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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Are you better at being a leader or being a manager?

  • I’m better at being a leader: 44.68%
  • I’m better at being a manager: 21.26%
  • I lead and manage equally well: 27.74%
  • I don’t see a difference between leadership and management: 6.31%

Leading or Managing.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How often do you delay big decisions out of fear of being wrong?

  • Never — I always make decisions promptly: 28.72%
  • Sometimes — I’m occasionally afraid to make the call: 62.05%
  • Often — big decisions are hard for me to make: 7.86%
  • Always — I get stuck between fear and making the call: 1.37%

Overcoming your fears.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How well do you solve complex and ambiguous problems?

  • Very well — I’m a great problem solver: 49.9%
  • Well — it takes a lot of effort though: 42.39%
  • Not well — I could be much better at it: 7.1%
  • Poorly — I have trouble with ambiguity and complexity: 0.61%

Ambiguity is challenging.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: What is your preferred style for moving a team toward making a decision?

  • I push and drive until we get there: 14.44%
  • I build consensus through influence: 65.81%
  • I remain quiet and keep the group on track: 18.46%
  • I let others drive the decision: 1.28%

There is power in silence.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Have you ever been on or considered a leadership immersion “expedition”?

  • I’ve been on one or more such programs: 13.36%
  • I’ve never been on one but would like to: 19.59%
  • I don’t have any interest in such programs: 9.45%
  • I’m not familiar with programs like that: 57.6%

Immersing yourself in leadership.[…] Continue Reading »