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Dec
21

3 Ways to Reward Your Employees

We attended our grandson’s (he’s four) pre-school Christmas play. After the class sang the first song there was silence and one little boy said, “Miss Michele, shouldn’t people be clapping?” […]

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Posted on: December 21, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Dec
15

4 Ways to End Employee Turnover

Many retail stores’ employees are always in flux. One chain’s, which I can’t name, average employee lasts just six months on the job. How can a retailer serve customers when […]

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Posted on: December 15, 2011 in Featured, Publishing
Dec
13

Leadership Lesson from a King

David’s integrity before God was his strongest weapon during those years of persecution from Saul. He reflects on that time in Psalm 18: But the Lord was my support. He […]

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Posted on: December 13, 2011 in Featured, Inspirational
Dec
06

How Leaders Can Learn From Failure

In my last post I talked about failure and asked the question, “Why is it that with all that is written about the benefit of failure so many leaders struggle […]

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Posted on: December 6, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Dec
02

Failing to Let Go of a Bad Idea

Leaders need to let go of the flawed idea that in making your way through life only success is of any value. The truth is that one of the most […]

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Posted on: December 2, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Nov
16

3 Sure Fire Ways to Lead with Integrity

Peter Drucker describes the “mirror test” in which leaders make sure that the person they see in the mirror in the morning is the kind of person they want to […]

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Posted on: November 16, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Nov
10

6 Steps to Becoming a “You-First” Leader

A “you-first” leader is the man or woman whose focus is on responding to the needs of employees, customers, and community before his or her own needs. They are known […]

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Posted on: November 10, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Nov
02

The Rock of Stability

Moses did not become a leader overnight. He had some learning to do. He needed to experience life and see God work in his life so he could mentor and […]

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Posted on: November 2, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Oct
25

5 Ways to Better Meetings

Meetings. Every company has them—far too many of them. They take time, disrupt flow and many times seem unnecessary. So how can leaders create better meetings? Let’s begin by looking […]

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Posted on: October 25, 2011 in Featured, Leadership
Oct
21

4 Ways to Improve Your Listening

Listening isn’t a school subject. Many people believe it is a natural skill (after all, don’t we have two ears?) and that as long as we hear critical things in […]

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Posted on: October 21, 2011 in Featured, Inspirational
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