Good Communications Solves Problems

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Communications aren’t just the key to self-organization–they also solve or simplify a bunch of other hurdles that your growing company may face.

1. Training is easier. When effective communication–not hierarchy–is the glue that holds businesses units together, it’s easy for new employees to be themselves and feel like their interests, projects, and initiatives belong at the company, and it allows them to start creating valuable work right away. Takeaway – walls are minimized.

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Leadership POV – TLG’s Point of View

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If you want to step up to the plate and help shape the future at work, in an organization, as a teacher or anywhere else, you need to be willing to work at mastering a number of traits.  I have assembled a number of these traits from John Maxwell as well as my many years working with teams in multiple industries. Below is my Leadership POV for your review.

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Vision to Tactics – Stay Focused on What Really Matters

Sheelamohan FDP 2014The biggest issues that leadership faces today are burnout, stress, lack of vision and overwhelm.

Leaders must do so much with limited resources, while keeping up with technology, managing a virtual and global workforce that spans multiple generations, and do it all in an incredibly volatile economy.  The vision, if there was any, has be shelved and tactics are the driving force.

For all of these reasons, leaders can benefit from a tool that keeps them focused on what really matters. Our Dashboard can provide a home to nurture vision!

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Great Growing Leaders – 7 Attributes

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In today’s world, there is a lot of discussion around what makes up a “Great” leader but in my mind there is no such thing as a “Great” leader.  The term “Great” seems to imply that the person has arrived and knows everything there is to know about leadership and their industry; unfortunately I have never met any single person with these credentials.  I have met many that are continually becoming greater and they know that it is a continuous process – “Great Growing Leaders”.  This is the group that I focus on!

Generally, good leaders lead by what is seen and known, while maintaining healthy relationships, staying inside the budget, and getting the job done. This is good! But, what happens when things don’t always follow the plan?

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Resilient Leaders – 12 Shared Characteristics

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Stuart Miles & FDP 2014

Resilient Leaders – As I have studied leadership throughout my career I have been able to isolate a number of characteristics that I find common amongst the group I call “Resilient Leaders”.  This group is usually found at the head of major corporations or high performance teams in every industry.  While the skill sets and specific knowledge may be different these have remained constant.

As I have studied leadership throughout my career I have been able to isolate a number of characteristics that I find common amongst the group I call “Resilient Leaders”.  This group is usually found at the head of major corporations or high performance teams in every industry.  While the skill sets and specific knowledge may be different these have remained constant.

These characteristics are not all-inclusive nor are they totally unique.  They are guidelines that can be used to provide a working base for any leader who wants to change the world.

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