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One of the Hardest Things About Leadership...Part 7

Wed, 2018-01-03 06:46 -- tomjonez


In previous weeks, I have commented that one of the hardest things to do is to lead the people we serve.  Many authors have devised “simple” approaches that I believe have more to do with their promotional appeal than with the real world of leadership.  By contrast, in actual practice, we quickly realize that providing direction does not prove quite so simple; quick-fix proposals don’t fit into the demands of real-life experience.

One of the Hardest Things About Leadership...Part 6

Wed, 2017-12-13 10:37 -- tomjonez


Through previous Blogs, I have explored the assertion that one of the hardest things to do is to lead the people we serve.  Many “lists” of purported “easy” strategies appear regularly online.  Yet we quickly realize that actual leadership does not prove that easy; quick fix approaches don’t fit into the rubric of real leadership experience.

One of the Hardest Things About Leadership

Tue, 2017-10-10 19:01 -- tomjonez


When it comes to leading people, one of the hardest things to do is, well, to lead people. 

There are no simple “quick-fix” answers, despite the many “how I did it books in five easy steps” as well as my own brief weekly blogs on leadership that have accumulated over the past 5 years.

With that admission, I have been thinking about a few simple core leadership principles that can be utilized as a starting point in leading an individual team member – principles that can also be extended person-by-person to each member of the team.

National Preparedness Month - Part 2

Thu, 2017-09-21 09:12 -- tomjonez


Because September was “National Preparedness Month” in the United States I am encouraging readers to set aside time to plan for emergencies that - hopefully – will never happen where we live.

Last week I listed the first 5 of the 10 questions that, when answered, will assess ones’ level of personal preparedness for an emergency or natural disaster. The idea is to develop a personal “score” that can then be converted into a “to-do” list to improve our level of personal readiness.

Establishing and Maintaining a Healthy Relational Culture – Conclusion

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:55 -- tomjonez


This week I conclude a discussion regarding creating and sustaining an organizational culture where people work well together and are supportive of one another. Along the way I have also been careful to point out that these brief blogs are unashamedly short – and correspondingly limited in thorough content.

Even so, there are at least three factors that must be understood and embraced by each member of a functioning enterprise in order to maximize relational harmony, consistency, and effectiveness.


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