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Anticipate Need

Anticipate needs.  One of the signs of a leader is the ability to see what needs to be done, and stepping in to do it.  It’s a two step process, and the second part is every bit as important as the first.  If you see a problem that needs to be fixed, and don’t step…
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Communication is key

Communication is the most important skill in the workplace.  The class that I’ve used the most from college are my freshman English classes.  Notice that it’s not programming, C++, Java, Data Structures, or Networking.  Plain English.  Written English, Spoken English.    Mind you, I do live and work in the United States, but I’ve found…
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What is Leadership?

Leadership is not management.  You can manage without leading, and you can lead without being a manager.  There are plenty of instances out there (Frequently brought up in Scott Adams’ Dilbert Cartoon) that involve management with absolutely no leadership skills or ability. Most people are familiar with the almost comical side-effects of some of Dilbert’s…
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Seek First to Understand then to be Understood

    “Seek First to Understand then to be Understood”?  What exactly does that mean?  I think that can be answered  with one of my teacher’s quotes “You have Two Ears and One Mouth- Use them in that Proportion”   Here are my Tips for how to Seek first to Understand then to be Understood:…
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