Leadership Resources

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Leadership Articles

4 Modern business leaders who were too presumptuous
What does it mean to be presumptuous? By definition, being presumptuous means failing to observe the limits of what is allowed...
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What is the Peter Principle? Theory and Examples
What is the Peter Principle? Theory and Examples
What is The Peter Principle? There are people who after being promoted become unhappy. The reason may be because they are...
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What Are Business Tactics?
What Are Business Tactics?
What Are Business Tactics? Business tactics are specific steps that are taken to actualize goals in the short term...
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7 Team Building Activities That Are Actually Fun!
7 Team Building Activities That Are Actually Fun!
Initial encounters can be awkward, whether you're starting a new job, enrolling in a new course, or collaborating with a...
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Leadership Templates

Culture Checklist
The number one reason people leave an organization (or join one) is because of culture.  Work environment.  People join great...
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Assessing Your Meetings Self-Test
How do your meetings stack up?  Do people enjoy them?  Are they effective?  How can they be better? This self-test will...
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Facilitator’s Guide – Meetings and Communication
This is a facilitator's guide for leaders who are leading their teams through discussions of Leadership Fundamentals course...
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Facilitator’s Guide – Coaching Based Performance Reviews
This is a facilitator's guide for leaders who are leading their teams through discussions of Leadership Fundamentals course...
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Facilitator’s Guide – Dealing with Underperformers
This is a facilitator's guide for leaders who are leading their teams through discussions of Leadership Fundamentals course...
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Company Questionnaire Icebreaker
Here's a simple icebreaker/debrief tool to use at the beginning of your quarterly or annual planning meeting.  Choose the...
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Leadership Self Test
Getting People Right is all about building your leadership skills. Following is a simple self-test to see how you're currently...
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Meetings Cheat Sheet
Here's a simple guide to help you establish your meeting rhythms.  Each meeting type is addressed, and you'll discover how...
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Leadership Coaching Tips from Trevor

Sometimes We Win, Sometimes We Learn
Sometimes We Win, Sometimes We Learn
I played guitar in my church this week and the one song that was my job to start, I made a botch of.  Not a huge deal in...
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Social Media and the Mystery Identity of the Snowman Assassin Revealed
Social Media and the Mystery Identity of the Snowman Assassin Revealed
I have to start today’s tip with a HUGE scoop that you probably haven’t about yet heard in the news. YouTube, Twitter,...
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My Predictions for 2022
My Predictions for 2022
Predictions are always fun.  I get around to lots of different industries and work environments, and sit in the councils...
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Using DISC Personalities™ to Help Solve People Problems
Using DISC Personalities™ to Help Solve People Problems
My dad, bless his heart, was a great man and a passionate Norwegian.  He didn’t speak English until he was 15, and always...
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Getting People Right Book Club

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Principles: Life and Work
Principles: Life and Work
By Ray Dalio
Principles, Ray Dalio, (London: Simon and Schuster, 2017). Buy it here on Amazon. Principles Synopsis After a successful tenure in the finance industry, Ray Dalio teaches reader about the principles that he uses in his work and life. There are three sections to the book. The first...
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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzer, (New York: McGraw Hill, 2011). Buy it here on Amazon. Crucial Conversations Synopsis In the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High,...
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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
By Stephen R. Covey
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009). Buy it here on Amazon. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Synopsis The late Stephen Covey shares his insight on what makes a person highly effective in his book, The...
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Necessary Endings
Necessary Endings
By Dr. Henry Cloud
Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward, Henry Cloud, (New York: Harper Business, 2011). Buy it here on Amazon. Necessary Endings Synopsis In the book, Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses,...
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Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
By Michael Hyatt
Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals, Michael Hyatt (Ada: Baker Books, 2018). Buy it here on Amazon. Your Best Year Ever Synopsis Michael Hyatt teaches readers how to achieve their goals in his book, Your Best Year Ever. His five-step...
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The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty
The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty
By Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, Les Hewitt
The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt (Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, 2000) Buy it here on Amazon. The Power of Focus Synopsis In The Power...
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