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Now that we are fully into 2017 and facing long, dark winter days with few days off from work, leaders need to take a hard look at how to support and encourage team members. This is the time of year (especially for those who like sunlight) that people often drag themselves through the day.
Consider for a moment the folks you admire. The individuals you deem respectable. Do you ever wonder how they came to be an effective communicator or leader? Who helped them along the way? They might tell you the same thing. They had mentors.
Maybe true victory is not winning the race but just completing the course.
When I was young I was fortunate enough to have parents who enrolled me in a multitude of activities: soccer, piano, ballet, tap, volleyball, basketball, Girl Scouts, horseback riding, cycling, even trombone (I mastered two notes and discarded it). I only ended up truly loving a couple of those but through them all, I learnedRead… Read more »
Every budget season for municipal (local) government has a certain element of “the sky is falling.” Last year by June, more than 45,000 jobs had been cut by state and local governments. The sky fell for some. This year, predictions are just as dire, the private sector economy is stumbling through huge layoffs not seenRead… Read more »