A Leader Must Have a Vision

March 21, 2010

In the Ability to Lead, I quoted Warren Bennis who says, The Lone Ranger is dead.  In order to lead a Great Group, a leader need not possess all the individual skills of the group members.  What he or she must have are vision, the ability to rally the others, and integrity…. Visualizing what you […]

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Three Ways to Develop Relationships with the People You Lead

March 6, 2010

In the article, Leaders Must Touch the Heart , I quoted these words by John Maxwell, One of the most common mistakes people make is trying to lead others before developing relationships with them.  It happens all the time.  A new manager starts with a company and expects the people working there to respond to […]

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Focusing on Costs as an Area which Needs Improvement

March 1, 2010

In my  article on How to Know What Areas Need Improvement , the first guide that I give is to focus on costs. The article stresses that whatever your organization is, whether you are operating for profit or with a budget, like a government agency, the good result of initiating with a cost reduction is […]

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Effective Leaders LEAD

January 25, 2010

A young officer in the Army discovered that he had no change when he tried to buy a soft drink from a vending machine. He flagged down a passing private and asked him, “Do you have change for a dollar?” The private said cheerfully, “I think so. Let me take a look.” The officer drew […]

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Have a Plan for Personal Growth

January 24, 2010

Growth is not automatic; it does not necessarily come with experience, nor simply as a result of gathering information.  Personal growth must be deliberate, planned, and consistent. – John Maxwell I came across the practical steps for personal growth in the book, Developing the Leaders Around You, by JOHN MAXWELL. JOHN MAXWELL, who was listed […]

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