Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: They’re watching you

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What you say and do are the tools you use to influence the behavior of the people who work for you. Your team members pay attention to what you say and what you do to get clues about what matters to you and what you expect them to do. Remember: the example you set determines the behavior you get. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Leadership: The Hardest Thing

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I had a rough night. The baby fussed and cried all night and I didn’t get much sleep. Right before I left for work, I had a spat with my wife. Then, there was the awful traffic. To top it off, I spilled coffee on myself. I figured I had reasons to be a little grumpy. About mid-morning, my boss came into my office and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Law of Planting

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In the garden, the seeds you plant determine the crops you get. If you’re a boss, your actions are the seeds you plant. In the garden, if you’re getting corn, but you want tomatoes, you need to stop planting corn and plant tomatoes. If you want hard work from your team, work hard. If you want honesty, tell the  »  Read More

Leadership: Do it naturally or do it wrong

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Art Jones was the best leader I ever saw up close. Here’s how one of his peers described him. “When Art comes to work, it’s like he puts on his slippers. He doesn’t look like he’s doing much, but lots of good things happen.” If you’re the leader, your work is important. Your challenge is to help the team and  »  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

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