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“What got y...
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We are talking about
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They have one or more
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The Success Delusion
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The Success Delusion
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The Success Delusion
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Myths!
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I have Succeeded
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Successful p...
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I can Succeed
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Successful peop...
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I will Succeed
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I choose to Succeed
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Successfu...
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Change of behavior is
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What not to do?
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“We spend a l...
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1-Don’t be an obsessed winner!
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Winning too much
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2- Do not try to add your touch!
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Adding too much value
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3- Do not try to judge others!
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4- Avoid destructive comments!
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7- Do not talk when angry!
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9 – Do Not withhold information
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12- Do not make excuses
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16- Do not be rude!
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17- Give gratitude!
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18- Do not shoot the messenger!
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Passing the buck
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20- Do not say “That is me!”
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An excessive need to be “me”
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Getting over it!
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Take feedback
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Say “I am sorry”
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Listen to people
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  1. 1. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik
  2. 2. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Marshall Goldsmith, “What got you here will not take you there”
  3. 3. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com We are talking about successful people …
  4. 4. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com They have one or more annoying behavior …
  5. 5. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Not realizing that it is happening AND They can change it!
  6. 6. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com The Success Delusion Why we resist change!
  7. 7. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com The Success Delusion ● We Delude ourselves about: Our achievements Our status Our contributions
  8. 8. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com The Success Delusion ● It gives us: Confidence Doubt-free life Blindness of risks!
  9. 9. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Myths!
  10. 10. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com I have Succeeded ● Successful people believe in their skills and abilities  They believe their contributions are more than they really are!
  11. 11. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com I can Succeed ● Successful people believe they have the capabilities to make things happen  “I am successful. I behave this way. I am successful because I behave this way”!!!
  12. 12. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com I will Succeed ● Successful people are optimistic  Over-commitment stops you from achieving!
  13. 13. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com I choose to Succeed ● Successful people have high need for self determination (not being controlled by others)  Cognitive dissonance may takeover our decisions
  14. 14. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Change of behavior is possible if you can see that it is for your best interest!
  15. 15. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Self interest … ● It usually boils down to: Money (Live) Power (Leave a legacy or feel important) Status (Learn or acquire new experiences) Popularity (Love and be loved)
  16. 16. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com The Twenty Deadly Sins! Habits that hold you back from the top
  17. 17. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com What not to do? ● “We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We do not spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop!” Peter Drucker
  18. 18. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com We do not reward people for what they did not do!
  19. 19. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 1-Don’t be an obsessed winner!
  20. 20. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Winning too much ● Most Common problem! ● In a meeting, you want your position to prevail ● When arguing with a spouse, you want to have the final word ● When driving, you do not want anyone to get ahead of you
  21. 21. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 2- Do not try to add your touch!
  22. 22. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Adding too much value ● Successful people always want to say: ● “I already know that” ● “I know a better way” ● This, simply, kills commitment of people to the idea they are presenting
  23. 23. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 3- Do not try to judge others!
  24. 24. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Passing Judgments ● When you rate other people’s opinions or ideas, you discourage their contributions! ● Just listen, and say “Thank you!”
  25. 25. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 4- Avoid destructive comments!
  26. 26. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Making Destructive Comments ● To avoid them, ask yourself: ● Is it useful to the customer? ● Is it useful to the organization? ● Is it useful to the person I am talking to? ● Is it useful to the person I am talking about? ● If the answer is no, just Shut Up!
  27. 27. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 5- Do not start with: No, but, or However!
  28. 28. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Starting with no, but, or however “I am right, you are wrong!” ● Stop defending your position!
  29. 29. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 6- Don’t act too wisely!6- Do Not act too wisely!
  30. 30. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Telling the world how smart you are ● It insults other people! ● Listen to the idea or suggestion and say “Thank you!”
  31. 31. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 7- Do not talk when angry!
  32. 32. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Speaking when angry ● Anger is rarely someone else fault. ● In most cases, the source of anger is in here not out there
  33. 33. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 8- Avoid negative comments!
  34. 34. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com “Let me explain why that won’t work”! ● That is not being helpful! ● It is just being negative ● It comes from the need to prevent others from appearing smarter than you are! ● Before saying that it won’t work, come up with a better idea or just Shut Up!
  35. 35. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 9 – Do Not withhold information
  36. 36. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Withholding Information ● Leads to: mistrust and suspicion ● When intentional, it reflects a character floe ● Unintentionally, it may happen when you are too busy
  37. 37. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 10- Do not forget to praise and reward
  38. 38. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Failing to give proper recognition ● You are depriving people from the emotional payoff they deserve! ● Learn to shift the focus from yourself unto others
  39. 39. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 11- Avoid being thanked for what you did not do!
  40. 40. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Claiming credit you do not deserve ● It is a Crime! ● Ask yourself: “Is it possible that someone else deserves to be thanked for my success?”
  41. 41. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 12- Do not make excuses
  42. 42. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Making Excuses ● “The traffic ...” “My assistant ...” “They ...” ● Be responsible!
  43. 43. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 13- Do not blame your parents
  44. 44. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Clinging to the past ● Deflecting blame onto events and people in our past ● Do not blame others for the choices you made!
  45. 45. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 14- Avoid unfairness
  46. 46. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Playing favorites ● You will always love your Dog! But is it more important than your child?! ● Admit to yourself that you are not objective in evaluating people!
  47. 47. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 15- Be quick to apologize!
  48. 48. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Refusing to express regret ● It is an aspect of not being responsible ● It is not easy! ● Apologizing is one of the most powerful weapons you have ● Apologizing turns people into allies ● This is how people change, teams improve, and companies grow
  49. 49. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 16- Do not be rude!
  50. 50. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Not listening ● You are essentially saying: “You are not important to me!” and “I do not care about you!” ● Be patient!
  51. 51. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 17- Give gratitude!
  52. 52. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Failing to express gratitude ● Gratitude is a skill that we can never display too often ● If you do not know what to say, say “Thank you!”
  53. 53. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 18- Do not shoot the messenger!
  54. 54. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Punishing the messenger ● How many times did you attack the one who is bringing you the news? ● Just say “Thank you!”
  55. 55. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 19- Do not pass the buck!19- Avoid saying “he did it”
  56. 56. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Passing the buck ● You are never wrong, are you? ● A leader who can not take responsibility for his team’s problems, is not a leader in the first place! ● No one expects you to be right all the time, so why should you?
  57. 57. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com 20- Do not say “That is me!”
  58. 58. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com An excessive need to be “me” ● A character fault is not excused simply because that is who you are! ● You have to get out of your comfort zone! ● Leadership is about other people.
  59. 59. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Getting over it!
  60. 60. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Take feedback
  61. 61. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Say “I am sorry”
  62. 62. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Listen to people
  63. 63. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com Say “Thank you!”
  64. 64. What NOT to do as a leader! Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com

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