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Polar Bear Pirates and their quest to engage the sleepwalkers: Motivate Everyday People To Deliver Extraordinary Results Illustrations by Phil Williams by Adrian Webster

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SONAR Leaders

You'd be quite surprised at the number of times in coffee breaks at conferences or at workshops that I've had people whispering to me that they are thinking of looking for another job and the simple reason is, their manager no longer seems to care anymore. When I ask how they know that they don't care, invariably their answer is, ‘Because they never seem to listen’.

The absurd thing is, when I suggest to them that they point this out to their manager and make their feelings known, their response is often what sounds like a punch line ‘Oh I've tried that, but they didn't listen!’

Poor managers spend their time talking and looking for opportunities to catch people out. The world's most effective leaders, what I call SONAR leaders, ...

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