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John Maxwell’s book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” should be an integral part of any successful or aspiring leader’s personal library. Now in print as a 10th anniversary edition, Maxwell’s “21 Laws of Leadership” are refined and more relevant than ever in these troubling economic times.


To help in your evaluation of underperforming employees, I offer these examples of “diplomatic” ways to deal with low scoring performance qualities while still getting the point across.

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5 Key Elements of Effective Feedback

by Ben on May 20, 2009

In a previous article I explained my theory of Proactive and Reactive Feedback and how their use can make or break the productivity of your team. I made the case that feedback is better given when an employee or team’s performance is on the upward swing rather than waiting until their performance starts to dip. […]

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While the practice of leadership can very from one supervisor to the next, there are a few basic assumptions about leadership that apply to nearly everyone.


Most people can manage the performance of a subordinate to meet the minimum expectations of the job, but it takes a proactive leader to bring about outstanding results from an individual or team and it all comes back to feedback.


Strengths Based Leadership

by Ben on May 16, 2009

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There is an overabundance of highly educated scholars in the field of leadership that have very little managerial experience. Those having experience managing others did so at such a high level they were often disconnected from employees on the frontline. If you’re looking to advance your ability to lead rather than theorize about it, do […]