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JUNE 2007 

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Thoughts From Sandra

The Leadership Loop

The Leadership Loop includes Caring (interest in people), Learning ("getting to know you"), Appreciating (respect), Contributing (adding value to people), Verbalizing (saying what you feel), Affirming (a statement made firm by repetition), Leading (influencing people), Understanding (helping those who lead beside you) and Succeeding (winning with people).

When you succeed with people, you gain opportunities to influence more people. The leadership loop completes a cycle and begins anew. As additional people enter your life, says Maxwell, you must CHOOSE to take an interest in them and get to know them. The loop will continue and perpetuate the leadership cycle.

What a nifty idea!

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by Dr. John C. Maxwell

What Your Attitude Cannot Do For You

? Substitute for Competence

? Substitute for Experience

? Change the Facts

? Substitute for Personal Growth

What Your Attitude Can Do For You

? Make a Difference in Your Approach to Life

? Make a Difference in Your Relationships with People

? Make a Difference in How You View Challenges

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You can download a free pdf book from Dale Carnegie Training called Dale Carnegie's Golden Book, for the cost of giving up your name, address, phone number and e-mail. On page 3 under Be A Leader, the following items are listed (among others):

Begin with praise and honest appreciation.

Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to and, last but not least,

Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

To download the booklet, visit here.

The link below will cover everything you need from preparing to have the meeting to attending, setting up the meeting place, starting the meeting, keeping it focussed and lots of other tips. Within each of the general categories above, there are practical, waste-saving meeting tips like: define the objectives and desired outcomes, deliver the agenda in advance, clarify the type of participation expected, take time to tell and hear stories (motivation is achieved mostly with emotion), use brainstorming techniques, clarify and paraphrase key points, praise and protect new ideas, help the group end the meeting on a high note and prepare for follow up.

Cited and used with permission from NWLink.com. To read the whole article, click here.

A Great Electronic Leadership Resource

Here's a tidbit from the Leadership Minute at Leadership
Now on Delegation:

"Never keep work simply because you do it better. Delegating certain tasks to others is a way of developing and endorsing those you lead. Delegating allows people to learn by doing, to take risks and to build confidence. It is one of the best ways to develop that person for further responsibilities and their own leadership responsibilities. Finally, delegation is a discipline. You've got to work at it."

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