Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: What you do is your example

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You’ve been advised to “lead by example,” but you often don’t hear that you have no choice. What you say and what you do are the example you set. The question to ask yourself is: “Do I want people to follow this example?” If you don’t, change your behavior. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Leadership: The MacArthur Maxim

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Despite the moniker “Dugout Doug,” Douglas MacArthur was an exceedingly brave man who was often heedless of danger. In his book, American Caesar, William Manchester tells about the time MacArthur was asked about why he remained in dangerous circumstances instead of seeking cover. The General replied: “If  »  Read More

Leadership: Pictures Big and Small

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Bob was one of the great supervisors that I studied. The teams he led were always productive and people loved to work for him. His reputation for preparing people for promotion was a big plus. His peers thought he was great, too, because he always seemed to have the time to help them when they needed it or offer a bit of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Show and Tell

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Tell them what’s important, but don’t stop there. Show them. Model the behavior you want. Make sure you share the same message in both ways. Your show and your tell need to send the same message or you’ll come off as insincere or, even worse, as a manipulator and deceiver. If that happens your team  »  Read More

Leadership: 5 things you can do to get better results

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Leadership is a doing discipline. Behavior’s all you’ve got to help your team and your team members succeed. Behavior is what you say and what you do, nothing else. That’s not much, but it’s enough. Here are five ways you can use what you say and do to do a better job. Touch Base Frequently Some bosses only call or  »  Read More

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