Category Archives: Fairness

Thrown Under the Bus? 8 Tips on Dealing with Unfair Criticism

Sooner or later…sooner if you’re in a leadership position…you will get thrown under the bus by receiving unfair criticism from a boss or colleague. Unfair criticism comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it shows up in your annual performance review when … Continue reading

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Leaders – Quit Trying to be Fair and Do This Instead

Complete the following statement: “I’m being fair because I treat everyone the ______ .” You’ve probably heard this statement many times from the leaders you’ve had in your career and you’ve likely said it yourself from time to time. The statement is: … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Turbocharge Development of Trust in Relationships

We live in an instant gratification society. One-click purchases, overnight or same-day delivery, self-checkout lines at the grocery store, microwave ovens, and real-time global communications in a 24/7 world—whatever we want, when we want, and how we want it. When … Continue reading

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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