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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Tools
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Tools

  I’ve always been a tool guy. I grew up around them and learned early on how to use them. I learned how to take things apart with them and how to put things back together. I grew to appreciate tools for what they could do which led to an admiration of the creative minds...
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Not really a tool at all
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Not really a tool at all

  It was then that it hit me. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I was clueless about where to begin or what to do next. “What,” I wondered, “was my expensive education and engraved certificate worth?” Well, over time I figured things out and I did gain understanding. Through those...
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You want to do what with that tool?
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You want to do what with that tool?

As a specialist for a major home improvement big box store, James (not his real name) meets a great many people who have big plans, small budgets, and even smaller skill sets. He tells me that every day they come into the store to buy parts and pieces for one project or another with no...
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What a resume’ won’t tell you

I've been disappointed more than once. Resumes that looked good failed to guarantee a successful new hire. I have hired a couple of people whose resumes included very high-end work for some exclusive clients. Within two weeks of working in my shop I could see they were not going to work out. Back when I...
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