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Bill Belichick Reveals His 5 Rules of Exceptional Leadership

1. Leadership means building a team that's exhaustively prepared, but able to adjust in an instant "The only sign we have in the locker room is from 'The Art of War.' 'Every battle is won before it is fought,'" says Belich...


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A Thanksgiving Reminder for Us All

My dentist happens to be in Washington, IL. I was out of town on business when this occurred and just got back on Friday night with NO clue how truly catastrophic the damage to that community was from the twister. Pictures a...


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RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE KEY !!

Getting things done correctly and on time is a daily challenge in today's fast paced working world. Lack of time and resources, more responsibility, higher performance demands, restructuring, and job changes have fundamentally changed the way wo...


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Stretch, Change and GROW

Change can seem scary and if we think about it long enough and rationalize it to the ultimate degree....unnecessary. Thinks are fine the way they are now. My response to that would be, "Things are and will be fine for how long?". Without change


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15 Years of Lessons

  1. People are all unique in their own way. Find out the key elements of them, their style, their passions.
  2. Leaders come in many shapes, sizes and personal styles. There is not just one box they all fit into. Sometimes it's hard t...


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How to Rock Delegation Effectively

Leave your ego at the door.  A big mental speed bump to delegation is...


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SURVIVAL OF THE "FUNNEST"

I have been and always will be a strong supporter of employee engagement. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, without the people in our organizations we CANNOT get where we need to be. They are the vital cog in the machine t...


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What's Your Legacy?

Most people think about legacy at the end of their careers as they near retirement age. But the time to think about it is now as that will make you a better leader today. And a better team mate no matter your position! A key question to ponder


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Setting Clear Expectations - A Key to Better Employee Engagement

Management training shows how to establish, write and communicate clear job performance expectations effectively and create a solid basis for appraisal and performance management efforts. Setting performance expectations...


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Eight Signs of Ineffective Managers

Eight Signs of Ineffective Managers Effective managers do more than just supervise employees. They take responsibility for ensuring that an individual succeeds, and that the team, department, or business unit ach...


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Eliminating Management Derailers

Eliminating Management Derailers More and more is being asked of managers in today's business world.  And because of that the importance of their success is even more critical to any organization.  It's easy as a new, reassig...


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Why We Need Annual Reviews

Today there are a number of people and some companies that are either questioning the need for annual reviews or even doing away with them completely. And some of those companies make a strong argument for why they did so, yet in explaining why


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BE SURE TO GIVE THANKS...ALL YEAR LONG

What's that you say? Give "thanks"? Isn't that just for Thanksgiving? Not in my book. The holidays are absolutely my favorite time of year to thank people for their efforts, dedication, accomplishments, loyalty and results for the past year. It


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Great Leaders in Today's World

Times have changed. And so have some of the attributes that make great leaders to guide us through these challenging times. Now, more than ever, the world at work and everywhere needs and is looking for leaders to show us the way.
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Being Inspired and Having a Dream Makes ALL the Difference

In thinking about this month's newsletter and the topic of inspiration and fulfilling your dreams, miraculously a "message" came into view. Late last night(Sunday) on TV, while struggling to sleep, the movie "The Rookie"(the baseball movi...


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Staying motivated through good times and bad

Here's some real-world advice on how to stay motivated even during difficult times. LIFE is an emotional roller coaster, and unless you figure out how to manage those emotions and keep yourself motivated, you'll have a d...


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What It Takes To Be a Leader Today

Times have changed. And so have some of the attributes that make great leaders to guide us through these challenging times. Now, more than ever, the world at work and everywhere needs and is looking for leaders to show us the way.
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Declare Your Independence

If you want your team to perform a certain way, you're going to have to let them know what that way looks like. And, you're going to have to reinforce it over time - through regular meetings, encouragement, and occasionally even corrections or w...


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Setting Clear Expectations - A Key to Better Employee Engagement

Management training shows how to establish, write and communicate clear job performance expectations effectively and create a solid basis for appraisal and performance management efforts. Setting performance expectations...


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Creating the Right Work Environment

Employee engagement isn't controlled by an on-off switch. Instead, you'll find that most people will thrive in certain environments, and will flounder or become frustrated in others. While much of this fit is personal, there is a lot you can do


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