Don’t Get Caught Trying To Predict

The road to success isn’t normally a straight line. Often, it’s full of peaks that you can’t see over and valleys that you can’t see across.

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via TourismPEI @ Flickr Creative Commons

Leaders spend far too much time trying to predict what will happen next. As a result, their ability to make decisions diminish and they encounter paralysis through analysis.

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Friends, Fans, and Foes: Learning to Please The Ones That Matter

In a multitude of voices, it’s important that you determine who you can trust. Not everyone’s opinion should carry the same weight.

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We all want to be successful leaders, but the surest way NOT to do that is to try to please too many people at the same time. In this post, I’ll share how to know who to listen to.

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Why Bad Messages Get Worse With Time

Leadership isn’t all a bed of roses. One of the unofficial hats you wear is that of a communicator. But there are times when the message you have isn’t a positive one. What do you do when the news you’re sitting on has the potential to rock someone’s world? In this post, I’m going to teach you how to rip off the band-aid so that healing can begin.

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via Markus Spiske @ Flickr Creative Commons

Mrs. Example has been struggling a lot lately. Shoot, if you’re honest, it’s been for almost a year. Her attitude is toxic to the staff. She’s caused more problems than she’s solved and her gruff exterior has been the catalyst behind numerous phone calls from parents.

It seems like an easy call for all of the “armchair quarterbacks” in the school. Mrs. Example needs to go. The hard part for you is that you know Mrs. Example in ways that they don’t…

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