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A GREAT STRATEGY FOR GOOD LEADERS: LEARN YOUR LEARNER

I’m reading a book by Pete Carroll. He says one of the great strategies for good leaders is to “learn your learner.” Here’s the concept.  Everyone is different so everyone learns differently.  He teaches his coaching staff to expect differently.  He expects his coaching staff to be flexible in accordance with the styles of their learners. In other […]

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK = APPRECIATION

Feedback is critical.  We know it.  But we don’t do it enough. I gave a friend an award this week.  I have known him for 40 years and hold him in very high regard.  We are fraternity brothers.  I’m convinced the work he did and the model he provided me all these years were key contributors to my having […]

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“CUP UP” STRATEGY

I heard Cynt Marshall, the president of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, describe her leadership style in three words: Listen, Learn and Love. Leaders often feel compelled to talk. They have the floor. They expect to fill up the air with words. Marshall’s formula reminds the leader to hold back. An effective leader understands that there […]

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THE BEST TEAMS

I can’t do my job well without the assistance and participation of others.  Someone must give me direction about what to do.  They must give me clear targets for which to aim. They must give me feedback on how I’m progressing.  They must help me hone an edge by upgrading and redefining my targets as […]

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