Podcast 47: 5 Steps to Effective Follow Up

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Conducting Transformation: Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles are the compass that keeps leaders on track. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  ― Stephen R. Covey Guiding principles are statements that guide our decisions and keep us true to our


Leadership Skills: Decisiveness #2

The world is starving for original and decisive leadership. – Bryant H. McGill     Decisiveness  Nick Tasler, in his book Why Quitters Win,* defines three primary sources of decisiveness – nature, training, and incentive. Leaders make effective decisions for different reasons. Not being


Leadership Resources: Facilitation Tool – Problem Solving

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have


Leadership Skills: A Discipline of Continual Improvement

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. – James Allen The business buzz words and miracle programs get overused, trite, and annoying, especially when they compromise the quality of the work output that they


Leadership Skills: Planning for Balance

Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around every once in awhile, you could miss it. – John Hughes Leaders tell me how hard they work. Some tell me how long it’s been since they took a vacation (sometimes it’s been



Successful Leaders Set Priorities Each Day It snowed in Blacksburg, Virginia, a few days ago. We were prepared by having firewood and food, so we didn’t have to travel for a while. We live in the woods with a half-mile of private


Leadership Stories: Nothing But Potential

Look for Opportunities – Whether or Not You Feel Ready Early in our marriage, my wife, Leigh Anne Taylor, was talking about her opportunities in life, and said that she was given an opportunity when she was not yet experienced. As she