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Problems and Opportunities

Whether you call them ‘opportunities’ or ‘problems’, there are 3 main types: The problems/opportunities you recognize, as such, and do something positive with The problems/opportunities you recognize, as such, but still get the better of you The problems/opportunities you completely don’t see or can’t change I assert that you’ll benefit from all three… but I …

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Rainy Day Wisdom

A oldie, but definitely a goodie, from the archives: RAINY DAY WISDOM What the rain has to say about dreariness, exuberance, and getting yourself going again – especially on those days when you just don’t feel like it. Download your copy at: https://www.leadershiptraction.com/articles/RainyDayWisdom.pdf. Enjoy!  

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Leadership Move #29: Establish S-T-R-E-T-C-H Goals

The thing about personal/professional development goals is this: If they’re too easy, people get bored by them; If they’re too difficult, people get unnerved by them. Either extreme falls short of its intended aim. So the key in establishing quality goals is to have them sufficiently s-t-r-e-t-c-h the person, but not overwhelm them. Here are …

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Leadership Move #21: Help Others Succeed

  There’s a real paradox in modern leadership – individual achievement is typically what brings us the recognition we need to get promoted into a leadership role, but it is our ability to help others succeed is what ultimately qualifies us to be a leader. This sometimes means that you have to let others take …

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Leadership Move #16: Brainstorm WITH

Much has been said about ‘brainstorming’ – and much actually misses the point! Brainstorming is “a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group,” and is an excellent way to teach your staff how to think more creatively, constructively, deeply, widely, strategically, consistently and a variety of …

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