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The Three P’s of Powerful Leadership

By David Waits Leadership is not a position! A local newspaper has a daily section titled “Progressions” allowing companies to publicly recognize employees who have been promoted to leadership positions such as general manager. The announcement is a very nice recognition for the new leader, but the promotion, in and of itself, doesn’t make the […]

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Five Barriers to Implementing Strategic Direction

By David Waits Strategy is a framework within which decisions are made, which influences the nature and direction of the business. Strategy directs organizations as they make plans, marshal resources and make day-to-day decisions. It is imperative that strategy is clear, concise and congruent. Otherwise organizations and people can be efficiently headed the wrong way. […]

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Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness

By David Waits Since 2000, according to numerous national surveys, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their work as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm, and commitment to their work. If you simply reflect on your most recent encounter as a consumer at your local retail store, restaurant or government […]