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Leaders need integrity: 19 dos and don’ts


A leader without integrity is like a horse without reins.  You can’t go anywhere as a leader without it. Some leaders don’t quite understand why they are not able to move their so-called followers to a common goal.  These same … Continue reading

I’ve been asked to lead…now what do I do? Follow these 10 Steps


Congratulations! You’ve been asked to lead or chair an event, committee or project in your community.  You eagerly accept.  Now where do you begin? You have interest in the project and you like the idea behind the cause but now … Continue reading

5 Ways to Lose your Followers: Making Bad Leadership Good


Leadership is a dynamic relationship between followers and leaders.  Without followers you cannot lead.  A follower can decide at any time for any number of reasons not to follow the leader.  When that happens the leader’s duty is over.  Whether … Continue reading

Effective leaders talk less, listen more, respect others


I attended a business meeting today for which I was the facilitator and observed one individual I’ll call Michael, exhibit poor leadership skills. He had a lot to say about everything discussed and was a poor listener to other attendees … Continue reading

What business management and leadership books are on your bookshelf?


Searching for a quote on business management and leadership last week I looked through my bookshelf and rediscovered that I had a great selection of management, leadership and business books.  Some of these books you may consider classics.  But what … Continue reading