Be Distant but NOT a Robot 

Leaders, This one is another balancing act that some have a hard time with; being able to be emotional detached from the situation while also showing you are not a heartless robot. I will say the Army definitely helped me with this because, before joining, I was a lot more emotional when it came to […]

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The Importance of the Follow Up 

Leaders, The follow up is probably one of the most important parts of your job. As one can see from watching politics, the greatest of Presidents, leaders, have done what they promised, and those less than great have promised the world yet failed to deliver the goods. I will go over why it is important […]

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The Importance of Teamwork

Leaders, To be truly effective, you must work as a team. There will be many times throughout your career when you will run into another manager or employee that refuses to work as a unit and possibly even feels they don’t need anyone’s help. Now, do some people work better solo? Yes, but that is […]

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Knowing your Team

Leaders, This is probably one of the most important aspects of being a leader; knowing your team. Now, this does not mean you will be having drinks with them at the pub after work, going out camping with them, having them over for dinner with the family, etc. What it means is getting to know […]

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Be Flexible

Leaders, We last discussed the different styles of leadership and brought up that you don’t want to stick to only one style but you need to be flexible. This is where we will go more in depth of different situations and the whys of changing your tactics. An Unruly Employee One of the most common […]

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Leadership styles 

Leaders, What are your leadership styles? Whenever I am asked by a peer of mine or a potential employer during an interview, “How would you describe your management style?” I think I am that typical tough but fair type. I correct behavior when I need to and I praise good behavior when it is present. […]

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Leadership Qualities

The U.S. Army has an acronym, LDRSHIP, which stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. I feel these are some of the basic qualities all true leaders should have but there are a few more I would like to touch on. Being Humble Humbleness is something, I think, is taken […]

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