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FIVE PRACTICIES OF LEADERS WHO CONNECT (PART 4)

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Now part 4. CONNECTING ALWAYS REQUIRES ENERGY As I talked about in the last blog connecting with people doesn’t just happen by accident. You have to be intentional about what you’re doing – which means you have to put some personal energy behind what you’re trying to achieve and than channel that energy strategically to […]

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GROWING OTHERS

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I got a text message the other day from someone I used to lead that meant the world to me. It said, “Thankyou so much for your advice and wisdom the other day. I would never be able to do all that I do now, be in the position I am without your gentle pressure […]

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DEVELOPING OTHERS

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Everyone knows the saying, “It is better to give than receive”. I remember as a kid thinking that was a great big con. I always liked to receive presents and stuff. As a leader, do believe that is better to give than receive? Let me ask it another way, “Do you believe that you will […]

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BECOMING A LEADER WHO DEVELOPS OTHERS (PART 2)

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Alchemy, which begins with a base metal and some natural ingredients, the fabled chemists turned ordinary items into gold.  Each of the ingredients stood on its own and had other uses. Put together with skill they transformed into completely different and more precious metal – gold, one of the rarest metals. It is similar with […]

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BECOMING A LEADER WHO DEVELOPS OTHERS

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Over 50 years ago, Myles Mace in a book called ‘The Growth and Development of Executives’ published by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, stated that: “The most effective way of providing for the growth and development of people is through the conscious coaching of subordinates by their immediate supervisors’. When you look back […]

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FIVE PRACTICES OF LEADERS WHO CONNECT (continued)

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2. CONNECTING ALWAYS FOCUSES ON OTHERS When you’re trying to connect with someone else, keep in mind it’s never about you – it’s always about the interests and preferences of the person you’re interacting with. Focus on what’s important to them and you will be one of the most interesting people they’ve ever met.   […]

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FIVE PRACTICES OF LEADERS WHO CONNECT

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(The following blogs are based on the book by John Maxwell: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect) The basis of leadership is people. If you can’t relate with people, they won’t follow you. Relationships will make or break a leader over time. Effective leaders don’t focus on themselves and their own success. They are others-minded. To them, […]

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CHARACTER NEEDS COURAGE

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Character is only character when it has been tested. One of the things that people don’t tell you when you first become a leader is that much of leadership is about courage. When everything is going smoothly you don’t really need a leader, just a manager. Leaders show their worth when there are complications, decisions, […]

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BECOMING AN INTENTIONAL LEADER

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  Intentionality starts when you lay a foundation that is built on values and principles that don’t change according to the outside environment. In order to do that you need to identify them first. Here are the steps to do that. Step 1: Identify Your Values The first step in developing a personal mission statement […]