Leadership Behavior: 4 Ways to Reduce the Halo Effect

Last week's eclipse (and all its brilliant radiance) nudged my memory to an often overlooked and more prevalent phenomena. The halo effect, emitting its own type of radiance, is when you perceive one trait as being positive and therefore associate other related traits as also being positive. It can also work in reverse, associating a negative trait in a similar…

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A Better Leader: The 3 Necessary Parts of the Apology

Everyone knows someone who just cannot admit they're wrong. If you're unable to think of someone, it's probably you. I heard a fantastic and incredibly insightful idea: the three hardest words to say are not, "I love you," but "I was wrong." It was worth consideration in length rather than a fleeting "Oh wow, that's deep" thought. What those words…

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