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Podcast 50:Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

Here’s the transcript of Podcast 50 The Transformational Leader Effectively Delegates A common leadership challenge is defining how to empower teams to function at a higher level, producing more quality results. This is an opportunity to effectively manage one’s own schedule by

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Podcast 45: Leadership Skills: Observation

This is Podcast 45 Leadership Skills: Observation       Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh

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Leadership Skills: Team Selection

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team. – John C. Maxwell Having the dream team is every leader’s dream, however few know how to build that team.

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Leadership Skills: Communication is Relationship

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw Did you get my email? “Did you get my email?” is a typical question from those who think that communication is about data. Many

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Don’t Go It Alone!

                  Having a mentor is essential. Recently, I had a chance to meet with Art Ross. Art served as senior pastor in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the church where I was Director of Music.

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 8, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 8, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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Leadership Skills: Repetition

  It’s OK to Repeat… Well I can’t stress it enough…Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!  Prospects are like children.  You need to keep your name and your call to action (offer) in front of them at least on a monthly basis.  From an email by

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Do the Opposite

A Time for Everything There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1   The Tao of Leadership is one of those books that every leader needs to own, to read, and to reread on a

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Watch the Director!

What you can learn about leadership from the musical conductor is comprehensive. I spend my time working with great people doing great things. The more competent clients realize how much they don’t know, and they’re willing to be open to new ideas,

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Failing is a Pathway to Success

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford I was looking at expensive rings with a variety of brilliant gems that sparkle in the light. They sparkle because they are highly polished and engraved for excellence. Gems cannot

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Got Conflict?

      Conflict exists… Conflict shows that there is creative energy… Conflict is not resolved, it is managed… Do not pull back from conflict, move toward it… Keep from becoming anxious…     There is much more to say, but if you can start with these you can succeed… To learn more, check out

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Process Builds Effective Teams

Transformational Leadership is Both Skill and System     We dance round in a ring and suppose,  But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. – Robert Frost   Relationship BECOMES Process. Process CREATES Trust. Trust FORMS Community. Community BUILDS Relationships.

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Demanding Leaders vs. Nurturing Leaders

In my Monday series of favorite posts, here is another high-traffic post. There is a wonderful framing of true leadership skills in the blog post at The Practice of Leadership titled Are You a Leader or Just a Boss?  Here’s a quote

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Planning: Paying the “Upfront Cost”

Paying the upfront cost of planning is far, far, cheaper than the cost of the fix.   “Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)   “None of us

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – October 4, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 4, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know