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One of the things I like to do is get my day started on a positive note with a quick win first thing in the morning.  You can pick any activity you like, so long as it is something you

9 Leadership Lessons I learned from my Dance Instructor

I guess you can learn about leadership just about anywhere if you happen to be looking for it.  Last Thursday evening, I wasn’t even looking and it hit me square in the face. My wife and I had signed up

Have you ever noticed how with all the stuff around us, we only ever use a small portion of what we have?   Like that smart phone a lot of us carry.  How many aps and features does it have, and

BOGSAT

  Have you ever been in a meeting when a tired topic comes up yet again, there’s discussion, then the topic changes, and you get that sinking feeling that at next week’s meeting the same thing will happen? It seems

organize and delegate

When you are the leader, one of the keys to success is getting organized, and then delegating tasks.  If you can do those things early on, the rest of your job will be a lot easier to handle.  In this

accountability

Having a goal, a plan, and asking teammates to do things is only the start for you as a leader.  Making sure everyone does his job to make the plan happen is a critical part of leading the team to

reward

Rewarding people is a great tool for your leader’s tool kit, but there are three things you should keep in mind if you want the reward you give to have the greatest impact.

The popular ideal of a leader who stands alone in the face of adversity barking orders that are instantly obeyed makes for good cinema.  But in the real world, that’s not the way the most effective leaders get the job

maslow

Leading a team includes accomplishing the mission while also taking care of people.  If your people’s needs aren’t being met, chances are that the mission is going to suffer.  Here’s a simple framework you can keep in mind when working

Are You Contagious - 3 Ways to Control Your Emotional Message

People tend to think of emotion as what is happening on our insides that may be reflected on our exterior:  a frown, a smile, a way of standing or walking.  And what happens inside transfers to the outside in our

Taking Control

What you do with your body affects how you think with your head.  Here is a simple way you can use this fact as a leader to get people’s attention and take control of a group.

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg

One of the more recent and popular entries to the long list of good leadership books was Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.   Authored by Sheryl Sandberg, formerly a vice president at Google and now Chief Operating

Taking over a new team can be a challenging and tricky time for everyone involved.  The new leader may have lots of great ideas and changes he wants to implement immediately; the rest of the team might be apprehensive about

EDGE Method

A long while ago, Benjamin Franklin said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  He was right – the best learning involves doing, and the more the better.  Here’s a simple

Stop, Start, Continue

If you rush blindly from one event to the next, you miss out on the opportunity to learn and improve.  After a major event, what good leaders and teams do is take a moment to think about what just happened

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