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Making Tough Calls, Part One of Two: Don't Go Changing

What’s best for your organization is not always what’s easiest for you, the leader. Instead of making difficult changes, we often put them off or avoid them all together. One such change is a personnel change. It’s always easier to work around or hire around people than it is to remove them. Personnel changes can be messy and painful, but they are a necessary part of a healthy organization.

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What’s best for your organization is not always what’s easiest for you, the leader. Instead of making difficult changes, we often put them off or avoid them all together. One such change is a personnel change. It’s always easier to work around or hire around people than it is to remove them. Personnel changes can be messy and painful, but they are a necessary part of a healthy organization.

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Make Meetings Meaningful

Meetings can be a real drag. Leaders love progress, some people really like to talk and big ideas often get missed. The success of meetings can either make or break an organization. However, with the right people in place and a leader that rocks, it’s possible to have a  meeting that’s meaningful even if it doesn’t go as planned...say if a couple of people get in a hot debate.

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Meetings can be a real drag. Leaders love progress, some people really like to talk and big ideas often get missed. The success of meetings can either make or break an organization. However, with the right people in place and a leader that rocks, it’s possible to have a  meeting that’s meaningful even if it doesn’t go as planned...say if a couple of people get in a hot debate.

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Leading Through Change, Part Two of Two: Bite-Size Change

Last time, in Part One, we looked at a couple of keys to creating a culture that's receptive—even excited—about change. Step one: make changes frequently. And step two: do it now, before you're forced to.

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Last time, in Part One, we looked at a couple of keys to creating a culture that's receptive—even excited—about change. Step one: make changes frequently. And step two: do it now, before you're forced to.

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Leading Through Change, Part One of Two

If you don’t operate in a culture of continual change, even the smallest change can be a major disruption.  Sing two worship songs instead of three and you have an email inbox stuffed with complaints. Cancel the Christmas party this year and you get voicemails about “ruined holidays.”

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If you don’t operate in a culture of continual change, even the smallest change can be a major disruption.  Sing two worship songs instead of three and you have an email inbox stuffed with complaints. Cancel the Christmas party this year and you get voicemails about “ruined holidays.”

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Lead Yourself Well

You desire to be the best leader you can be so you can maximize your influence and success. It’s in every leader’s heart to do this. The reality, though, is that there is a gap between who you want to be and who you are.  This gap shines a light on the aspects of your character that are deficient. Your need, therefore, is to grow in these areas.

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You desire to be the best leader you can be so you can maximize your influence and success. It’s in every leader’s heart to do this. The reality, though, is that there is a gap between who you want to be and who you are.  This gap shines a light on the aspects of your character that are deficient. Your need, therefore, is to grow in these areas.

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