5 reasons why hope is not a valid strategy

5 reasons why hope is not a valid strategy

Hope is not a strategy but it is an essential attitude. One of the best employee associates I ever had was a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel. I have always loved working with military people. Their training firmly builds within them a “can do” mentality and a fixation on mission objectives. This one was no...
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Power Plays – How power flows

Power Plays – How power flows

The mantra goes like this. We have a staff of employees, associates, and subordinates for three purposes: To extend our reach – to make it possible for us as leaders and managers to get influence more people and thus get more done. To multiply our effectiveness – the principle of reproduction works here. We impart...
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Keeper Trait #11 – Truthfulness

Keeper Trait #11 – Truthfulness

The tasks of evaluation, decision-making, and determining action are constant for leaders and managers. We must, from start of day to its close, gather information, qualify that information, and prescribe appropriate responses. This requires intelligence and I mean that in the broader sense of information and intelligence gathering not just in the “smart” sense. Leaders...
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Beware the naked man who wants to give you fashion advice

 “Well, you have your degree. Now you’re going to get an education.” One of my professors said that to me the night I graduated. She was correct. A few weeks later I had moved with my new bride (who is now my not-so-new bride but exciting nonetheless) to Northern Arizona for our first post-college, degree-enabled...
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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 cultivate a friendship with one of the firm's principals. After a few weeks he felt comfortable enough with the man's friendship to ask, "How do I get ahead in this business?" "Make good decisions" he...
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