Power Plays – Getting the job done
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Power Plays – Getting the job done

A friend once remarked that “It is amazing how much you can get done if you just do it.” A look at a jobs offered column on line or in a newspaper will inevitably turn up several with the qualifier “Must be a self-starter.”  Why? Because you hire people to extend your reach, multiply your...
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Power Plays – Evaluation
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Power Plays – Evaluation

So far, you have articulated your vision for the company or organization. You have identified your circle of concern and your limited circle of ability. You have listed the tasks that can be delegated to someone else and created a list of people to whom you can delegate those tasks. You have identified and articulated...
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Power Plays – the 6 principles of delegating responsibility
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Power Plays – the 6 principles of delegating responsibility

A man got on a crowded bus carrying a heavy briefcase. There were no seats, and he had to stand near the driver, holding on to a pole next to the driver’s seat. He held the pole with one hand and the briefcase with the other. After a while, the bus driver looked at him...
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Power Plays – How power flows
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Power Plays – How power flows

The mantra goes like this. We have a staff of employees, associates, and subordinates for three purposes: To extend our reach – to make it possible for us as leaders and managers to get influence more people and thus get more done. To multiply our effectiveness – the principle of reproduction works here. We impart...
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Keepers – Trait #6 – Organization
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Keepers – Trait #6 – Organization

A woodshop in the Caribbean uses a lot of mahogany. Lots and lots of it. In my business, Dunigan Designs, (I sold the business a few years ago but you can check out the website here). Since we made doors, windows, custom furniture, closets, kitchens, and molding, we accumulated a lot of cut-off pieces called...
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Motivators that don’t motivate – 5 Ways to kill the engine of ambition and progress in your associates and make yourself look completely inept.

Motivation is a very personal thing so when you find it alive and well within someone you work with, it’s in your interest and theirs to do all you can to keep it vibrant. The challenge with those who would be motivators is they easily disconnect themselves from the perspective of others. Being egocentric beings,...
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Management 101 – Part 2 – Organize
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Management 101 – Part 2 – Organize

Whether you’re planning a meeting with your associates or the launch of a new product, the plans are doomed unless and until things are organized. Plans may make us feel better and plans do give us a sense of accomplishment and purpose. But plans, in and of themselves, will remain locked in and of themselves....
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7 reasons why “one and done” doesn’t work for leaders
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7 reasons why “one and done” doesn’t work for leaders

There is a good deal of satisfaction in finishing a job. I make lists of tasks then check them off as they are done. I’ve noticed, as I am certain you have, that many tasks are done repetitively.  It takes one skill set to start up a business but another skill set to keep it...
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #9 – Renewing
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #9 – Renewing

The public is hungry for the newest and greatest. Advertisers know this and are quite good at hyping the new and improved features of products. The public will shake loose money if they think there’s a new wrinkle in something they want that will somehow make their lives better or at least more interesting. But...
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #8 – represent the group in dealing with others
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #8 – represent the group in dealing with others

No group anywhere exists or functions in complete isolation. Somewhere, somehow it connects with and interacts with other groups. Leaders of units, departments, divisions, regions, or entire companies still need representation. Perhaps the most immediate function of representation is in grievances or problems. But a leader also serves as stand in when defining his group’s...
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