6 action traits of effective leaders

There are, of course, many traits found within successful and effective leaders. The six I’ve listed here are almost universal. 1. Make others feel important. If your goals and decisions are self-centered, and obviously so, followers will lose their enthusiasm quickly. Be certain to emphasize their strengths and contributions not just your own. 2. Promote … Read more…

How we learn – and what you should do to get the most out of what you need to teach

“How to Light a Fire Under People Without Getting Burned,” one of the seminars I offer, demonstrates the art of multiplying your efforts through others. I sometimes conclude the seminar with a role-playing exercise where each participant must list the tasks he or she presently does that could possibly be done by someone else, then … Read more…

Small Group Dynamics – How to Detect Emerging Leadership

Studies have shown that 2 weeks after hearing a lecture, only 2 people out of 100 will have even a vague idea of what you said.  Discouraging, isn’t it? Lecture may be the most efficient way to transfer information to your listeners, but it is one of the most ineffective ways. Effective leaders are learning … Read more…

Line of Sight

Two of my employees are working out of the shop installing components we made. Their’s is not a particularly complicated or difficult job. Removing old pieces, installing hardware on the new components, reinstalling them, and painting. They are competent, responsible, and hardworking guys. They have made my life much easier and my shop more profitable. … Read more…