August 2013

What Leaders Won’t Do

By: Jim Bruce
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Many leaders spend many late nights in the office, sacrifice their own resources, etc. all to increase the likelihood of success.  Sometimes this comes at the expense of people’s health, their families, and their sanity.

Quote of the Week

By: Lori Green
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“Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.”

Dealing with Team Members Who Are ‘Off-Track’

By: Jim Bruce
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Most of us have experienced team members taking the discussion at a meeting off-track.  It could be to a topic not on the team leader’s agenda, either the written one or the one in only the lead’s head.  Or, it could be to an aspect of a topic on the agenda that has already been addressed, etc. The Tuesday Reading today, ”Dealing with Team Members Who Are ‘Off-Track’“ <

Quote of the Week

By: Lori Green
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"Your life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by choice." 

                                              - Author Unknown

  • Do you hold resentments from your past?
  • Do you tend to blame others for positions that you find yourself in?
  • How did you respond to those events?  What choices did you make?
  • Try the mantra "If it is to be it is up to me" and choose your present and future!

Becoming a Better Judge of People

By: Jim Bruce
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It’s hard to be a good judge of people.  Because it’s hard we often, almost exclusively, depend on extrinsic markers academic scores, results in previous jobs, job titles, salary, etc.  We can also add extrinsic measures from social media – how many friends of Facebook, followers on Twitter, or who we know in common on LinkedIn.