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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Leadership: It's Essential to a Successful Team

Now this is the difficult part. Putting the precepts of teamwork up on a bulletin board doesn't make a team. The hard truth is that, to a great extent, a team is formed by the leadership it receives. Thus, the most serious work you can do to establish a team environment is to work on your leadership skills.

Some people are born leaders, and others have leadership thrust upon them. Regardless, you can cultivate certain characteristics of leadership.

Innovation Is Key

Consider the words manager and leader for a moment. Here are definitions that might help:

  • A manager is someone who maintains things. A manager is an administrator of processes, policies, and people.

  • A leader is someone who has a vision ...

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