Monthly Archives: August 2014

How To Be A Great Leader To Your Group

Some people lead, while others follow. Many followers would like to be leaders too. However, most people have no idea of what it takes to be in charge. Leadership is a form of art, and not everyone has mastered this. Keep reading for advice that can transform you from leader to follower.

Good leaders should focus on the future. You should be able to anticipate things before they occur, so you can handle anything that gets thrown your way. Of course, you’re not always going to be right about the future, but over time you’ll get better at predicting things. Keep asking yourself where you’re expecting to be in a year or so and then start planning to make it happen.

Keep any problems transparent. Unlike the old leaders who covered up problems, the great leaders of today are more upfront in their communication. Why is this occurring? Communication is essential in today’s environment. For this reason, business problems will be known whether you want them to or not. Why not control the message that comes out, instead of reacting? This is what great leaders do.

Listening is more important than talking. If you want to be a good leader, it starts with hearing. Understand what your team is telling you. If they gripe or praise you, then listen up. Learn from what your workers have to say if it is about your organization. You are sure to be amazed at what you will learn when you take the time to listen.

Synergy is something to always keep in mind. Understand what your goals are. Have a clear understanding of your business goals. There must be good aligning, but they can overlap. It’s important to have the ability to work on goals simultaneously. If you cannot do that, your lack of passion will be evident.

Stand by what you say. You have to be accountable for what you say and do. As the centerpiece of the company, your activities and opinions set a standard for the company’s reputation. If you’re not behaving properly, you need to change that. Do not rely on others to fix your mistakes.

One thing that can help you to be an effective leader is to start learning how to listen to the people that you lead. In many cases, your workers will have great additions or changes to an idea that you may have. Once you’ve listened to what their ideas are, expect success.

Don’t be obsessed with winning everything. Make a point of using spreadsheets or other types of software that will allow you to analyze stats and steps taken. Lots of managers tend to think this way as a means to measure their workers’ effectiveness. It can be helpful to step back and let the wins fall into place without being pushed.

After knowing more about how you can be a leader, you’re ready to go. Be confident in yourself and others will follow. Put the above tips to good use and become the leader you want to be. Make the correct things happen and inspire co-workers to help you.


Resurg | The One Minute Manager

When the book was first published it was well received by those looking for some simple inspiration to improve their management skills. However the more cynical readers asked was it really to possible to manage human beings with all their complications in instalments of one minute at a time. As the make believe manager in the book admits this is not literally achievable. The concept of one minute management is just that, a concept. The idea being that you dont need to spend hours deciphering the behaviour of your staff, they can be managed far less complicated way than the thinking of the time would have us believe. There are three key elements to the One Minute managers technique: Agree on goals No more than six to be assigned to each staff member. Each goal is written on a separate piece of paper. After agreeing the goals the staff member now knows exactly what it takes to perform their role to a satisfactory standard and therefore the communication between manager and subordinate is reduced. Regular reviewing of goals Employees should read through their goals regularly and analyse their performance in line with the expectations set by the goals. In this way staff can ensure that they are meeting the standards required. Not only does this free up the managers time it also helps to create a positive and fair working environment. The workers do not live in fear for their jobs because they have a very clear understanding of whether or not they are performing their roles correctly. The staff members will also provide regular updates to their manager and the manager in turn will offer one minute praisings where appropriate. The One Minute Manager is always on the look out to catch his staff doing something right so he can use the opportunity to praise them, therefore increasing motivation and further driving improved performance. Should a staff member not be performing their role in line with the goals set it is time for a one minute reprimand. This reprimand focuses only on the actions of the individuals, not the person themselves. The manager will state the fact the work is not up to the staff members normal high standards and finishes by reminding how valued the employee is in the organisation.
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Google Education Leadership Symposium In Lee’s Summit – News – Examiner – Independence, Mo

2, 2014 @ 12:33 am By Submitted to The Examiner Posted Aug. 2, 2014 @ 12:33 am Independence, Mo. Social News Nearly 100 administrators from throughout the Midwest gathered in Lees Summit for the regions first Google for Education Leadership Symposium at Lees Summit West High School. The event was designed to bring education leaders together to showcase how technology can increase student engagement, help students achieve in school and prepare students for future careers. Lees Summit district staff members presented the symposiums keynote focusing on high-level vision and districtwide strategies, as well as the technology devices and professional development supporting these goals. Keynote speakers were Superintendent David McGehee, Associate Superintendent Kevin Daniel, Executive Director of Technology Amy Gates and Director of Instructional Technology Kevin Whaley.
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India’s Congress Slams Book Challenging Party Chief Sonia Gandhi – Yahoo News

That was the reason for her not becoming Prime Minister.” After the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, her son Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia’s husband, took over as prime minister. He was assassinated by a suicide bomber in 1991. On Thursday, in an unusual public comment, Sonia Gandhi struck back at Singh’s claims, telling reporters that she would write a book to give her own account of events. “The only way the truth will come out is if I write,” she said, according to NDTV.
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