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4 ways to get clutter out of your in-box and off your desk
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4 ways to get clutter out of your in-box and off your desk

Every professional soon discovers that his or her name resides on dozens, maybe hundreds of mailing lists. Not only does...
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When to use email, how to use email, when not to, why
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When to use email, how to use email, when not to, why

Email is fast, easily filed and retreived, simple to reply to. It has replaced written correspondence in nearly every situation....
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7 Mistakes you can easily avoid
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7 Mistakes you can easily avoid

Some mistakes are almost unavoidable, but there are others that you can avoid entirely. I am sure you have your...
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Power of decisive action
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Power of decisive action

General McLellan was President Lincoln’s first choice to lead the Union army against Confederate forces. McLellan was a terrific organizer,...
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7 Keys to lighting a fire under your employees or associates
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7 Keys to lighting a fire under your employees or associates

Jeff (not his real name but this is a true story) is one of the best in the business. He...
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This week in the world of leadership blogs

There are so many talented leaders sharing insight, it is not always easy to get to them all. Here is...
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6 action traits of effective leaders
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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....
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How we learn – and what you should do to get the most out of what you need to teach
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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...
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Small Group Dynamics – How to Detect Emerging Leadership
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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...
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Loser’s Limp
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Loser’s Limp

It was probably in the last year or so of junior high school. I was waiting for my race during ...
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Not really a tool at all
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Not really a tool at all

  It was then that it hit me. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I was...
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You want to do what with that tool?
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You want to do what with that tool?

As a specialist for a major home improvement big box store, James (not his real name) meets a great many...
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Tools
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Tools

  I’ve always been a tool guy. I grew up around them and learned early on how to use them....
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Leadership principles are universal

Without apology I will warn you now that I will from time to time, use references to the Bible in...
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Activity is one thing, Accomplishment is another.

When the Crystal Palace Exhibition opened in 1851 crowds flocked to London's Hyde Park to behold its marvels. One of...
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Paid to Produce

I don't think I could ever work in a government agency. For the first 25 years of my career I...
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Line of Sight

Two of my employees are working out of the shop installing components we made. Their's is not a particularly complicated...
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What a resume’ won’t tell you

I've been disappointed more than once. Resumes that looked good failed to guarantee a successful new hire. I have hired...
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Making Good Decisions

Making Good Decisions: When a recent graduate joined a prestigious firm, his ambition to succeed and advance drove him to...
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