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Your Values Determine How You Lead

Leadership starts in the mind and with your most worthy intentions and core values. Your values—your personal principles— direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. The aspects of life that you value shape your character, which determines how you do everything. Your values determine how you lead. Unfortunately, many leaders haven’t identified their values and often […]
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World’s Best Boss:
Manager AND Leader

Do you have the best blend of manager and leader skills to be called the “World’s Best Boss?” Administrators who cling to a sole management or leadership approach handicap their organizations, and are not likely to be nominated the best boss of anything.
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Management and Leadership:
The Best Blend

As a business administrator, do you have the best blend of management and leadership skills? After reviewing the distinctions between managers and leaders, should we assume that one administrative model is superior to the other? Should you adopt a purely managerial or leadership model?
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Management vs. Leadership:
Your Authority and Behavior

As a business administrator, authority is one of the clearest distinctions between managers and leaders. I’ve been writing about this in my recent posts because the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. Any complex comparison reveals a definite overlap between managers and leaders. But the distinction is important because […]
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Management vs. Leadership:
Your Purpose and Focus

As a business administrator, what’s your purpose and focus? Is it management, or leadership? As I wrote in my last post, the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. If you’ve categorized yourself as one vs. the other, you’ve likely been influenced by specific definitions you’ve […]
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What Type of Administrator are You:
Manager or Leader?

What type of administrator are you? Are you a manager, or a leader? Business administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity.
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Overturn Negativity:
Reframe and Restructure

I’ve been writing about negative thinking and how to overturn negativity. (If you missed these posts, you can view them here.) Your first steps are to observe and assess thoughts and responses to identify negative thinking.
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Overturn Negativity:
Observe and Assess

Negativity affects everything and everyone. Negative thinking can be a pervasive handicap, but as I shared in my last post, it is possible to overturn negativity.
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4 Steps to Overturn Negativity

Is there a problem in your organization with negativity? I think we all can agree: a leader with a negative mindset is toxic to organizations. In their view, efforts are rarely good enough, things just don’t ever seem to go right, plans will likely fail, people are unreliable, and/or problems are beyond fixing. If you […]
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Lead Beyond Your Authority:
Show Initiative

I’ve been writing about how to lead beyond your authority. No matter what your organizational model, your success as a leader depends on knowing how to influence people and breed a desire to follow (as opposed to trying to mandate it via formal authority). Following a leader­—whether it’s buying in to a philosophy or supporting […]
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