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Stories from the field

What is rewarded is not what is needed

People are strongly influenced by what they are rewarded for doing. If your organisation doesn’t reward teamwork you won’t get any. Duh!

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Ridiculousness Rules

The absurd, preposterous and laughable processes that managers and workers alike are forced to navigate to get things done.

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Your manager is unaware that they're incompetent

The ‘Peter Principle’ is the selection of a person based on their current abilities rather than that is required for the intended role. The result is our organisations are full of nurses, academics, engineers, doctors and teachers (to name a few) masquerading as managers

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Colleagues send LeadershiT sound bites

Generally these make you feel shit. Your colleagues send them because after they have sent them they feel temporarily less shit, but still fairly shit. Respond with #leadershit.

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Monday's are dreaded

An organisation’s culture is a reflection of those in charge. If nobody wants to come to work it’s time for new management.

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Your strategy consists of vague utopian statements

And like everything vague, it is vague for a purpose. If it was not vague then people wold expect it to happen. Vague stuff doesn’t need to happen, it just puts off expectations. It is safe.

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