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One Size Fits One

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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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Three Components of a Balanced Organization
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Three Components of a Balanced Organization

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Birds of a feather – why we need to belong
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Birds of a feather – why we need to belong

It commonly happens. Single adults hang out with other single adults. After marriage, couples transition away from their single friends and begin to hang out with other couples. The same occurs after children arrive. Why? Because we are socially programmed to associate with people who are like ourselves. We find both encouragement and support in...
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4 Lessons in leadership from a 2400 mile road trip
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4 Lessons in leadership from a 2400 mile road trip

I’ve been absent from this website for the past couple of weeks (but then you knew that already from the lack of new articles – at least I hope you noticed). First, I flew to Reno for a 4 day leadership conference sponsored by SCORE. Then, there was a flight to Phoenix where we picked...
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Overwhelming leadership success and management failure
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Overwhelming leadership success and management failure

One of the best examples of overwhelming and comprehensive leadership success and overwhelming and comprehensive management failure can be seen in the career of General George Patton. A brilliant and courageous strategist, his record of success on the field of conflict in two wars is nothing short of phenomenal. But as bright a star as...
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6 Essential Lessons About Motivation From a Job Offer…and the person turned it down
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6 Essential Lessons About Motivation From a Job Offer…and the person turned it down

Jason is a principal officer in one of a consulting firm’s city offices.  The Regional VP recently met with Jason to offer him a position as a District manager. For two hours or so the Regional guy talked about the district, its strengths, and its few weaknesses and offered the job. It was an offer...
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Leading from behind, what it is…and what it is not
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Leading from behind, what it is…and what it is not

This concept of leading from behind appears in the news fairly often. The term and the concept have found their most academic expression in an idea put forth by Linda Hill of the Harvard Business School. She claims it originated from reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography when he likened leaders who shepherd their flocks from behind....
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Using Authority, Capitalizing on Power
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Using Authority, Capitalizing on Power

I was in my first year of junior high school. That means the ripe age of 12. I had enrolled in woodshop as one of my permitted elective courses and very excited about learning how to make things. I don’t really remember the first project we were given to work on. But I do remember...
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Fitting in – Understanding the difference between management and leadership
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Fitting in – Understanding the difference between management and leadership

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