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Leaders & Managers – Here’s More

Posted in Leadership on March 23rd, 2012 by Jim Suthers – Be the first to comment

As I said in the previous post. I am making two points here. One is that leaders back their people when the going gets tough. The other is that successful leaders never give up.

Now back to you. What do you do when one of your team members gets into trouble?

One of the worst things you could do as a leader is to leave one of your team members behind when they need you most.

Leaders & Manager – Here’s more

Posted in Leadership on March 18th, 2012 by Jim Suthers – Be the first to comment

Ask yourself, what do the following people all have in common?

• Adolph Hitler
• Nelson Mandela
• Margaret Thatcher
• General Dwight D. Eisenhower
• Winston Churchill
• General George S. Patton
• General Colin Powell
• Franklin D. Roosevelt
• Jack Welch

They all are or were leaders.

So your comment might be:

“Wait a minute! I agree with most of them, but you can’t call that mad man Hitler a leader!”


Posted in General Information on March 10th, 2012 by Jim Suthers – Be the first to comment

Some HR professionals and other leaders can’t resist the temptation to use the power they have in destructive ways. At times, the power, real or perceived, goes straight to their head.

Now let’s look at some of the kind you do want to be like.

Human being Always greets everyone with at least a smile and a nod as he walks by.
Small talk Can make small talk with either the custodian or the company president.
Turf Turf has little meaning to him. Will cross any line to resolve a problem.
Walks the talk She knows that one of the strongest tools she has is the positive image she presents to the world.
Integrity Don’t even think about asking her to do something unethical.