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One can lead, follow or observe.

To lead, to observe or to follow?

During your lifetime of, on average, 80 years, you will have three choices concerning other persons. You can lead them, you can observe them, or you can follow them. Lead, observe or follow? Do you want to lead and leave traces in the hearts and minds of other ...

Catch people doing things right?

Ken Blanchard probably did more in his book 'The One Minute Manager' then anyone to bring forth the concept of "catch people doing things right". For some reason many leaders have the mentality that it is their role and duty to catch people doing things wrong. Once this ...

Managers that fall into the other quadrants, by contrast, are usually just spinning their wheels; some procrastinate, others feel no emotional connection to their work (disengaged), and still others are easily distracted from the task at hand. Although they look busy, they lack either the focus or the energy required for making any sort of meaningful change.

Beware the “Busy Manager”

[pullquote]Our findings on managerial behavior should frighten you: Fully 90% of managers squander their time in all sorts of ineffective activities. In other words, a mere 10% of managers spend their time in a committed, purposeful, and reflective ...

Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.

Uncovering the leadership lessons of the Bhagavad Gita

  The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Eastern philosophical literature. It presents the counsel of Krishna to Arjuna – two prominent leaders of the epic of Mahabharata. Mahabharata is the epic of the feud between two warring clans – the Pandavas and the ...

6 Leadership Tips By Bhakti-tirtha Swami

As a leader, you can help create an atmosphere where people begin to experience the higher pleasures. Seek positive lessons inherent in apparently negative events. As you seek the common denominator, look for how a higher good can come out of each situation, and ...

Leadership Is NOT Only About You

[pullquote]Yes, things need to get done, but if along the way you burn out people by being rude and insensitive about their needs then things will get done only once or twice.[/pullquote]What is more important - growing people or getting things done? This question had ...