Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Team is Your Destiny

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When you become a boss, you place your destiny in the hands and hearts of your team. They get to choose whether to pitch in or not, whether to play nice with each other or not, whether to listen to your directions or not. That can be scary, but it can also become the source of great performance. Teams, working together  »  Read More

Mr. Morris Lives

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Helen is well past ninety. She’s physically healthy, but there are a lot of things she doesn’t remember. When I stop to talk to her, she always asks the name of my dog. When I tell her, she always says that’s it’s like the dog in some movie. She can’t remember the title of the movie. And she always loves it  »  Read More

Leadership’s Dirty Little Secret

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Barry and I started our careers at the same time. Because we went to the same church and lived near each other, we talked a lot about our ambitions. Back then, we both wanted to be big company CEOs. Neither one of us made it. Fairly early on, I learned the hard way (by getting fired) that I was much more effective in  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let them know you care

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Your job is helping the team and the team members succeed. Let them know you care. Let them know you care about the mission. Check up. Offer help. Keep them focused. Let them know you care about them. Simple greetings help. Conversations help. Praise and encouragement help. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become  »  Read More

Leadership: Andrew Jackson and Leadership in Adversity

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In January 1813, Andrew Jackson marched south from Tennessee with a force of 2000 to bolster the defense of New Orleans. When he got to Natchez, some 500 miles from home, he received orders to dismiss his troops. The order was for him simply to dismiss the troops and turn over his supplies to General James Wilkinson  »  Read More

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