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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Success Secret #6 – Success Tomorrow Rides On What You Do Today
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Success Secret #6 – Success Tomorrow Rides On What You Do Today

Hi, I’m Jack Dunigan of thepracticalleader.com. The principles of success and achievement are as old as life and as universal as sunshine. They’ve never changed throughout human history and continue to drive and guide the great leaders of our time. In fact, most of us know them already, but probably don't know just how vital...
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The one lesson learned in 2014 and what to do about it in 2015
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The one lesson learned in 2014 and what to do about it in 2015

In little more than a few hours we’ll turn the calendar on another year. We look back on the year past with a little sadness at its passing and a little more gladness that it’s over. As we launch into a new year, we are forced by calendars and convention to turn the page, as...
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The Year Ahead…and why it’s important to look at the year behind
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The Year Ahead…and why it’s important to look at the year behind

American television has begun its annual emphasis on nostalgia. They’ve begun producing and broadcasting programs that take a look back at the year about to end. While most zero in on news events and famous people, some look at the year’s best cars, the year’s best tech products, or those people who are no longer...
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Is doing what you do getting you what you really want?
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Is doing what you do getting you what you really want?

Start-ups are, in many ways, a lot easier than leading a seasoned company or organization. Once systems, methods, and procedures are in place they can become part of the corporate identity. Indeed, they become you and you become identified as them. If they work, okay. If they move your department, company, or organization toward your...
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7  traits of a great planner
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7 traits of a great planner

It’s time to become small minded. Visionaries are big thinkers. Planners may make big plans but they think small. They take the grand scheme of things and turn it into smaller steps. Planners are comprehensive thinkers whose skillset includes the ability to break things up into increments and whose experience has shown them the necessity...
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3 leadership lessons I learned on board the USS Midway

In mid-January of this year my son and I spent the better part of a day touring the USS Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier berthed in San Diego harbor. I’ve been on naval vessels before but none as large as the Midway. As awe inspiring as the Midway’s war making capabilities were, both Nathaniel and...
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Viability – lessons from Studebaker
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Viability – lessons from Studebaker

They started making wagons for farmers, miners and the military in 1852. Incorporated in 1868 under the name Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, they entered the automobile business in 1902 making electric vehicles. By 1904 they were making gasoline-powered vehicles and for the next 50 years became a major player in the business. With a reputation...
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4 Lessons from a meddling boss
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4 Lessons from a meddling boss

The hour was late, quite late in fact, somewhere around 8 p.m. The office had technically been closed since 5 but I was still there working with two volunteers. I was tasked with the job of preparing registration packets for the 1300 or so incoming guests at a conference. The sponsoring organization had contracted with...
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Power Plays – The 4 Dilemmas We Face and What to Do About Them
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Power Plays – The 4 Dilemmas We Face and What to Do About Them

Only 4 dilemmas, you ask? Well, truthfully, leaders and manager face many challenges daily. Some days it may seem like your hours are filled with nothing but. However, the dilemmas I refer to in the title are the encompassing dilemma that we face in principle. They manifest themselves in the unending stream of challenges and...
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