2 Simple Ways to Test That Your Vision Is a True “Leadership” Vision

Leaders are vision carriers and pursuers. They have a picture of an ideal future, and that picture gives them direction and pushes them forward. When a vision takes hold of a leader, he or she isn’t the same. What they see with their mind’s eyes guides their feet and defines what they do with their…

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Leadership: The Power of Your Character

As a leader, you’re only as strong as your character, just like a building is only as secure as its foundation. If the foundation isn’t strong enough, the building won’t stand. It won’t matter that the building is high and composed of expensive material; it will fall if it has a weak foundation. Likewise, it…

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3 Simple Truths You Must Know About Serving Others

Life is about service. It’s about contributing and adding value to the lives of others. If you spend your life adding value in other people’s lives, you’ve found an essential key to life. You’re not here by accident; your life has meaning. Part of your reason for being is to serve others and make a…

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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 14

Whatever goals you set, you must take action to achieve it. To be effective, you must invest your time in the right activities. You must deal with your bad habits before they destroy you. To reach excellence, you need discipline. However, don’t let your search for excellence become an excuse for you not to complete…

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Why Your Productivity is Tied To Your Purpose

If you plant an apple tree, you expect that, when the tree grows, it will produce apples. If the tree grows but doesn’t produce any apples, you won’t care about how high and thick it is or the number of leaves it has. The productivity of an apple tree isn’t measured by the number of leaves…

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Without These Skills You Won’t Make it as an Organizational Leader – Part 5

Your team and your organization need you to become the best leader you can be. When you improve as a leader, not only you benefit (because you enhance your experience as a leader), but everyone that’s impacted by your leadership. You owe it to yourself and to the people you lead never to stop improving…

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Without These Skills You Won’t Make it as an Organizational Leader – Part 4

In this series, I cover vital skills leaders must develop to become (and remain) effective in their leadership role. So far, we’ve examined the following sets of skills: task management time management team management If we combine these three sets of skills, we can say that leaders ensure that their “team” performs all its “tasks”…

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Without These Skills You Won’t Make it as an Organizational Leader – Part 3

Becoming an effective leader demands that you invest time in honing specific skills. Thus far in this series, we’ve discussed two of those sets of skills: task management and time management. Leaders must be skilled at defining what needs to get done and assigning the work to the right team member. Also, they must master…

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Without These Skills You Won’t Make it as an Organizational Leader – Part 2

Effective leadership requires that the leader masters specific skills, and in this series, I review those main skills. In the previous, we saw that leaders are responsible for ensuring that their team members all have work that matches their expertise and that they have enough of it. That’s what I called the skill of task…

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Without These Skills You Won’t Make it as an Organizational Leader – Part 1

There are specific skills that are indispensable to your success as a leader. And in this series, I will cover them. If you lack proficiency in any of these skills will undermine your effectiveness as a leader. Since these are skills, you can learn them and become proficient at each one. You’ll have to put…

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