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Teamwork is a value!

Teamwork is important within any organization but it’s also critical to have a “team mentality” in dealing with organizations outside your own. The principles of team apply to both types of relationships. Each organization has to be skilled in what … Continue reading

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Time and Perspective

Originally posted on Mary Arlington / MMCC, Inc.BLOG:
Look around your company and think about life in this perspective:  What time zone or time warp is everybody living in? I don’t mean geographically. I’m speaking of knowing what perspective is witnessed and…

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Gen. Patton’s Ten Leadership Principles

Displayed on a wall in the men’s locker room at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA is a graphic tribute to the career of General George S. Patton, Jr.  It was created by Richard J. Stillman, an officer, who … Continue reading

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More Simple Steps to Great Leadership!

Listen! Become a good listener. Study listening. Learn and hone empathic listening skills. Use reflective listening tools like questioning and paraphrasing. Become a cheerleader for your people. Make sure they understand and believe that your success is their success AND … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead

How does one learn to lead? Experience is a good teacher. Participate at every level. Don’t back away from positions of responsibility. For example, class officer, extra-curricular activity leader, and sports team captain are great ways to gain leadership experience. … Continue reading

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Planning as a Way to Motivate and Communicate.

I had a great experience recently as the facilitator, helping a Foundation update its strategic plan.  Working with the Executive Committee and then the entire Board of Directors reinforced my beliefs that the process of planning is more important than … Continue reading

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Want Success with Sanity? Try Delegating.

Delegating is a learned skill.   In the process of business development between start-up and growth there is a point that demands delegation.  My work with leaders in different size organizations validates this premise.  With the right people working in them, … Continue reading

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