Leadership My Dad’s Way

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Good Leaders are Good Followers

There should only be one point guard on a basketball team.  If a team is nothing but point guards, that team is due for a losing season. When everyone wants to lead and no one wants to follow, the team is in trouble. Likewise, when nobody plays point guard and everyone is content to be a […]

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Integrity – The Path of Most Resistance

The path of least resistance is often the road to hypocrisy.  The smooth and easy paths in life rarely lead us to living a life of Integrity.  That is why Integrity is so darn hard! I am not a saint. I have chosen the path of least resistance during my lifetime.  When I look back […]

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Helping Other People Grow

If the people around you are not getting better then you need to evaluate if you are truly doing what leaders should be doing. It is a leader’s Duty to help other people reach their potential.  The people on my team and in my family are my responsibility.  If they are not growing, the first […]

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Exposing Your Weaknesses

I frequently see leaders who would rather eat a bug than admit to others they made a mistake or had a weakness. Exposing your own failures is not a sign of weakness. Hiding your failures is! There is not a single person we lead who believes we are perfect.  In fact, when we own up to […]

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Performance Reviews Vs. Performance Reveals

A lot of people do not like performance reviews.  Many times it is the anticipation of bad news that can cause anxiety in the individual.  The fear of the unknown can overwhelm people. That’s the problem.  Nothing that is discussed in a performance review should be unknown. That is why they are called performance reviews […]

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Three Times A Leader’s Feelings Are Irrelevant

The team was sure their boss had emotional issues. “He could fly off the handle at any minute! If he doesn’t like you, your life will be hell. He really has a bad temper.” The leader was losing his team. He called it passion. They called it unpredictable. He did not want to ignore his […]

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What Are Leaders Afraid Of?

Fear is a natural part of the human condition. We all have fears and anxieties that we must face.   Fear kicks in when we recognize risk. If there is a perceived or actual risk involved in an activity, fear raises up inside of us and will try to rationalize all the reasons we should avoid […]

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Four Traits Elite Teams Have In Common

“If you don’t know where you are going, how do you expect to get there.” is one of my favorite quotes of all time. We all want to lead or be part of an elite team. But what does good look like? What do elite teams have in common? How can a leader develop an […]

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Five Truths About A Leader’s Life

Leaders are needed!  People want to be led by leaders who live lives that are consistent with what they claim to be important. I am unashamedly part of the leadership development/consulting industry.  The industry was pioneered by gurus like Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell.  They have all provided invaluable tools and […]

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Why Do You Want To Be The Leader

“Dave, my goal is to do your job someday.” Debbie confidently stated. My response was one word:  “Why?” Too many people look at moving into leadership and moving up the chain of command as the definition of success at work.  I wanted to be clear to Debbie that climbing the career ladder for climbing sake […]

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