2 of 2: Adam Bryant: What Specifically Makes a Bad Boss/Leader

Leadership and Loyalty™ · February 21, 2024

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The Leap to Leader

Attention all aspiring leaders! Get ready to bridge the gap between managers and true leaders. It’s time to step up and become the influential figure your organization craves. The verdict is in: Leadership is an essential skill. But here’s the kicker: most companies only provide leadership training after a decade in a leadership role. Don’t wait that long! Join us on a transformative journey to unlock your leadership potential. We’ve got the tools, insights, and strategies to help you soar. Are you ready to seize the moment and become the leader you were destined to be? It’s time to make your mark. Let’s dive into The Leap to Leader: From Ambitious Manager to Leadership Mastery. 

In the world of Leadership, there’s always been a lot of talk about climbing the corporate ladder, but do you believe there’s a way to go from being an ambitious manager to an outstanding leader? I ask because everyone in Leadership will tell you there is a vast difference between managing and leading your people.


Today’s guest is here to share exactly how to take that leap, Adam Bryant. Adam joined The ExCo Group, a senior leadership development and executive mentoring firm, as managing director in 2017 after a 30-year career in journalism, including 18 years at The New York Times as creator of the iconic Corner Office column in the New York Times. 

Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 1,000 CEOs and other senior leaders over the last dozen years, and his focus for the conversations has been on the crucial leadership lessons learned rather than asking them about their company strategy. All those insights help contribute to the books he has written and his work in leadership development and executive mentoring for the ExCo Group.

Adam has written four books based on the themes that emerged from those interviews, and his latest book is, “The Leap to Leader: How Ambitious Managers Make the Jump to Leadership.”



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Part 2) What Specifically Makes a Bad Boss/Leader

  • Place Your Bets Please, Confronting the Strategy Lie 
  • Leaders and Decision Making
  • Compartmentalization, The Truth and Lies
  • The Psychopathic Leader
  • Great Manager Who Become Shitty Leaders
  • Being Crushed, Being Human, Remaining Compassionate
  • Confronting The Born Leader Trap
  • The Growing Complexity of a Post-Pandemic World
  • This is Your Lizard Brain on Trust
  • The Shocking Leadership Trust Survey  
  • Leadership in The Grey
  • Dropping Your Purpose Anchor in Any Storm
  • The Call to Abandon Values
  • The 3 Big Questions That Will Define Your Leadership


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Leadership and Loyalty™

What podcast do the top Fortune 500 executives listen to? This one! Every Wednesday and Sunday Dov Baron and his world-class guests including Guy Kawasaki, Tom Bilyeau, Keith Ferrazzi, Major General Ambassador Scott Gration, Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, Commander Mark Divine, Jesse Itzler, Marisa Peer, John Oates, John (The Economic Hitman) Perkins, The Mother of Mindfulness Dr. Ellen Langer, Jordan Harbinger, and Kevin Harrington to name but a few who share the raw truth of their heroic journeys from devastation to purpose.

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