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with Terry Siebert


Communications: It's Not Just the Words We Use

In his book, The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking, Dale Carnegie talks about how we are all judged as communicators. He mentions four areas: what we say, how we say it, how we look, and how we treat others (what we do). The point he makes again and again is that the actual words are often but a minor part of the flow of ideas.

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7 Steps to Effective Delegation

Last month, "Barriers to Effective Delegation" was the topic. Included in those barriers was the fact that some managers do not know how to delegate effectively. Whether through no or poor training, or a mentor who passes on bad habits, managers who do not have the ability to delegate effectively are a negative influence in their organizations.

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Barriers to Effective Delegation

The late General George Patton was credited with the following quote: "Never tell a person how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their ingenuity." This idea sounds both simple and profound, yet has to be one of the most pressing challenges for those of us in a managerial role. This challenge may be even stronger for supervisors and managers who are new to their leadership roles.

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Leader as Motivator: Who's Moving Whom?

Of all the topics in management, leadership, sales, and team training, one of the most challenging to truly grasp is the subject of motivation. Part of the reason is the lack of a fundamental understanding of the meaning of "motivation."

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Coaching for Results

In the last 5 to 10 years of business-speak, the word and concept of coaching is one that has almost become overused. If you, like me, have been to many seminar events, it is very difficult to go for a full day without a reference to Vince Lombardi, Lou Holz, John Wooden or Pat Summit. In fact, all these individuals either have written books on their success in athletic coaching or have had books written about them. If you somehow have missed these more professional references, speakers will also refer to their daughter or son's soccer or basketball coach. So, why all the emphasis on successful athletic coaching and relating that focus to the world of business? Maybe, because the principles are quite transferable. Here are five.

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Known for his Dale Carnegie training expertise, Terry Siebert is writing to inspire leaders to reach their greatest potential. Leadership, today more than ever, may mean the difference between closing the doors or opening new markets. Every month, he'll post help with mindset, business tools and more.

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