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The Meaning of Leaning
At the moment, I have the good fortune to be enjoying a few days away from the office. It just happens to be during a stretch of gorgeous August weather, amidst the handful of days per year in Maine when having a pool seems justifiable. Poolside is the best...
Book Review: Stephen R. Covey's The 3rd Alternative
This is a good book about synergy and people getting together to think of other ways to solve their conflicts or problems. I've always liked that word synergy, because it symbolizes the need to work together to solve stressful problems, such as conflicts with friends, neighbors, and school disputes,...
Book Review: The Thank You Economy
As a web developer, I get a lot of questions about social media, particularly on whether social media is worth investing the time in. Most people want solid proof that social media has a return on investment before jumping in, but I’ve found that definitive evidence is hard to...
Book Review: 1001 Ways to Reward Employees by Bob Nelson, PH.D.
While browsing and then reading this book, I learned that there are more than basic ways to reward employees. Of course, the basic ways have a section or two in the book and there are some great reminders in rewarding employees. In reading on, I found that there are many...
Book Review: Hamlet's Blackberry
In the last few decades we have seen an explosion of technology. The Internet allows us to be connected to millions of other people and gives us access to endless amounts of information. Now with the invention of smartphones and other portable devices we can be connected to the...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Update to our Workshop Series

    Update to our Workshop Series

    Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time and we plan to start in August of this year.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

  • Communications

    Communications

    Let’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is no substitute for face-to-face connection.

  • Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Perhaps it is time for a paradigm shift, a shift in how people think and learn about what is out there for career opportunities.

  • Delegation

    Delegation

    The final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence.

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