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Gary Winters

It's All About Leadership

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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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Fair weather managers

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In one of my favorite blogs, Ask a Manager, a follower from the Northeast asked a question on Thursday: “Is it bad to stay home from work due to weather?” In New York on Friday, where I live, they’re predicting a blizzard with between ten and thirty-six inches of accumulation, wind 10-25 mph with gusts […]

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Many years ago, I was fired from a publishing job. My boss decided I was not performing to his standards, and without any warning, I was let go. With no similar job immediately forthcoming, I started doing temp work at a pool company. They liked my work enough to take me on as a permanent […]

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