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To Be a Good Leader, Think Like One

3 December 2010

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Leadership in business involves having a clear vision of the direction you want your company to move in and then being able to communicate that vision to inspire others to make it happen. Getting derailed from this purpose or becoming bogged down in the day-to-day details of the business often leads to mediocre leadership. There are many different styles of leadership, but good leaders have in common certain ways of thinking.

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The Five Essential Habits of Effective Leaders

26 November 2010

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These 5 daily essential habits to build leadership skills are important for effective leaders!

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Lessons From a Blind Man

3 November 2010

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I once worked with a man that was legally blind.  Every Friday night, a group of us met at the local watering hole to kick off the weekend.  Every week, someone would drive him home.  The first time I did this, it was awkward for me since I was unsure how much I needed to […]

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What Makes a Leader? 3 types of Leadership

24 October 2010

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What makes a leader? There are 3 types of leadership designations: 1) A self-proclaimed leader. Calling yourself a leader does not make you one. The first test of leadership is whether anyone is following you. I once had the experience of joining a community group where one gentleman announced that he was the chairman. The […]

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Gratitude: One of the Overlooked Qualities of a Good Leader

16 October 2010

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Gratitude is one of the most overlooked qualities of a good leader. In church the other day, our Priest asked the congregation, “When was the last time you received something and did not say thank you for it?”. One of my employees spent countless hours researching materials and building financial projections for a project we […]

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Leadership Traits: Run Towards the Fire

9 October 2010

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I once heard someone say the definition of leadership is someone who “runs towards the fire”. At the time and under the circumstances, I agreed with him. We all know there are times when a business has a ‘fire’ that needs urgent attention. But then I started to think of other examples in my professional […]

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On Leadership: How to treat people right

13 September 2010

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Successful leaders are those that understand how to treat people and build effective relationships. No matter how compelling your vision or how knowledgeable you are, you must learn people skills. Here are some basic tips on that always work for me: – Take the time to know the organization he operates in. Who are his […]

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