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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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If you’ve read What Your Boss Never Told You, my Quick Start Guide for New Managers, you met three types of employees – those who support you, those who sabotage, and those who split (but don’t actually leave). In March, I’m publishing a book to help managers with yet another kind of employee: those  who […]

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10 Things Good Bosses Do

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It’s easy to find and write about bad bosses—the one who yelled at my coworker in front of the whole office, the married one who carried on a very loosely hidden affair with another married boss; the one who stole employees’ lunches—but the good ones tend to fade from memory because they were just doing […]

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This post is taken from my latest book, So, How Was Your Meeting? which is available as a Kindle e-book here. Years ago, just before the grand opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, Walt Disney and his top aides took what was planned to be the final test “drive” before opening it […]

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