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Win one for the Gipper?

Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 11:37 am by Gary Winters

You look around, and you realize it’s going to be another one of those days. Everyone – you, your staff, your boss, your peers – just about everyone seems to be stuck in a rut. Same stuff, different day. Ever wish you could channel a little Knute Rockne? “Well, boys … I haven’t a thing […]


I is for Imagine

Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 11:27 am by Gary Winters

Take a moment, if you will. Breathe deeply and hold your breath for a few moments, and then slowly release it. Repeat twice more, so that you are completely relaxed. Now, imagine a day at work, visualizing you and your team. Now take it up a notch – imagine a perfect day at work. A […]


H is for Humor

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 10:45 am by Gary Winters

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 […]


F is for Feedback

Posted on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 3:25 pm by Gary Winters

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 […]