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How to earn respect as a leader
Harvard Business Review
How would you be perceived in your organization's meritocracy? Ask yourself if you command respect because people have to respect you or, rather, because you've truly earned respect. Many people aspire to titles because that forces others to respect them. But this is the lowest form of respect, especially if the person you're receiving respect from is more junior than you or works at a lower rung in the bureaucracy. Respect has to be earned. It's not about a title.
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How ready is your department when liability issues occur?
By Frank R. Myers
Sooner or later, your department will face litigation from the private sector when an apparatus accident occurs. It is important that your department's subject material experts, or the person(s) assigned to the training of your drivers, are prepared. Based on personal experience, I recommend that this person have several items in place. The litigation team representing the plaintiff and your municipality's legal representatives may ask for the training and driving history of the person operating the apparatus at the time of the accident.
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When you're just too tired to make the right call
Michael Hyatt Intentional Leadership
When do you make your best decisions, at the end of a day crammed with meetings and calls? Or early in the morning after a day of rest? When our physical energy slumps, so does the quality of our decisions. But here's what we sometimes forget: Making decisions actually drains our physical energy. It becomes a vicious cycle.
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The power of an apt apology
Entrepreneur
Former President Bill Clinton has made a lot of apologies. His most famous one was for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. He also recently apologized to the entire country of Mexico for the unintended consequences of the war on drugs. Clinton understands the power of an apology. And if he can do it, so can you.
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Are you a manager or a leader?
Forbes
It is not big news that to motivate our people, we first need to consider how they feel. After we have spent a little time getting to know them better, they will feel valued and valuable, and with the support they need to do a great job, they will give of their best. Plenty of business leaders understand the theory, but they don't have time to put it into practice. Those who think they don't have the time are often hung up on managing processes, transactions and queries.
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The best 10 ways to fine-tune your leadership
Terry St. Marie More Human Leadership
Let's get beyond the basics and into a little leadership fine-tuning — those refinements and adjustments that keep that wheel of success turning without too much friction. The following is a summary of 10 of of the best ways to do so.
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