Laws of leadership – getting to know the ropes
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Laws of leadership – getting to know the ropes

When a new sailor arrived on board, he had to learn how to tie knots and which rope hauled up which sail. After which of course they would know the ropes. It is an expression used in all kinds of settings these days, but the principal applies especially well here. When I graduated from college,...
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Essential Skill #3
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Essential Skill #3

“Leading is easy, the hard part is getting people to follow.” Yogi Berra    Ok, so you can accurately read the circumstances and the people in them, have a clear concept of what has to be done, and can confidently articulate why it needs to be done. Can you get anyone to cooperate with your...
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Essential skill #2 – Know what needs to be done and what to do next
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Essential skill #2 – Know what needs to be done and what to do next

Michael Vance, former creative consultant for Walt Disney, tells this story. One late summer night, he was walking down Main Street USA in Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It had been a busy day and the street was filled with guests making their way to the exits. At the same time, a team of draft horses...
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6 Differences between leaders and managers
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6 Differences between leaders and managers

  In my last post I mentioned the capacities of insight and outsight, two characteristics which distinguish leaders from managers. Leaders, as set apart from management tasks, are supposed to "see" further and deeper than those who serve under them. It is the "Line of Sight" principle. Here are 6 differences. There are doubtless many...
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Effective leadership essential Skill #1 – Understand the times
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Effective leadership essential Skill #1 – Understand the times

You just have to know what’s going on while it is going on. You have to have some grasp of why it is happening, and you need to understand the implications of what it means for you and your team! You cannot get where you want to go if you do not know where you...
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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 the normal flow of correspondence find it way to you, so does tons more: catalogs, flyers, sales offers, opportunities to win $10 million, newsletters, magazines, newspaper clippings, contracts, receipts, bills, memos, notes, legal documents, and...
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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. It makes communication possible and expedient between distant centers and it is relatively reliable as a record of converstations because most email programs will notify you when your message has been received and read. But...
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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 own list of things you don’t want to do again. Here’s mine. 1. Tinkering when things are running smoothly. If your team is working well, leave them alone. If objectives are defined and mutual (everyone knows what...
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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, a great logistics man.  His main vulnerability was that he could not muster the will to fight. He was a man of planning and organization but not of action. He just could not garner the...
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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. 1. Make others feel important. If your goals and decisions are self-centered, and obviously so, followers will lose their enthusiasm quickly. Be certain to emphasize their strengths and contributions not just your own. 2. Promote...
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