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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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 13

This week, I encourage you to be diligent in your work, appreciate your baby steps forward, to overcome your fears, tap into your creativity, cultivate an empowering mindset, recognize the role you play in conflicts, and cherish every moment. Nugget 1 No work, no results. If you want to achieve great results, you’ll need to…

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The Leader’s Greatest Vulnerabilities – Part 5

Effective leaders have the best interest at heart for their team. They strive to help their team members carry their responsibilities successfully. To do so, these leaders stay in tune with the reality of their team. Leaders who allow themselves to get disconnected from their team decrease the effectiveness and become vulnerable. It was the topic…

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The Leader’s Greatest Vulnerabilities – Part 4

To be an effective leader, you must remain connected with your team and empathize with them; you must understand their reality. As you work on the big picture, you must not lose touch with the people on the ground, who carry a big part of the load and are affected by the decision you make.…

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The Leader’s Greatest Vulnerabilities – Part 3

A leader can’t afford to be severed from the people he or she leads. Leaders must stay connected with their teams, not only so that they can guide their team in the desired direction, but also because they need to keep in tune with their team members’ reality. Leaders must remain empathetic to their team…

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The Leader’s Greatest Vulnerabilities – Part 2

In my previous post, I started a discussion on the greatest vulnerabilities of leaders. And the first of these vulnerabilities can be summed up by this: the leader who loses touch with his team is vulnerable (at so many levels). In that post, I emphasized that leaders who isolate themselves from their team will struggle…

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The Leader’s Greatest Vulnerabilities – Part 1

Leaders carry a heavy weight on their shoulders. They have to lead a team of people so that their organization (i.e., business, department, unit, church, etc.) hits its targets and reaches the next level. Leaders perform many duties: they ensure each team member gets proper training; they set their team’s goals; they replace team members…

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