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Gary Winters

It's All About Leadership

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H is for Humor

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One common denominator in the most effective leaders I know is that they have a well-developed sense of humor. They’re not comedians, they rarely tell structured jokes, but they can lift a group in a heartbeat with a well-placed one-liner – which is often a self-deprecating piece of wit. They know the importance and how […]

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G is for Good…enough

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When is good enough good enough? You see it all the time. That draft of the report is good enough. The presentation to staff was good enough. The error rate on product defects was good enough. The budget for that new project was good enough. The response time to customer emails is good enough. What […]

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F is for Feedback

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When you accepted the responsibility to be a leader, you got in the Feedback Delivery business. Your team thrives on your feedback. They want to know: How are we doing?  (How am I doing?) Are we on track? (Am I on track?) What are we doing well?  (What am I doing well?) Is there anything […]

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E is for Effort

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Sometimes, it feels like I’m going nowhere fast. I’ve been working on a big project for months. It feels like I’ve been at it forever and I don’t appear any closer to its conclusion. I find myself discouraged and wanting to quit. “What’s the use?” I find myself lamenting. “Why put in any more effort?” […]

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