Author Archive | Karin Hurt

5 Ways to Benefit from a Disengaged Boss

Ideally your boss is interested, eager to remove roadblocks, asking provocative questions, and helping build your career. That’s the leader I wish for you, and want you to be.   But, with 71% of workers disengaged, chances are one day or another you’ll work for a disengaged boss. On the surface it sucks.  Your team’s […]

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50 Shades of Boring: When Leaders are Bores

“The real story is actually probably pretty boring, right?  I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.” -Mark Zuckerberg It all looks so sexy.  Corporate jets.  Dramatic moves.  Microphones. When it’s a Cinderella story, it’s even better. It’s easy to romanticize leadership success.  To imagine the stroke of genius, the […]

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The Insiders Guide to the Dark Side

“Powerful you have become. The dark side I sense in you.” -Yoda You desperately want a leadership do-over, but it’s too late.  It’s out there– your dark side in all it’s glory. You hear yourself apologizing… “I just wasn’t myself.”   Don’t be too sure. “I never act like that.”  Yes, you just did. Your […]

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9 Ways to Maximize Your College Leadership Experience

I’m often asked which colleges are the best for “leadership.”  The short answer is “most will do just fine.”  As with most of life, it’s what you make of it.  College is a great place to grow as a leader. Much of your leadership learning will come from peripheral aspects of the college experience.  Being […]

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