The all in – all out school of management…and why it does not work
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The all in – all out school of management…and why it does not work

Ok, we have to admit it. We are busy. Too busy. There are meetings to prepare for and participate in. There are reports to write, read, review, comment upon, and process. The day’s schedule is very often controlled by someone else or at the very least, torpedoed by unplanned events. In my time management seminars,...
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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.
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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.

In earlier posts I wrote about the three benefits of an effective strategic team; that they will 1) extend your reach, 2) multiply your effectiveness, and 3) divide your work. Admittedly that is easier said than done. Hiring the right people is not a simple task. Of the many factors that must be considered –...
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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 #6 – Explaining
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #6 – Explaining

One division of my consulting practice focuses on the unique challenges of non-profit organizations. One client was an inner city church in a mid-size northeastern city. The founding pastor had built his congregation around his vision of an activist congregation doing as much as it could to assist and address the needs of the varied...
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #3 – Capitalizing on motivation
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9 tasks of leadership, Task #3 – Capitalizing on motivation

  Motivation cannot be readily created by a single, isolated act. Motivation can be unlocked, channeled, and maintained, but you cannot create motivation that endures from a pep talk, a monthly award, or a company newsletter. People are motivated or they are not. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a motivational act you as a...
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Helping your associates grow
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Helping your associates grow

I want a staff entirely populated by trusted associates. Everyone does but hardly anyone has a staff who function at that level all the time. Someone somewhere at some time is unaware, that is to say, they are unconsciously incompetent. You’ve probably seen this chart but I’ve put it in for a visual reference. Louis,...
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How to multiply your effectiveness – the 4 levels of ability in your associates
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How to multiply your effectiveness – the 4 levels of ability in your associates

  NOTE: This post is a continuation of a topic I started last week. If you haven’t read it already, I suggest you begin with “How to multiply your effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make.” I ended the previous post with a promise to disclose how Louis rated himself. But before I do...
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make

Jeff does not enjoy performance appraisals. His lack of enthusiasm for the task stems not from any reluctance on his part to scrutinize and identify strong and weak places in his staff’s performance nor does it arise from apprehension over the need to make corrections if needed. Indeed, Jeff’s lack of enjoyment comes from his...
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Barrier #4 – We Lead By One Approach Most of the Time
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Barrier #4 – We Lead By One Approach Most of the Time

Our particular, and in some cases peculiar, personality style gives rise and abets a favorite leadership style. In the 1960's, Douglas McGregor’s study suggested two divergent leadership/management styles – Type X and Type Y. The Type X style, according to the researcher, is a top-down, task oriented style. Type X managers favor giving orders, making...
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Barrier #3 – We Have Preferences Because of Our Personality
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Barrier #3 – We Have Preferences Because of Our Personality

Every person is a blend of attitudes, opinions, gifts, and experiences. There are open people who will readily reveal things about themselves. Others who are more closed would not tell someone very near them. Some are quite direct and to the point. Others can be so indirect that some consider them devious, even scheming and...
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