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The first half of my leadership tenets collected with the help of #AtoZchallenge

Our principles influence everything we do. Often they go unsaid but they clarify when made conscious. This is what happened to me as well when I wrote down what I believe is true about leadership. At the half-time of the challenge here is where we stand. 1. Be authenticBe you, no matter what. 2. Be badass Don’t… Continue reading The first half of my leadership tenets collected with the help of #AtoZchallenge

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The first six advice about how to become the best leader I can be #AtoZChallenge

Six days, six reminders I needed. 1. Be authentic Be you, no matter what. 2. Be badass Don't conform. 3. Be creative Use the best tools at your disposal. 4. Respect different opinions Learn healthy conflicts. 5. Let the team be effective Don't force your own system on them. 6. Allow freedom to make mistakes… Continue reading The first six advice about how to become the best leader I can be #AtoZChallenge

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Freedom of making mistakes

A man's mistakes are his portals of discovery. - James Joyce There are two barriers to experimentation: 1. Inner fear of failure 2. Outer pressure of not accepting mistakes A leader holds a lot of responsibility for the second. How we approach our people when something goes wrong will set the basis for what happens… Continue reading Freedom of making mistakes

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Effectiveness through others is different from effectiveness on my own

I spent a significant time of my career as a productivity consultant. It fit me because I have always disliked wasting time even as a child. (Maybe it was OCD.) When I was young, I was responsible for washing the dishes. We didn't have a sink in the kitchen though so it took quite some… Continue reading Effectiveness through others is different from effectiveness on my own