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The Power of Leverage
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The Power of Leverage

Hi, I’m Jack Dunigan of thepractialleader.com and today’s leadership lesson, lessons in superlative leaderships, I’m going to you about the power of leverage. Standby. You’ve probably seen the tagline on our website, which says reach further, accomplish more and work less. Well, that’s an important tagline because it’s not just words, it’s not just this...
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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 strategic planning sessions quarterly, others but once a year or so. There really is no “right” number. We hold them at least once a year, and for most companies that’s probably sufficient. You will need...
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5 Tenets of faith for leaders…and they have nothing to do with religion
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5 Tenets of faith for leaders…and they have nothing to do with religion

We all believe things and we believe in things. Our trust rests upon and resides within a certain set of beliefs. And I am NOT talking about doctrine, church dogma, or tenets of religion. I am talking about the set of beliefs we as leaders have, often gone unnamed or unexamined, but held strongly that...
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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 emerging leaders. It is called “Building Leaders From The Inside Out – A Course In Developing Leaders With Character.” In so doing, I’ve encountered some interesting feedback. One reviewer said that “The leader of a...
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The difference between an incomplete leader and an incompetent one

  The myth of the superhero leader, a person of unlimited ability, charisma, and strength persists. Indeed, throughout all of history we have forced the illusion of the larger than life figure who is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. Without...
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9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader
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9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader

  It was an embarrassing display. I was in a another city working for a non-profit organization. The organization’s director , I'll call him Clark, and I were at a local restaurant for dinner. The waitress was having a difficult time that evening and got a couple of things wrong. I watched in stunned disbelief...
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Influence – when you speak, who listens?
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Influence – when you speak, who listens?

Tables were arranged in a shallow U-shape at the front of the room. It was the annual board meeting of a vintage automobile club whose members resided in almost every state. The year had not been a peaceful one when some actions taken by the board provoked considerable anger among many members. The annual meeting...
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10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader
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10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader

He was a fair to middling woodworker. On a good day he could complete a project with only one or two mistakes. In his early thirties, he had an inclination to drink and in a place where the price of rum was less than that of milk, staying lubricated was neither difficult nor expensive…unless you...
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The Problem-Solving Process – a free infographic
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The Problem-Solving Process – a free infographic

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