One of the great rules of teaching is to teach only one key idea at a time and give the person a chance to work with that idea until they have internalized it and learned it…. Read more
As you can see, in communicating with other people, the foundation of your success in the world of work, the element of criticism and feedback on performance is absolutely essential. Your ability to master the art of giving constructive feedback to people so that they feel better and strong afterward can be the most important and powerful thing you do as you move upward and onward as a manager and leader in your field…. Read more
My brand new hard-cover book was just released by Amacom publishing. They think it has best-seller potential. And, not to toot my own horn…but so do I. I’m planning a major campaign to launch the new book, so to celebrate, I want to give you the first chapter free. It’s titled “The Heart of a Leader.” GET IT HERE! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think. To watch a video I created and to get the book now, CLICK HERE!
You don’t have to sugarcoat it, you don’t have to go easy on me. I want your honest opinions, thoughts, feelings, aHa! moments, and takeaways from my book Focal Point.
Why? Well, let me catch you up to speed first.
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Adam Smith, in his important book The Theory of Moral Sentiments, wrote that excellent people have three primary virtues: prudence, justice, and benevolence, in that order. Each of them is essential to the others and to the living of a full life in society…. Read more
The greatest need we have today, in every area, is for men and women to practice the values of integrity, discipline, responsibility, courage, and long time perspective, both as individuals and in their families. These are the key qualities of leadership.
Our society needs leaders at all levels who practice the principles that lead to long term-success. Especially, we need people in positions of authority and political power to support and encourage others, whose lives and work they influence, to develop character and resist the tendency to act expediently in ways that are harmful to themselves and others…. Read more
When your business hits a crunch point, you must make the survival of your company your primary consideration. Desperate situations often require desperate measures. You must be prepared to do whatever is necessary to resolve the crisis and save the situation…. Read more
There are two essential qualities of leadership. Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric says that the “Reality Principle” is the most important of all. What this means is the practice of realism in all things.
Realism is a form of intellectual honesty. The realist insists upon seeing the world as it really is, not as he wishes it were. This objectivity, this refusal to engage in self-delusion, is a mark of the true leader.
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