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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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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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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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