You get people to want what you want [...]
Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and d’Artagnan, the Three Musketeers, famous in legend and film repeated a mantra that perfectly illustrates the impact vision has on a team. (Check the end of this article to find out why the “Three” Musketeers [...]
Shadows on the Teche is a restored great house near New Iberia, Louisiana. The National Trust for Historic Preservation owns the property now and has renovated the home and grounds with scrupulous attention to detail. I assure you [...]
When I left my day job less than 16 months ago, ThePracticalLeader.com had almost no readers. Today, I am happy to report that almost 20,000 leaders and managers have visited this site more than 61,000 times so far this year. [...]
That’s the essence of it, isn’t it? Delightful surprise! That moment when one opens
the gift and receives the unexpected, the unasked for, the unplanned, but that
gift that perfectly matches the personality of the receiver discerned [...]
I was working as a sub-contractor for a mid-sized charity on the West Coast and happened to schedule myself into the main office the week just before Christmas. One of the [...]
I like strong leaders. I may not always agree with them, but I do admire them. They get things done and they stand out. Strong leaders make their mark, leave an imprint, change the way things are done or considered.
So, you have choices to make when it comes to building power lines. The process of delegation is not complicated, but it is complex. There is the mixture of opinions and attitudes that must be appraised and evaluated. You need [...]
Extend your reach, Multiply your effectiveness, Divide your work.
The principle of multiplication does not end at the first level, or perhaps I should say it [...]
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A considerate reader emailed to say he wanted to sign up for the newsletter but the captcha was invisible.
I have two sign up forms – one for the newsletter and another for [...]
Twenty six! Twenty six employees came…and went.
They didn’t quit. I let them go. Most quietly, some not so. But they left. Eventually and over time I hired, fired, gleaned and screened until I assembled a crew that could [...]
There is a story about a man in Chicago who was rather wealthy and interested in boats. His interest was in more than bass boats. He was interested in large boats, ocean-going blue water yachts and had the money to [...]
The public is hungry for the newest and greatest. Advertisers know this and are quite good at hyping the new and improved features of products. The public will shake loose money if they think there’s a new wrinkle in something [...]
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 [...]
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