bullies.

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Old 11th November 2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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The difference between a leader and a bully is - A leader inspires others to get the work done; while a bully demands. if you are in a position to demand you can get the work done by being a bully; but it will be even more beneficial to you and your employees in the long-term if you inspire them.

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Old 12th November 2010, 08:45 AM   #8
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I agree 100%. Sometimes however, the leader loses perspective and becomes the bully. Also, in our military, the officers are generally rewarded for their intimidation techniques and accomplishments - which may get carried into the business world.

A good leader accomplishes much more and at a better quality. Management doesn't always look at how it was accomplished, only measures that it was.

The bullying becomes acceptable performance without any recognition. We see it in homes, businesses and schools. No place is exempt.

We need to be aware of the possibility and nip it in the bud before it has a chance to root.

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someone needs to tell that to "W"... He's defending that waterboarding crap with his silly book. I'm already imagining how other silly people will use that as a 'good example' for results.

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Old 12th November 2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Hi,

I believe that good leaders lead by example and inspiration. After spending a number of years in the U.S. army I had the opportunity to learn leadership skills for some of the best leaders in the world. And I always lead my men by example, and would never ask them to do anything I wouldn't do myself.

Moreover, history has taught us that leaders who lead by force don't last very long, however good strong leadership by example and inspiration will always stand the test of time.

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