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13 Jul

Effective Time Management

  Effective leaders manage time exceedingly well.  Time is a highly perishable commodity with some unique properties.  It perishes at a constant rate, each person is allocated the same amount of time and there is...

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06 Jul

Effective leadership qualities: Recognition

    One of the primary roles a leader plays is in inspiring and motivating team members.  Some of the intangible things that motivate team members are:   a.      Feeling good about what they do...

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29 Jun

The 10000 hour rule for measuring effort

  For effective self-development, two concepts stand out.  The first is over-preparation as a key to extreme success.  And the second is appropriate quantification for measuring your efforts: since only what can be measured, can...

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12 Jun

How to build your 100-day plan

    Once in a while you will draw the short straw and get an unenviable assignment.  The department, assignment or the team would be in shambles.  Nothing will seem right and you will feel...

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08 Jun

Effective leadership – building loyalty

    I have often wondered what breeds loyalty?  Affiliation to political parties, supporting your local sports team, playing for the same club year after year, working for the same company, loyalty to the same...

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01 Jun

8 steps to clinically executing personal development objectives

Have you ever had problems with executing personal development objectives, only to give it up soon after?  If you answered no, then I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below this post.  If...

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25 May

Ten ways to make a solid first impression

    Effective leaders follow a certain template whenever they take on a new assignment or lead a new team.   I have witnessed firsthand some very successful leaders and found a pattern in how they...

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21 May

Overcoming Setbacks

  As you go through life and your career, every once in a while you will encounter some setbacks.  They could set you back in your personal life, career, business and even health.  Some are...

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18 May

Listening with impact – II

  In Part 1 of “listening with impact” we saw two examples of how listening helps in gaining respect from people. In this part let’s start with the excellent interview by McKinsey with the CEO of...

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11 May

Strategically Improving Performance

  Effective leaders understand competition and the art of using competition in strategically improving performance.  The big difference between the performance and results of government-run companies when compared to their counterparts in the private sector...