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Let me be clear about my intentions. I will not bash Cam Newton for his behavior on the field or during his interview after the Super Bowl. If I am honest with myself, I too have behaved poorly when my performance was not up to par. My purpose is to share with you a leadership […]
The best leaders are attentive to their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By doing so they: – Remain calm when situations get heated, – Maintain a safe environment so others willingly speak up, – Find the common ground within the differences between people and – Build effective working relationships that maximize business outcomes.
Leadership requires human interaction and human interaction is all about behaviors. Leaders who behave their way to success… – Build powerful teams, – Leverage their strengths and – Achieve results while adapting to changing conditions.
Recently I had the honor and privilege to participate in a digitally recorded audio interview with the Dean of NFL Referees Jim Tunney and successful business owner Stephen F. Skinner. Our wonderful host, Phil R. Taylor facilitated a discussion on the importance of self-control to achieving success. After our session, I spent some time reflecting on the […]
Leadership Team Development Articles During my research on leadership and team development this week I came across three articles you may find beneficial in your continued growth. Please let me know what your thoughts and how you plan to apply what you learned. Thank you for considering my request. 1. Here’s the leadership strategy Nike’s […]
Just this week I came to the realization that life is nothing more than a series of problem solving activities. This led me to list the problems life has presented me. As you might imagine some I caused by poor choices and others fell into my lap by the choices of others. Next, I identified […]
I saw a cartoon earlier this week of a leader sharing the following with his employees: “I want you to critically think and continuously innovate as long as you do things my way.” Thankfully, leaders like General George S. Patton know that micromanagement will not sustain success.
I came across the quote below and it prompted me to reflect on my life and make a list of all the people that helped me get to where I am today. I was amazed as the list grew to over 300 names. My scale of help was minor (e.g., a kind word) to major […]
In an early post, I shared that delegation is a fundamental process that makes everything flow, creating a streamlined environment that produces the best outcomes for the leader, employees, the organization and customers. If this principle is true, then why don’t more leaders practice delegation? Here are the top three reasons that continue to surface […]