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Who’s following you?

Posted on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at 12:22 pm by Gary Winters

Photo by kool skatkat If you’re a leader, then by definition you’ve got followers. You can learn a lot about your impact as a leader by taking a good look at your followers, and in particular, how they follow you. There are three kinds of “follower behavior” to consider. Each starts with the letter “S” […]

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Teaching us to dance…

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 at 9:39 am by Gary Winters

Reading my email this morning, I was struck by two different quotes in separate notes: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” “Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.” This is why people yearn for great leaders – to teach us how to dance […]

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What brought you to the party may get you shown the door…

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 10:09 am by Gary Winters

Have you ever wondered why you were chosen for a leadership role in your organization? Maybe you’re that rare exception, but here’s how most organizations promote individual contributors and put them in charge of the group – they look for those with robust technical skills and ask them to run the show. Great software engineers […]

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