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Gary Winters

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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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D is for Don’t

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Most leadership gurus talk a lot about what you should do to be effective with others. I’m going to offer this short-and-sweet list to remind you of things that you shouldn’t do if you want people to follow you. In no particular order… Don’t pretend to listen to them. Slow down, be quiet, and focus […]

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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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