How to Be a Great Boss with Peter Economy

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Peter Economy. Peter is the bestselling author of Managing for Dummies (more than 600,000 copies sold globally) and is The Leadership Guy at INC.COM who averages more than 500,000 page views a month for his more than 1,500 columns published to date. He routinely works with C-level executives, executive coaches, and business consultants worldwide. His new book, Wait I’m the Boss?!? – The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One is a go-to guide for anyone in their first management position, those who are aspiring to lead an organization or the experienced leader who is looking to brush up on their skills.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • Why bad bosses are the #1 reason people leave a company
  • The importance of mentorship in leadership
  • How optimism contributes to being a better leader
  • Why companies need to spend more time getting at the root cause instead of putting on band-aids
  • How the best leaders are human and keep the connection going by building bridges of trust
  • Why leaders need to constantly give feedback both formally and informally
  • What small and medium businesses can learn from Fortune 500 companies

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