Category Archives: Fairness

Be a Fair Leader by Treating Employees Like Chess Pieces, Not Checkers

When I was a young kid I used to love playing checkers with my younger sister. Part of the joy came from always beating her, which isn’t much of an accomplishment given she was four years younger than me, but … Continue reading

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Humorous Video About a Serious Topic: Top 10 Ways Leaders Bust Trust

Posted in Accountability, Communication, Credibility, Distrust, Fairness, Feedback, Integrity, Leadership, Listening, Management, Power, Relationships, Responsibility, Sharing Information, Toxic Leadership, Transparency, Trust, Trust Busters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surviving Friendly Fire: 8 Tips for Dealing with Unfair Criticism

Sooner or later…sooner if you’re in a leadership position…you will get wounded by “friendly fire”— unfair criticism from a boss or colleague. Friendly fire comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it shows up in your annual performance review when … Continue reading

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Be a Fair Leader by Treating Your Employees Like Chess Pieces, Not Checkers

When I was a young kid I used to love playing checkers with my younger sister. Part of the joy came from always beating her, which isn’t much of an accomplishment given she was four years younger than me, but … Continue reading

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Your People Are Keeping Score – Six Tips to Help Leaders Play Fair

Coaching a bunch of energetic 5-6 year old kids in tee-ball is really just controlled chaos. Tee-ball is normally the introduction to baseball that children experience at age 5-6, and generally speaking, most leagues don’t keep an official score for … Continue reading

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