Leadership

Do You Flit or Do You Lead?

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by: Roy Osing Many leaders don’t lead at all, they flit from this to that, from one crisis to another, from one priority to another. They don’t land on anything. They don’t spend too long on any one issue because they want to avoid being pinned down for an opinion or having to make a decision.…

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

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by: Kenneth Mikkelsen and Harold Jarche As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a…

5 characteristics of top project managers

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by: Brad Egeland Excellence shines through in many ways in every profession. In order to deliver consistent success in the project management world, our project leaders need to be bringing some skills and characteristics to the table. Success on any given project can be luck. Success on a consistent basis on project engagements is far more…

The Batman Syndrome

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by: Kerry Wills In the movies, Batman learns to overcome his fear which makes him a great superhero because he no longer lets fear get in his way or control his actions. I wonder if, in the corporate world, people made decisions and took actions without any fear. There are plenty of places where fear creeps…

What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

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by: James Harter and Amy Adkins Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement. Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace. But the…