Week of Oct 24, 2106

Say No to the Status Quo Status quo is Latin for “the mess we’re in.” Leaders see what is, but they also have a vision for what could be. They are never content with things as they are. To be leading, by definition, is to be in front, breaking new ground, conquering new worlds, moving away from the status quo. Dissatisfaction with the status quo does not mean having a…

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Week of Oct 17, 16

Coming Together as a Team As people who care about each other grow together and work toward a common goal, they get to know each other better. They begin to recognize and appreciate each player’s unique qualities. And that leads to the development of a team “fit.” A good team fit requires an attitude of partnership. Every team member must respect the other players. They must desire to contribute to…

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Week of Oct 10, 16

Encourage Others’ Strengths When some leaders begin to work with others on their development, they gravitate to weaknesses rather than strengths. Maybe that’s because it’s so easy to see other people’s problems and shortcomings. But if you start by putting your energies into correcting people’s weaknesses, you will demoralize them and unintentionally sabotage the enlarging process. Instead of focusing on weaknesses, give your attention to people’s strengths. Focus on sharpening…

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