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Why Honest Leaders are a Rare Breed in Business

Why Honest Leaders are a Rare Breed in Business

In this day and age, it is rare to find leaders who have a good combination of stellar leadership qualities and field expertise. The scale is usually tipped towards one side or the other, and this is a major reason why leaders have been the cause of many businesses' triumphs or failures. While there may be other factors that can affect the outcome, the management's decisions often play a critical part.

Lateral Leadership: Tips for Leading Colleagues Even If They Don’t Report to You

Lateral Leadership: Tips for Leading Colleagues Even If They Don’t Report to You

You can cultivate leadership skills even if you don’t have any employees under you. Here’s how to be a natural leader and motivate your co-workYou can cultivate leadership skills even if you don’t have any employees under you. Here’s how to be a natural leader and motivate your co-workers laterally.ers laterally.

Captain May I? Weak Intent is Destroying Innovation

Captain May I? Weak Intent is Destroying Innovation

I believe there are two kinds of people in this life.  Those that ask for permission to do something (Let’s call them the “Captain May I?” group) and those that bluntly state their intentions (Let’s call them “I Intend To” group).  The difference between these two groups of people is rather subtle but distinct.  

Today is Handwriting Day!

Today is Handwriting Day!

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day!  As a Business Analyst it is always important to build strong relationships with your team, stakeholders and sponsors.  A hand written thank you note is a nice personal touch when saying thank you to team members for helping you.  Saying thank you and being grateful is important pert of building and maintaining strong relationships.