How to Get More Done Each Day

Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player and coach, once commented upon arriving late to an event: “We were lost but we were making good time!” It really doesn’t matter how fast you are moving if you are not closing in on your destination. Leaders deal with details, problems, and people day in and day out. How can you maximize

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Three Approaches Effective Leaders Take To Problem-Solving

I recently shared about how leaders seek to circumvent, minimize, and solve problems. The easiest problem to deal with is the one prevented before it even occurs. However, some crises come without warning or in spite of your best efforts to anticipate in advance. Effective leaders are problem solvers and I once read that you can judge one’s level of

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Minimizing Problems

Are you having any problems in your family, organization, or on your team? If so, you are in good company. Everybody has problems. Granted, not all problems are equal. Some issues are nothing more than aggravating and others can sink your organization. All leaders have problems, but effective leaders are more skilled at minimizing and solving problems. While problems cannot

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When a Leader Enters the Room

Some leaders are blessed with “gravitas.” They can command a room or an audience by their very presence. People naturally turn to them and tune in to them whenever they are present. I admire their natural and God gifted abilities to influence others with charm, good people skills, compelling personality, and natural born leadership ability. What these type of leaders

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Three People that Effective Leaders Will Meet with this Year

Some people are blessed to be natural born leaders. Good for them. The good news for all others is that leadership skills can be developed. While everyone cannot be a five-star leader, everyone can be a more effective leader than they are right now. Effectiveness requires growth whether you are a natural born leader or a learned leader. The leaders

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Creating a Climate for Change

Note: This is my last post for 2016. Look for my next Leadership Post on January 9, 2017. Merry Christmas! I like change as long as I agree with it. I’m not the only one. That seems to be part of human nature. It is interesting to observe how some organizations embrace change while others are extremely resistant. Why is

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How Effective Leaders Weigh Big Decisions

Imagine that you are driving down a highway at about 60 miles per hour daydreaming and listening to your favorite radio station. Suddenly, and without warning, a ball rolls into your path with a small child following darts into the road. While you only have a split second to determine whether to apply the brakes and strike the child or

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