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Contrarian leadership

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Author, consultant, and "management guru" Wolf Rinke has a simple message for you: Everything you know about leadership is wrong.

In his book Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel, Rinke debunks management myths and offers counterintuitive strategies to lead readers toward "contrarian leadership." "Assumptions that have worked for you in the past," he writes, may "need to be revisited, re-evaluated, and — horror of horrors — changed." Here are some of Rinke's new management maxims:

- Don't have people work for you. "All of us work for only one person — ourselves," Rinke writes. Instead of relying on your authority — and expecting people to do things "because you said so" — Rinke urges us to "treat all employees as if they were volunteers." That's "the fastest way to achieve peak performance."

How do you treat employees like volunteers? Rinke offers several strategies: Give your people something to be passionate about — something that ...(register to read more)

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