Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking questions

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Too many bosses want to have all the answers. Don’t be that kind of boss. Try asking questions Ask questions to find out more about the problem. Ask questions to make sure you know what the other person wants. Ask questions to learn more about your team members, Ask questions to demonstrate that you don’t know  »  Read More

Leadership: A Caring Community

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1941 was a momentous year for my parents. My father graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and was ordained a Lutheran pastor My parents got married. They moved to rural upstate New York for their first parish. My father threw himself into the work of being a pastor. He called on all the people in the  »  Read More

Leadership Storytelling

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When I was a little boy and my grandmother was still alive, we would travel to Philadelphia every Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with her. After dinner, my uncles would go to the front room. They set up a small black and white TV on a folding chair. If you asked them, they would say they were watching the Thanksgiving  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are people

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People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and knowledge. People have lives that overlap their time at work. People aren’t good at the things  »  Read More

It’s the People, Stupid!

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Want to succeed as a leader? Pay attention to the people around you. Technical skill is important. So is strategy. But you can be the world’s greatest technical expert and have the biggest brain and still fail if you don’t pay attention to the people. In the end, that’s what it’s all about. People are Not  »  Read More

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