One of the essential values for leaders is self-governance. It is not only crucial for the leader but also for everyone they influence to be self-governing. So, the leader works on their self-governance and teaches others to be self-governing.Okay, but what does that have to do with Eric Clapton, and what the heck is hyperbolic discounting. I hear you, and ...

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The five stages of team development help a team know where it is. Additionally, it helps a team learn how to go through each stage. When people are assigned to a project, they are often called a team. But, it is doubtful they are an effective team, even if they have worked on a team before. On the other hand, ...

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Trying to control almost always ends up with a boomerang effect. The person controlling ends up being controlled. Is that what is happening with you? If you want to know if you are trying to control, the boomerang effect is a good sign that you are.Most of us who are control freaks, find it difficult to label control as something ...

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Seldom will you find listening and asking questions to be essential skills for leaders.But why? It's a glaring imbalance in leadership training that overwhelmingly focuses on speaking and persuasion. Think of it this way - many people make a living providing speeches for organizational events. Being a persuasive, fun speaker is highly valued. They will often have a "Keynote Speaker" for ...

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It's time to Act—Learn—Adjust! If you create a clear THERE, clear HERE, and the PATH with a Personal Planning Form, that is a great first step when you want to get things done. You have some thoughts on how to get THERE. So, execute your plan.THP helps you create a plan, but you do not know if your plan will ...

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One of the first things you need if you want change in your life or organization is to identify your THERE! A clear THERE is the start of even radical change. Great inventions, plans, and achievements are the result of a clear THERE.Okay, here is the definition of THERE - your desired end result. THERE is what you want to ...

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Few consider listening to be a critical leadership skill, much less, one of the most critical skills for life and relationships. Curiosity will help!When leadership is aligned primarily with persuasion and charisma, you won't hear anything about the most underrated leadership skill - listening!And, most people have trouble listening. Why is listening so important? Because without it, you have much ...

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You have thoughts running around in your mind and you are confused. Clear thinking isn't happening with so many options to consider. It seems impossible to filter the information so you can make a decision in a simple, clear way.For me, those times become even more challenging when my feelings are engaged or when I assume something is very complex.Actually, ...

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The desire to know when you actually don’t is a powerful force in people. In his book The Leader's Handbook, Peter Scholtes provides some interesting research and observations about opinion. His research data comes from the business arena, specifically manufacturing, where measurable data is available.So, his research is on something other than highly charged emotional issues about religion or politics, ...

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Your productivity and values increase or decrease based on how you deal with 2 physical laws. Even if you do not know about the laws, they still impact you. So, if your productivity is not good - blame it on Entropy and maybe Inertia also.It is hard to imagine anything you do that ISN'T subject to those two laws. Your ...

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