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Attitudes of an effective delegator – Never sanction imcompetence
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Attitudes of an effective delegator – Never sanction imcompetence

Whenever I hire a new employee, as part of their orientation I am always careful to emphasize that it would...
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Attitudes of an Effective Delegator #2 – Gratefulness
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Attitudes of an Effective Delegator #2 – Gratefulness

This week’s entry just happens to coincide with the American holiday of Thanksgiving, a once-a-year day set aside to be...
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Attitudes of an Effective Delegator #1 – Others are Smart, Responsible, & Capable
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Attitudes of an Effective Delegator #1 – Others are Smart, Responsible, & Capable

We recently fired an employee and did so reluctantly. She was a hard worker, had a very low absentee rate,...
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The Attitudes of an Effective Delegator
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The Attitudes of an Effective Delegator

“He was a very hard worker but not a good delegator,” said the consultant. Sitting across the table from the...
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Top Earning Side Jobs
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Top Earning Side Jobs

Top-Paying Side Jobs - Infographic In addition to their full-time work, many people also decide to take on a variety...
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Back to normal
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Back to normal

We were hacked. This website and two more that I administer were hacked by person or persons unknown. It was,...
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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...
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5 things you should do to prepare yourself to lead a strategic planning session
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5 things you should do to prepare yourself to lead a strategic planning session

Every company and organization has them…or at least they should if they want to remain relevant and viable. Some conduct...
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Two little words that infallibly predict an employee’s departure
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Two little words that infallibly predict an employee’s departure

I noticed the shift in vocabulary during a general meeting of department heads. The substitution of just two words signaled...
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How one company destroyed its employee incentive plan with one act of generosity
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How one company destroyed its employee incentive plan with one act of generosity

It seemed like a good idea at the time and an incredibly generous act on the part of the company....
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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...
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5 lessons in motivation from my tailor
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5 lessons in motivation from my tailor

His name is Danny (that's him in the middle) and he owns “Danny’s Fashion Shoppe, bespoke tailors Hong Kong”. His...
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The most important lesson in leadership from the Undercover Boss
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The most important lesson in leadership from the Undercover Boss

As skeptical as I am of the reality of so-called Reality Shows, there is one that I find a little...
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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...
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Starting a nonprofit – an introduction to the basics

I recorded this podcast a few weeks ago for the "Been There Done That" program. It's about 30 minutes long...
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One size fits one – the one motivational secret known and used by all effective leaders
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One size fits one – the one motivational secret known and used by all effective leaders

I have a 66 year old Ford pickup. It’s in great condition both mechanically and cosmetically. I keep it in...
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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...
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10 Reasons why motivation is not optional for leaders
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10 Reasons why motivation is not optional for leaders

It may be easier to do it yourself, but it is not better and certainly not more effective.  10 Reasons...
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Internal Combustion – How to Keep Employees and Associates Motivated
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Internal Combustion – How to Keep Employees and Associates Motivated

Today begins a new series, one prompted by two things. First, how to keep employees and associates motivated is a...
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Excuses won’t help you, reasons will.

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." George Washington Carver Excuses won’t help...
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