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7 rules of engagement that make it easier for your associates to work with you
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7 rules of engagement that make it easier for your associates to work with you

Unless you are the sole proprietor of your business and work in isolation, tucked away somewhere in a closed room,...
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Simple solution

One thing you can do that will make your associates appreciate you even more. I spent 30 years as a...
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Using Authority, Capitalizing on Power
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Using Authority, Capitalizing on Power

I was in my first year of junior high school. That means the ripe age of 12. I had enrolled...
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We are what we are
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We are what we are

I am putting together my next publishing venture, gathering material from past entries and creating a new self-training program for...
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How to really live every day of your life
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How to really live every day of your life

One of my clients is home health care company that provides care for older people who want to remain in...
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Calling is not just a religious thing
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Calling is not just a religious thing

  “The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness,...
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Fitting in – Understanding the difference between management and leadership
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Fitting in – Understanding the difference between management and leadership

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Returning next week

With apologies, Jack Dunigan - The Practical Leader, is a bit under the weather and will return on Monday, January...
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Do you really want that promotion?
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Do you really want that promotion?

Leaders are change agents. Managers are less so. Leaders steer the ship in new directions or they inspire followers to...
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Three things you can measure right now that will help determine where you fit as a leader or manager
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Three things you can measure right now that will help determine where you fit as a leader or manager

At what level do you most often think? At what level are you most often called upon to think? You...
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Measuring Resilience – how well and how quickly can you adapt
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Measuring Resilience – how well and how quickly can you adapt

Change is a constant. Always has been, always will be. Leaders are, in every sense of the word, change agents....
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Getting the most from a mentoring relationship – How to make your mentor’s job easier and more productive
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Getting the most from a mentoring relationship – How to make your mentor’s job easier and more productive

  We marked the passing of 2014 this past week and, as is common at the turn of the calendar,...
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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...
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The Spirit of Christmas – great quotes from the world’s greatest leaders
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The Spirit of Christmas – great quotes from the world’s greatest leaders

  Whether you are religious or not, Christmas is a special time. The spirit of the holiday can be voiced...
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Lessons in leadership and excellence from the managers of Parrot Key
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Lessons in leadership and excellence from the managers of Parrot Key

  Christmas in southwest Florida is the beginning of tourist season. While much of the rest of the country shovels...
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Choosing Effectiveness over Efficiency
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Choosing Effectiveness over Efficiency

  Does your organizational structure look like this? In most places it probably does. At least that is the way...
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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...
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #3 – Carbon Copies
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #3 – Carbon Copies

Our tag line reads “Reach Further, Accomplish More, Work Less.” That is, after all, the objective of developing capable people...
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #2 – Thinking that training is the same thing
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #2 – Thinking that training is the same thing

In the preface to the paperback edition of Newt Gingrich’s bestseller “Breakout” he quotes from Carly Fiorina, the former CEO...
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #1 – Sabotage
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Developing Capable People – Fatal Flaw #1 – Sabotage

  “When you find him,” he said, “come and tell me so I can worship him too.” Those were the...
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