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Leading the Right Way … by influence

Leading is getting others to follow. You can use authority or influence. The concept of influencing others will require you to evaluate your ideas about power. Today’s workforce want team leaders who are willing to lead, not just manage. The

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A leadership Master Class … on 1 Page!

Three or four years ago, I began assembling some management tips for a future presentation. At some point during the process, the topic changed and I simply filed those notes away. I am certain that some of the tips were

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5 Considerations of Great Team Leadership

How would you define a great team leader? Hopefully, you definition will include large doses of integrity and the absence of manipulation. As simple as this sounds, it is very powerful. Leadership is so important because you must accomplish most

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PRACTICE, Practice, practice … makes perfect!

Most of us could agree that to build or perfect a skill requires practice. A musician must spend hours practicing scales and other rudiments to reach peak performance. The big question is, do we dedicate a similar routine to the

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The Great Leader Mindset

Dave Logan is a professor at the University of Southern California and a corporate consultant. He contributed an article to CBS MoneyWatch, entitled Mindset of great leaders.  He offers, in one sentence, how to prove your worth as a leader

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6 Influencing Styles … and considerations!

The current professional environment demands team leaders who are willing to lead, not just manage. Today, team leaders must clearly communicate a shared vision and keep their goals and priorities aligned with those of the organization. The most effective team

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Are Ethics Obsolete?

It’s hard for team leaders to be ethical because there are too many pressures to survive and to win at any cost. Various writers have coined the term “reptilian economy” where self-preservation prevails and everything is negotiable. There is a

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