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Gary Winters

It's All About Leadership

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I was doing a transition workshop with a client, and the new leader’s administrative assistant asked how I wanted the room set up. Among other things, I asked if she would please make up some name tents for each participant. I arrived at the session expecting some simple name tents, perhaps some cardstock folded over. […]


I was working with a finance manager one day and watched him step outside the box and invent a brand new way to take his team to another level. He’d brought the team together for a meeting. After the initial checkin, he told them he had something he wanted to say that wasn’t on the […]


We live in a world of ground rules. These are those unspoken codes of conduct that help determine how we’re going to interact with one another. They are often stronger than any stated agreements we have with each other. I work with one organization which has an institutionalized, unspoken ground rule for meetings: Be fifteen […]