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How to Know If You’re A Good Leader

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 11:37 am by Gary Winters

The leadership consulting world is awash with instruments, 360 feedback processes, and other means to help you determine whether you’re a good leader. While all have their value and can contribute to your learning journey, there’s another way to determine your effectiveness as a leader. Look at your followers. Ask yourself: aaa Are they passionate […]


Empower others – give yours away!

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 10:24 am by Gary Winters

So you’re in charge, huh? You’ve got power, baby!  You can use it make things happen. Before you let all that power go to your head, let’s take a closer look… I once worked with a general manager of a large electronics firm (2000+ employees) who had 17 people reporting to him directly. He loved […]


My Favorite Leadership Quotations

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 12:56 pm by Gary Winters

I wrote in an earlier post that these are the BEST of times. Not because the economy is on track, or business is booming, or peace is breaking out around the world. None of those things is true – at least, not today. Still, these are the best of times for leaders. People are looking […]


What can you learn about being a leader in transition from Barack Obama?

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 at 9:51 pm by Gary Winters

With the election of Barack Obama this week comes a wonderful opportunity to learn about being a leader in transition. In March, 2008 I published on this blog an article called Five Mistakes to Avoid if You’re the New Leader in Charge. It will be interesting to see if Obama avoids these mistakes. They are: […]