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The Power of Leverage
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The Power of Leverage

Hi, I’m Jack Dunigan of thepractialleader.com and today’s leadership lesson, lessons in superlative leaderships, I’m going to you about the power of leverage. Standby. You’ve probably seen the tagline on our website, which says reach further, accomplish more and work less. Well, that’s an important tagline because it’s not just words, it’s not just this...
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What you see is what you get – measuring your response to others
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What you see is what you get – measuring your response to others

What good is it? Often the mantra of the obsessively practical or the hopelessly cynical, a “what good is it?” response typically indicates disgust, disappointment, or disdain, maybe all three. Obsessively practical leaders seem to become well, obsessed, with efficiency. Every act, every task, every intention, indeed every suggestion is qualified by its practical contribution...
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Stuck in 1st gear – is the impediment to progress you?
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Stuck in 1st gear – is the impediment to progress you?

It happens easily enough and usually innocently enough. You start a business or organization then endure what is often a long and expensive learning curve. Along the way you learn…you learn a lot. You discover the competencies and incompetencies of those working with you. You learn how to manage cash flow challenges. You learn the...
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Toxic Employees and what  to do about them – Free Infographic
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Toxic Employees and what to do about them – Free Infographic

We all have to deal with associates and employees. Most are productive and well-adjusted adults. But there are those that are not so simple or so easy to deal with. I found this wonderful and useful infographic from GETVOIP.com. Coming tomorrow = The Perfect Storm guaranteed to foul up your leadership
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3 types of confidence leaders must measure
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3 types of confidence leaders must measure

On the Velocity Channel I watched a reality show about a classic car restoration shop in Canada. In the episode I saw, the owners of the shop had hired an apprentice mechanic. After a few months on the job they considered him worthy of increased responsibilities, so they gave him a project to manage. As...
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Leadership’s happy family – Vision, strategy, & tactics
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Leadership’s happy family – Vision, strategy, & tactics

One non-profit agency operating in Africa opened restaurants as part of its fund-raising strategy. A charitable organization working on the African continent developed a focused vision and successfully imprinted it upon those who worked in the organization both in the US and in Africa. The board and the organization’s director turned their attention to the...
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The principle of risk management
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The principle of risk management

Let’s say for the purpose of this article that you have a position open and a slate of applicants who possess approximately the same list of qualifications, what do you do? You start looking at qualities. Certain qualities are important in almost any job but particularly critical when working in a service industry or in...
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The principle of systems and controls
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The principle of systems and controls

Two nights ago we went with some friends to a local burger joint. It is not a fast food place like McDonalds but it is part of a chain. It was the dinner hour and the place was quite busy. After being seated, we settled in to wait, quite a long time as it turns...
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The principle of promissory note
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The principle of promissory note

You see them too if you ever scan the listings. I am talking about the jobs sections of Craigslist. You can make thousands of dollars working for an unnamed company whose application address is a blind one. This is a common theme of mine. The setting was a private school. The newly installed headmistress faced...
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