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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Anonymity Dilutes Accountability

    A major way to increase accountability is to reduce anonymity. There is a reason that crime is less per capita in small towns; people know each other.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Being Clear With Expectations

    Few things are as frustrating as working for a manager who gives you an annual review and tells you all the things she thinks you should have been doing during the past year.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Conflict is Unavoidable

    Most conflict occurs because of a lack of clarity in communication, so I feel it is important to address here. Expect conflict.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Great Leaders Take Responsibility

    I have seen time and again how the committed take responsibility for their actions. In our high-litigation culture, there’s always someone else to blame.

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    Monday
    Feb212011

    How a Trusted Leader Gains an Edge

    In the late 1980s, Whole Foods Company Chairman and CEO, John Mackey, set the pay ceiling for his executives at no more than eight times the pay of an entry-level employee.

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    Monday
    Feb212011

    How to Be a Clear Communicator

    To the extent that one shares meaning with another, the two parties communicated. Anyone familiar with the academic side of communication can tell you, it’s very difficult for any two people, much less groups, to accurately convey meaning to one another.

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    Monday
    Feb212011

    Insincere Apologies are Trust Killers

    I had a chance to sit down with the CEO of Compass Strategic Investments. For six months, he lived and worked in the Netherlands, so he had some cultural observations to share.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Leaders are Readers

    My grandmother was known for reading a book a day. I’m not exaggerating! As a matter of fact, she is famous in our family for reading all of the books in two libraries!

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Listening Builds Trust

    Growing up on the farm as the youngest of six kids, I learned how to eat fast, talk fast, and interrupt my siblings. Listening has not always come easily to me, and I’m not alone.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Motivate Contribution

    There are plenty of people who want to make a difference, but haven’t put their vision into action. Contribution is tied to action.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Plan Ahead to Stay Ahead

    t’s hard to get a running start on the day without a plan. You don’t want to waste your creative morning time wondering what you should do today.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Prioritize to Be Most Effective

    While I agree with Ben Franklin’s idea, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” countless companies have wasted time and money on strategic plans that are collecting dust.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    The Bottom Line Effect of Caring for Your Customers

    Top sales people don’t just get to where they are because they make a lot of calls, or because they know the best closing techniques.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    The Greatest Secret of the Magnetic Person

    One secret and irresistible quality of magnetic people is that they’re grateful.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    The Impact of Compassion

    Who do you trust more, firefighters or mortgage brokers? Librarians or lawyers?

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    The Importance of Corporate Vision

    I met an 88-year-old man named Orville at my health club, first noticing him one afternoon while checking in.

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    Tuesday
    Jan042011

    Trust is a Business Asset

    The impact of trust on the economy can be witnessed at the corporate level. Bear Stearns, AIG, and Lehman Brothers were at one time considered trust-based businesses.

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