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Gary Winters

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Jim thought of himself as a pretty good leader with the bad luck of inheriting a poorly performing team ten months ago. He couldn’t understand why there was a gap between how he saw himself and the performance of the team. I suggested to Jim that he turn his focus for a few moments from […]

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With Spring comes the promise of renewal and revitalization. This is a great time of year for leaders to recharge their batteries as well. Here are five ways you can do a little “Spring cleaning” to take your leadership practice to the next level: Realign your behavior to your core values Recommit to developing your […]

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The most effective leaders I’ve known share a strong commitment to this principle: “What” flows downward, and “How” flows upward. As leaders they recognize their responsibility to communicate what needs to happen: We need a new strategy to increase sales by 10% The system we use to capture citizen concerns is not working – let’s […]

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Absolutely! The old saw that “leaders are born, not made,” is bunk. Leadership skills can be learned. Were this not true, organizations wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars on leadership training. Personally, I believe almost anyone can become a better leader – if they’re willing to make a commitment, invest the time, and take action. […]

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