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Apr 30 2021

10 Critical Steps in Becoming a Great Leader (Part 2)

Share Your Vision – Elon Musk did this for his team – “we are going to land people on Mars by 2025.” Imagine going to work there every day and working towards putting people on a different planet. As a leader, if you do not communicate an improved future state, the chances of you and…
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Apr 7 2021

10 Critical Steps in Becoming a Great Leader Pt. 1

Be Consistent – Consistency beats intensity every time. What keeps your teeth clean is not brushing them with vigor but brushing them twice daily. As steadfast adherence to principles and standards of behavior will make you the most successful leader you can be. Leadership is like parenting – inconsistency in your behavior with your children…
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Mar 26 2021

Staff Member Performance Issues: What to Do?

It is fairly common for me to hear a leader say “if only I can get my staff to do X.” If only my hospital would run efficiently when I’m not on there. If only I could get my team to accomplish the tasks I’ve outlined for them. If only… Whenever you are dealing with…
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Mar 5 2021

5 Simple Strategies to Become a Better Leader

Becoming a better leader comes down to either something you are either improving upon or declining in. Two factors contribute to this: your current experiences and dedication to your development. The question becomes: what are those things you can be doing to improve your leadership skills?Here are 5 ways to improve your leadership: Review the…
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Feb 26 2021


Harvard did a study of over 50,000 workers across 11 different firms and concluded that a toxic worker “engages in behavior that is harmful to an organization, including either its property or people.” Toxic workers are not low functioning or low status employees. They are talented people and productive people who act out in the…
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Feb 5 2021

Company Culture

We all know about successful companies like SouthWest Airline or Chick-fil-A having wonderful cultures. But it is important to know what culture is in the first place. Dan Coyle, author of The Culture Code writes this about culture: “ Culture is a set of living relationships working towards a shared goal. It is not something…
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10 Management Tips for Great Leaders

Jan 29 2021

10 Management Tips for Great Leaders

Share Information – Communicate the new that you can, so minds don’t wander Say Thanks – People want to feel appreciated. A simple thank you note doesn’t cost a thing, and it make a huge difference. Empower through delegation – We know one can do it as well as you can, BUT you need to…
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Jan 8 2021


Exempler – someone who models leadership. They may not be perfect but they provide the “target” to shoot for or to exceed. Duke basketball coach, Coach K is an example. More than 12 of his assistant coaches are now head coaches. They all had an exemplar in their life. Penalizer – Gallup research showed that…
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Dec 22 2020

The 4 Styles

Alan Mulally was an engineer who rose through the ranks of Boeing to eventually become the CEO of this company. In 2006, Alan became the CEO of Ford Motor Company. At that time, the stock of Ford was driven down to $1.01 per share. Ford Motor Company was losing 17 billion per year. Both General…
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Dec 4 2020

Helping Each Other Be Great

Uber has had a multi-year struggle to complete an overhaul of its leadership team. Facebook has had two years of scandals – from its executive scandals to privacy issues involving the last election. In fact, its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was grilled in front of a committee in Congress. Finally, Wells Fargo had to pay over…
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