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#913 – Leaders Ask “What Have I Learned Today?

I can remember vividly a regular question when I got home from school.  “What did you learn today”? was the oft quoted phrase from my mother.  Thankfully, she believed I had learned something although I’m not sure I took advantage … Continue reading

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#922 – Instead of Complaining, Leaders show Gratitude

I cannot even begin to try and count the number of times I was told to be thankful as a child.  Saying “thank you” became a much taught subject and forgetting to let someone know we appreciated their gift or … Continue reading

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#923 – Leaders Don’t Complain

As I write this post, I hear the rain coming down.  It’s been raining all night and may rain all day.  That means my morning commute will probably being slower.  When I run into the office, I will probably get … Continue reading

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Elvis and Leadership…too many “Yes” men

This is a repost of August 16, 2011…as an Elvis fan, this is my leadership thought on this special anniversary day. Today is a special day…it comes around every year and thousands of people, dare I say millions of people … Continue reading

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#928 – Asking for Feedback is an Opportunity to Share Vision

I’ve always heard that one of a leader’s main responsibilities is to be a vision-caster.  Someone who can share a larger dream than what is currently being sought after.  A vision bigger than anything anyone has worked on before.  Casting … Continue reading

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#929 – Feedback shows a willingness to be wrong

This post resumes a quest I started almost a year ago to begin identifying one thousand leadership traits that can be used and lived into everyday.  After a few weeks off, let’s get back to it. Everyday and in most … Continue reading

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#930 – Leaders Seek Feedback to Grow and Learn

For those of us who live in the midwest, spring usually cannot come quick enough.  A normal winter hibernates the majority of people with the exception of having to go to work and attend school.  When the sun finally shines, … Continue reading

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#934 – Leaders are Ugly When They Micromanage

Leaders know that the buck stops with them right? That’s at least my assumption… that all leaders know what their responsibilities are, and are able to defend the results (I actually know better but I still assume the best). Because … Continue reading

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#935 – Leaders are Ugly When They’re Afraid of Failure

I’ve yet to wake up in the morning and said, “I can’t wait to fail today. This is the day where I will be the best failure yet”! It’s not happened once and I doubt very sincerely it will ever … Continue reading

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#936 – Leaders are Ugly When They are Insecure

Do you remember your high school prom? Depending on which gender you are may determine your recollection of what it took to get ready for that night. For girls, it’s about the dress, the hair (possibly big 80’s hair), the … Continue reading

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