Monday Business Feature: Have You Earned the Right to Lead?

John Hamm explains why your employees may not see you as a leader - and what you can do to change their hearts and minds


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San Francisco — March 14, 2011 —

John Hamm



Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership



"Extraordinary Leadership"



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10 Leadership Mistakes



Unusually Excellent

Mistake #1: "Role playing" authenticity rather than living it.









Mistake #2: Underestimating the impact of small acts of dishonesty.







MISTAKE #3: Being two-faced (and assuming others won't notice).









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Mistake #4: Squelching the flow of bad news.







Mistake #5: Punishing "good failures."







Mistake #6: Letting employee enthusiasm fizzle.







Mistake #7: Refusing to deal with your "weakest links."







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Mistake #8: Allowing people to "fail elegantly."









Mistake #9: Delaying decisions until it's too late.







Mistake #10: Underestimating the weight your words — and your moods — carry.







"Leadership Is a Choice"





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