Should you be friends with those you lead?

Should you be friends with those you lead?

My friend wasn’t impressed with my suggestion. In fact, I caught him rolling his eyes ever so slightly. He was a bank manager that had just taken over a new branch and we were having a discussion about leadership. I asked him if he was doing anything to get to know...

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Master Your Craft

Master Your Craft

Michelangelo’s Confession Michelangelo made a confession that many don’t want to believe because if it’s true it puts them on the hook for their mediocrity. In this video James shares what it is as well as the true path to becoming a master in your field....

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United Airlines and Kicking People Off Planes

United Airlines and Kicking People Off Planes

Pay now or pay even more later. Earlier this week United Airlines made the headlines when videos emerged of a passenger being forcibly removed from their plane by security. The videos from the cell phones of other passengers show a gentleman being dragged by the arms...

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How to Challenge an Employee

How to Challenge an Employee

How to Challenge an Employee When you need an employee to raise their game, make sure you understand this important cycle that nearly all people go through when challenged by someone in authority.

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How to Train Your Staff

How to Train Your Staff

How To Train an Employee Download the blank Development Wheel which you can use to help begin a training conversation with an employee. Development-Wheel-Templates Here are the 8 steps again in case you missed them: Pick an employee. Break their role down into 4-6...

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The Power of Thinking Big

Changing The World a Cabin at a Time. Vision captures the hearts and imaginations of those you lead, but if you're team has been stuck in a routine lately, how do you come up with a new one? A compelling vision does not have to be complicated. Sometimes it's as easy...

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Inspire Your Staff With The Ultimate Holiday Card

Inspire Your Staff With The Ultimate Holiday Card

Holidays are coming and you know it is customary for you as a manager to send greeting cards to your staff. The problem is you hate the whole process. I am going to show you how to create a holiday greeting card like they have never laid eyes on before. In our virtual...

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Leadership Fatigue

Leadership Fatigue

My Siberian Husky stared at me, unsure of why his owner had just screamed at him. I’m not the kind of guy who yells at his pets, in fact, I’m not the kind of guy who yells at all, so when I lost it on my dog, I knew something wasn’t right. I was suffering from a case...

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How Paperclips Can Amp Up Your Success

How Paperclips Can Amp Up Your Success

When I was 24 I was living in Vancouver Canada, and just down the road in the small town of Abbotsford lived a guy named Trent Dyrsmid. We were roughly the same age but did not know each other. I was in my last year of college while Trent had just landed his first job...

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