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Gary Winters

It's All About Leadership

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C is for Credit

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You want people to follow you? Give ‘em extra credit. By that, I mean make sure you’re giving them lots of credit when they perform. More than you “think” they need. I’ve actually had discussions with managers who say to me, “Why should I point out when my employee is doing the job correctly or […]

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B is for Boring

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Okay, let’s have a show of hands. How many of you would say the business meetings you attend are productive, participatory, and a good use of your time? Let’s try again. How many of you would say the meetings you attend are boring, energy-draining, and a terrible waste of time? Think of the last meeting […]

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A is for Advice

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What would you say are the odds of three different people coming to you independently, seeking your advice, each with the identical dilemma? That’s what’s happened for me when three friends asked to “pick my brain” because they knew I was in the “leadership” and “management” business. None of these folks is a team leader, […]

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Are your employees engaged?

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Engagement. You hear the word everywhere these days. As a buzz word, engagement may be the new empowerment. But what is it? An “engaged employee,” says Wikipedia, “is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. … Engagement is distinctly […]

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