Category: Leadership

10 Practical Tips for Building a Team

By Kevin Dee   There is a fairly well established school of thought that a strong team will outperform a group of individuals fairly consistently. It is demonstrated in sports and in the workplace when people are willing to work…

Leaders Must Act While Others Wait

One of the most consistent differences between someone who behaves and performs as a true leader, versus those merely serving in some position of leadership, is that those who actually lead take timely action, while lesser individuals procrastinate, and seem…

Picking Potential Leaders

Some notes taken from Dr. John C. Maxwell on picking potential leaders. Those who are closest to me will determine the level of my success. 1. When looking for a leader, do I see a constructive spirit of discontent? Constructive…

What Winning Leaders Do

What Winning Leaders Do In Winning, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch says he found that some ways of leading always seem to work in creating a winning company – and that they became his “rules:” 1.     Leaders relentlessly upgrade…

Making a Difference

The Starfish Story I received this from some students several years ago and definitely feel that it is worth sharing. A young boy walked along a stretch of beach skimming shells into the waves, The boy noticed the distant figure…

Difficult Conversations

Some thoughts I have collected on difficult conversations.  The list is from the book “Difficult Conversations.  The video below the list is something that I just recently found. We will always face difficult conversations. Dealing with difficult topics and awkward…

21 Ways to Have a Winning Day

HOW YOU CAN HAVE A “WINNING” DAY If you want to win an election, you have to get more votes than your opponents. If you want to win a baseball game, your team has to score more runs than the…

The Dash

The setting for this poem is a funeral, but the message is focused on the things that bring values to our lives and those of others.  The poem was written in 1997 Make sure that your speakers are on as…

The Easy and The Hard

I have had this in my personal development files under leadership for around 20 years and feel that it is definitely worth sharing.  It was written by Beverly Heirich.  I think it is good advice for all of us, regardless…