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Them Bones

Them Bones

There are three bones we should have that serve a purpose in leadership.   Three Bones Everyone Needs   1. A Backbone Learn to have the backbone to face adversity and stand up for what is right (even when it is not popular).   2. A Wishbone A wishbone helps...

What Employees Want

What Employees Want

A Study by the Public Agenda Foundation   Ten Things Employees Want:   1. To Work with People Who Treat Me with Respect Today, employees have more options; not to mention it is wrong to be disrespectful.   2. To Experience Interesting Work A way to make...

Eight Qualities of a Valuable Team Member

Eight Qualities of a Valuable Team Member

Quality #1 Initiative They are a self-starter and have contagious energy.   Quality #2 Vision They see the possibilities and realize a better, preferred future.   Quality #3 Dependable They can be counted on to follow through.   Quality #4 Unselfishness...

The Disciplines of Durability

The Disciplines of Durability

Let’s face it; at times, life can be tough. But when life gets tough, you have to be strong. I have found that most great successes come after a series of setbacks, failures and loss. The problem is that most people give up before success comes.   Here are 4...

Qualities of a Good Strategic Leader

Qualities of a Good Strategic Leader

Quality #1 They are passionate about the work of the organization.   Passion is contagious!   Quality #2 They manage resources to maximize effectiveness.   Remember, effectiveness is doing the right things.   Quality #3 They are willing to change and to lead...

Ways to Build a Winning Team

Ways to Build a Winning Team

  #1 Attract Top Talent A. Have a clear vision for the type of people you want on your team  B. Cast a big vision   C. Clarify expectations    D. Interview/Search process    1. Good fit    2. Right skills    3. Right attitude   #2 Establish Guiding...

The Execution Enigma

The Execution Enigma

The definition of execute is to carry out or put into effect a plan, order, or course of action. To LEAD well, you must know how to execute.   L – Leverage Your Time Well   1. Ask WIN (What’s Important Now)2. Work on your Three Top Priorities of the Day3....

The Three Kinds of People in the World

The Three Kinds of People in the World

  Clinical Psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud, who is one of my favorite authors and leadership coaches, puts people in three different categories: Wise People, Foolish People, and Evil People.    What traits do these three kinds of people have and how do you deal...

Seven Habits of Excellence

Seven Habits of Excellence

  1. Give everything you have to everything you do.   2. Know your business. Become an expert in your field; commit to becoming a lifelong learner. People do not pay much for mediocrity but will spend a lot on excellence!   3. Be enthusiastic. You can...