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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Leadership' (31)

Do You Have a Career or a Job?

As shocking as this might seem to my peers in the automotive industry, I am not much of a golfing fan.  The game of golf is something I tend to endure as part of my job.  I wrote a blog recently about how changing your attitude can change your pathway to success.  I decided to heed…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Reminder: It is Time for an Attitude Adjustment

I was once the bride of an enlisted sailor, who during the course of our marriage made the transition from enlisted to officer by finishing his college education.  Once he had become an officer; he tackled the challenge of completing flight school to become a Naval Aviator.  When he graduated from flight school and to represent his accomplishments, I had a pewter tankard engraved with…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 8, 2011 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Going Up?

Seldom does some one board an elevator from an upper floor to ride the elevator up.  Most of the time, if someone boards the elevator from an upper floor it is to ride back to the first floor.  Therefore, when considering progress, why let someone impede your progression by not being on the project from the ground floor?

 

Please allow me to further develop this concept for…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Empowerment beyond "Just Because" or "Because I Told You So"

When I was a child, I was the question asking machine.  Now that I am an adult, I am the question asking machine.  Not because I want to be annoying.  I really want to understand why.  Knowing the why helps me deliver on the expectations.  Knowing the why gives me the follow through to see an opportunity to completion. 

 

Understanding why gives me access to…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Advancement is Management Minus the Power Struggle

Best piece of advice I have been given as a manager:  Always be teaching others how to be you.  Inspire them to be gunning for your desk and to become you.  Humbly step aside when they replace you.  Without them to replace you, the opportunities of your advancement decline.

 

Right after that tidbit of wisdom was imparted on me, I was asked to spear head a rather large…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 11, 2011 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Team Building as the Coaching Manager

The sport that so many predicted I would excel at due to my size was actually the sport where I floundered.  When it came to the hardwood, the only skill I had was shooting free throws.  My coaches could have just given up on me and focused their attention on the superstars on the team, but instead they invested time and energy into the one thing I could do well.  In place of teaching me…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Meltdown Management

As a sales manager, I hosted a daily sales meeting like every good sales manager should.  Like all good salespeople do, the sales team would come to the meeting with their list of “should-haves” and “could-haves” if only “blah-blah” was true.  This would often take the wind right out of my…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Standing at a Crossroad and Finding The Sum of You in Three Words

There are forks in the road in everyone’s lives.  The pathway we choose when faced with at fork can sometimes dramatically alter our journey.  I stood at one of those forks when I was invited to participate with The Landmark Forum.  I heard about the cult rumors about this organization, but…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 5, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Can I Get a Witness!?!?!?!

I never question the freshness of a candy bar when I buy it.  If the candy bar is not up to my standard, I toss it.  It would “cost” me more in effort than what I spent on the candy bar to report my dissatisfaction.  When it comes to big ticket items, there is a lot more at “risk” and customer satisfaction becomes a turning point in the decision making process.  So how can a salesperson…

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Added by Stephanie Young on June 29, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Virtual Duct Tape in a Global Economy

When a friend posted this picture on Facebook, first I laughed and thought back to those crazy college days with pranks and practical jokes involving duct tape.  Then my thoughts wandered into the humor of my adult life, where I joke about things being held together with duct tape and Popsicle sticks.  Then it dawned on me there is…

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Added by Stephanie Young on June 27, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Check Out AskTheManager.com to Grow Your Leadership Skills

I recently received an email from a very successful automotive industry leader who I feel privileged to call a friend... He asked to remain anonymous, so I will respect his wishes. His message invited me to visit a new website located at www.AskTheManager.com.



Since I would some day like to be as successful and well respected as my patron, I clicked on the link and visited the site. Now, for those of you who are wondering,… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 29, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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