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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”. Leo Buscaglia. One day, it hits you. You realize that you wish you had done things differently.

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ” Albert Einstein. Extremely well trained. Reliably successful in highly dangerous environments. Superior situational awareness. Disciplined mental toughness.

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Construction or Demolition

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your action inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. John Quincy Adams.

From Technical Expert to Successful Leader

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Guest Posts Advice Age Air Traffic Control Exertise experience Gandhi Klintworth Leadership military Motivation performance Reagan Technical transition Wisdom This is a story about the transition from Technical Expert to Successful Leader. Following a one-year tour in Afghanistan, I was reassigned to an Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar facility. Not just any ATC facility, but one of the larger and busier ones—the 2nd busiest joint-use airfield in the Air Force.

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End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown. Want to review housekeeping details weekly? Open a maid services franchise. Admit what you already know: Your meetings are ineffective. Admit what you know. You’re people know your/their meetings are ineffective.

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Why Less is Best

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what’s essential?—?what what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: To do Less, Better.”. Marcus Aurelius. We live in a world of unprecedented opportunity.

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Bridging the Divide

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”

Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 2

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”. General George S. Patton. After all the instruction and practice on the beach, it was time to actually put my board into the ocean and paddle out to the break.

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Stand Out Among Your Peers

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” ” Dr. Seuss. It can be difficult to be recognized for your strengths, contributions, and abilities when working as a leader. Often times, we are one of many leaders, and our peer group can be very competitive and of very high quality.

Secret Traits Of Championship Teams

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Nobody wants to hear how rough the water is, just get in the boat and start rowing.”. …At least that’s what my little league coach used to tell us kids. We were the original Bad News Bears, but we ended up in first place anyway. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of many, many more outstanding teams and organizations.

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Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.

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Leaders Understand Generations

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “They criticize our generation, but they forget who raised it.” ” Anonymous. In today’s workforce we have four generations of workers. Effective leaders understand the perspectives, values, and paradigms that shape each generation and the all-encompassing and frequently discussed subject of generational leadership.

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Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Admiration of the Nation. We’re the finest ever seen. And we glory in the title. Of United States Marines” Early words to the last stanza of the first verse of the “Marines’ Hymn”. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

Language as a Leadership Tool?

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.” ” Martin Heidegger. Are you a leader? If you are, it is time to look at how you and those around you use language, because language is one of your fundamental tools.

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Leadership Can Be Destructive

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A bad leader lacks talent and skill, a destructive leader lacks character. Frank Sonnenberg. Leadership can be destructive. I mean this in the sense that poor, weak, or harmful leaders exist and can do great and lasting damage, not only to the organization but most importantly, to the people.

Self-Awareness as an Organizational Leadership Tool

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”. Erik Erikson. It is very important for a leader to know their natural leadership tendencies. It is equally important that the leader share these tendencies with their leadership team.

A Leader’s Words

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall” Oliver Wendell Holmes. Since the political season has kicked off across our country, these three simple words have been in the forefront of my brain.

The 5 C’s of Passion Driven Leadership

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Nothing great was ever achieved without passion.”. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I had the distinguished honor of giving the keynote address this week at the mid winter conference for the Utah Association of Middle and High School Principals. What a pleasure it was to be in the presence of such passionate and dedicated leaders.

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”. Daniel Goleman.

Time Waits for Nobody

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”. Abraham Lincoln. Growing up my Grandfather always said, “Time waits for no one”. In 1979, Grandpa was forty-eight years my senior, so naturally his words went in one ear and out the other.

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Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

How Do You Listen as a Leader?

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ” Winston Churchill. How do you listen as a leader? Have you ever really spent much time as a leader thinking about how you listen? A huge part of your success is determined by how you listen.

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4 Components of Leadership Effectiveness

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”. Brian Tracy. When one talks about being successful at leading people and resources, they really mean being effective. It’s impossible to have one without the other.

Three Critical Questions for Strategic Planning

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford. As a freshman engineering student, I remember vividly the day my professor announced we needed to know the answer before we performed the calculations. What in blazes does he mean? I thought to myself.

Intern Perspective: Enduring Excellence

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”. Colin Powell. Recently, I was privileged with the opportunity to meet with one of our Country’s nine Combatant Commanders.

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Professional Growth often requires Jumping

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” ” Babe Ruth. Comedian Steve Harvey has a video on YouTube where he describes how to take a “jump” and put change into motion in your life. Leaders must be ready to jump when the timing is right so they continue to grow personally and professionally.

A Legacy that Matters

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. If you want to leave a legacy, invest in people, and encourage those you develop to pass on everything they learn from you to others who will do the same. – John Maxwell. A leader owes it to his organization to lead in a way that will benefit the organization in the future.

Three Conversations of a Leader

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.” ” Truman Capote. At its core, leadership is about conversations.

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Memorial Day – A Pause To Remember

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. On this memorial day, the curators and authors of GeneralLeadership.com pause to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. We reflect upon their sacrifices, as well as the sacrifices of the thousands of soldiers who serve in harms way around the globe on this day. You have our sincere respect and gratitude.

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Resolving Conflict While Maintaining Your Composure – Part 1

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”. William James. Over the course of your professional career you’re going to experience conflict in the workplace.

Go Ahead and Quit!

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “You’ve got to know when to hold them…and know when to fold them.” ” Kenny Rogers – The Gambler. How many times in life were you told to never give up? Vince Lombardi , legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967, famously said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win!”

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Know Your Enemies! (Of Learning, That Is…)

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”. John F. Kennedy. In his TED talk from February 2011 Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal talks about how after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 he had to become a different leader, a leader who in some ways had to completely relearn how he did things.

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Leaders Are Readers

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry S. Truman. As a student at both Air Command and Staff College and National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, I was privileged to hear dozens of accomplished national leaders speak.

Top Gun Leadership: What’s Your Callsign?

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ I’m Maverick.” Says Maverick on his initial gambit with the gorgeous Charlie. Did your mother not like you?” Says Charlie back to Maverick. “No, No, it’s my call sign.” Replies Maverick. The movie Top Gun forever put the names of Maverick, Goose and Iceman into our lexicon and gave the common person a feel for what a call sign is.

About Saying “I Love You”

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. “ Mother Theresa. I think the story goes like this: Wife chides husband, “You never tell me you love me; you never say “I love you.” ” Husband replies, “What are you talking about?

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If Leadership Were Easy, Everyone Would Follow You

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ” Dwight D. Eisenhower. So you are a leader. After all you have the title, you tell people you are a leader, so you must be a leader. In addition, your organization has said you are a leader, so it must be true.

Leaders Lead – Take Charge and Move Out

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. “When in command: command.” ” – Admiral Chester Nimitz. If being a leader means anything, it means taking charge and executing the responsibility others gave you. For leadership to be authentic, we have to make decisions and take risks.

Self-Discipline, a Must for Team Success

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less” Robert E. As a leader, you can’t be omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent…that’s someone else’s job description. You have to trust your team to have the discipline to do the right thing. As C.

Trust, A Force Multiplier

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. Simon Sinek. I recently wrote an article discussing building your “trust bank” with people in your organization to create change in an efficient manner ([link] ).

Time Machine Tuesday: 10 Traits of General Officers that Every Leader Needs

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. 3 May 2013. “ Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.” ” Titus Livins.

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Creating a Problem-Solving Team

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America''s Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”. Albert Einstein. I often find myself binning leaders into one of two categories: those who are process-centric, and those who are problem-centric.

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