9 Tips Grow Your Circle of Influence and Be a Better Leader

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The Difference Between a Leader’s and Manager’s Circle of Influence Both managers and leaders have a circle of influence. The difference between a manager’s and a leader’s circle of influence is free will. Managers influence others by instilling fear. Typically subordinates listen to a manager because they fear losing their job or even worse they

Every Leader Messes up; 8 Tips to Get Over Mistakes

Man bummed out on bridge after making a mistake.

In leadership, mistakes are unavoidable. Even the best leaders make mistakes. That comes with the territory when you are expected to make the calls even when you don’t always have all the information you want. What sets great leaders apart from poor ones is how they get over mistakes. Tips to Get Past Mistakes Like

The Air Force Leader

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What is leadership in the Air Force? Leadership is the art, science and ability to motivate, influence, guide, and coach Airmen to accomplish the mission of the Air Force. Anyone of any rank can be a leader. In the book 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell, he discusses not only leading down but also leading

Stop Losing MOTIVATION; 6 TIPS TO GET IN THE HABIT of Taking Action

Stop Losing MOTIVATION; 6 TIPS TO GET IN THE HABIT to Take Action

Have you ever had a great idea? Of course you have, but did you take action. What did you do with that idea? If you’re like many people, you failed to act, lost motivation and let the idea fade away. Too often we decide to do something but never get started. We decide to start

The Surprising Difference Between Managing and Leading People

The difference between managing and leading people is greater than most people realize. Managing and leading are different but very important skills to have. The best leaders know how and when to use whichever skillset is appropriate for the occasion. By definition, management is the process of dealing with or controlling things. This could mean