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The Importance of Making Good Habits

The Coates Perspective for May 3, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Making Good Habits

There are two kinds of habits: the good ones and the bad ones. If we become enslaved to the bad ones, we will never taste success. On the other hand, if we become slaves of the good habits our potential for success is unlimited.

It was writer Steven Covey who wrote the game-changing bookThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He helped many leaders to sharpen their leadership skills by learning to implement his seven habits.

Two Solutions For Leadership Fatigue

The Coates Perspective for May 2, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Two Catalysts For A Leader’s Growth

Leadership fatigue. Almost every leader I know has at one time experienced a bland staleness. Yesterday’s cutting edge ideas don’t work as well anymore.  Over the course of time, a lapse in creative energy will gain negative momentum, making it all the more challenging to change the pace and come up with some fresh ideas.

My author and songwriting friends call this sensation, “writer’s block.

3 Ways You Can Raise Your Morale and Production

The Coates Perspective for April 3, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
How Morale and Production Work Together
I have come to discover that an organization’s morale and production go hand in hand. If the morale of the workers is low, there’s a pretty good chance that production will suffer too. It is also true that if the production line has serious bottlenecks, then the morale of the company will be low. When I sit down with my clients who are in the rut of low morale and low production, I seek to find the catalyst that will ignite their morale and/or production.

When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal: Failures 10-12

Quality Leadership Tips For You: The Quality Leader’s Life
When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal:
The Twelve Leadership Failures That Sink An Organization (10-12)
Remember my definition for Leader-I-Tis?

Leader-I-Tis is a horrible disease that attacks once healthy organizations and severely impairs them, rendering them mostly ineffective and impotent. Leader-I-Tis is the leading cause of broken relationships and the killing of vision in an organization. Highly contagious, those without a strong backbone are highly susceptible to infection.

Need Momentum For Your Team? Here Is How

The Coates Perspective for February 27, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Leading Your Team In Building Momentum

One of the winning qualities of an organization is momentum. With it, energy within the team is created and everyone is inspired to accomplish greater things. Without it, morale is low and enthusiasm for the mission wanes. Momentum usually begins with the leader.

In order for an organization to grow, the leader has to lead and cast vision to his or her team. Writer Elanor Doan stated,
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