A Leader’s Guide to Bias

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

A bias is a conscious or unconscious preference or shortcut for decision-making, that supersedes impartiality. We all have biases. To have a bias is neither inherently good, nor bad. Some biases are good or useful, others are not so good and far less useful. Most discussions of bias focus on the darker side of our […]

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Can you relate?

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. “I get you.” How about this one? “I understand.” Last one… I’ve been exactly where you are. In an effort to relate to others, many of us have learned these phrases. We think that it helps us to connect with and relate to others. On occasion, it does. […]

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Optional Listening

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 3 min read

Most people are great at talking. Less so for listening. So today, I’m going to share a quick lesson that can dramatically improve your listening skills. This will move you one step closer to becoming superhuman. Learning this skill will benefit all of the relationships in your life including, but not limited to, your boss, […]

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The Four Things Your Manager Wants

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 3 min read

Despite what the critic inside your head says, your manager probably doesn’t expect perfection. But here’s what they most likely want… Your manager wants you to take ownership. They want you to identify a problem before they do and let them know how you plan to solve it. They don’t want you to hide and […]

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The Lovable Leader Two-Day Launch Event

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 3 min read

On January 25th, my book, The Lovable Leader will be officially released to the world. To promote the launch of the book, I’m hosting a two-day launch event. I will be talking to brilliant leaders about the concepts in The Lovable Leader. Here’s the schedule of the day with my current confirmed guests. Day 1: […]

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How To Leverage The Inversion Method

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

According to relationship researcher John Gottman, the magic ratio is 5:1. That is, the healthiest relationships generally have 5x or more positive interactions for every one negative interaction. Other studies have shown that human beings have a greater ability to recall negative or painful memories than positive ones. As I covered in The Attrition Equation, […]

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Be Worth Following

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 4 min read

The greatest leaders are fundamentally no different from you and me. They choose certain ways to behave, either through instinct or education, formal and informal. Great paragons of leadership forge new paths and bring about something remarkable, all because they have one thing in common: people are willing to follow them. Seriously, break it down: […]

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We can all agree that if placed in a leadership position, we’d rather be effective than ineffective. We’d rather people like us than hate us. In short, we’d rather be a great leader than a bad boss. The problem is too many managers still try to gain respect through fear. Too many managers get so […]

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Delegation Motivation

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

One of the most emotionally challenging aspects of leading teams is delegation. On the surface, it sounds quite simple. Just assign the task to someone else. However, in order to delegate work to someone else, you must relinquish your control and put trust in someone else to handle the task. You need to confront your […]

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Critical Care

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 3 min read

How do you give someone critical feedback without them getting defensive but instead taking it in the spirit in which it was given? Whether you are a manager who needs to deliver some suggested improvements for a team member, a spouse who needs to broach a difficult subject with your partner, or a parent who […]

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