The Common Sense Guy

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Praise Matters

In late December 2006, and early January 2007, I did a series of “great leader” posts. Two of the 10 suggestions I had for becoming a great leader are: Lead by providing the people they lead with regular and timely feedback. Lead by rewarding, not punishing, good performance. This morning, I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 15, 2007

A Little Self Confidence Goes A Long Way

As you probably know, I write two blogs: this one, www.CommonSenseGuy.com and www.CareerSuperStar.com. I have never posted the same article on both sites. However, I received an e mail the other day that I used as the basis for today’s post on www.CareerSuperStar.com. The message is so compelling,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 12, 2007

TSA Entering the Ad Business

As I was standing in a very slow moving security line at Newark Airport this morning, I got to thinking about an article I had seen earlier this week. Apparently, the TSA is going to begin selling ad space on the bins that people use for their computers, toiletries, coats and shoes. The TSA says... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Do the Right Thing

This should be a great week for Steve Jobs. On Tuesday, he introduced the new Apple iPhone. Apple share jumped 8% to close at a record $92.57 on Tuesday. The Tuesday January 9, 2007 edition of USA Today said that Jobs is “a visionary who changed the way the world works, and the messiah who saved... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Great Leaders Facilitate the Success of the People They Lead

Leadership is about helping the people you lead succeed. My recent posts have described in detail the types of things that great leaders do to help ensure the success of the people they lead. Here is a summary list of things that great leaders do to help the people they lead succeed, grow and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Great Leaders Accelrate the Development of the People They Lead

Leadership is about helping the people you lead succeed. In a previous post, I provided a list of tips for helping the people you lead succeed, grow and flourish. I’d like to discuss one of those leadership tips in more detail here. Lead by accelerating the development of the people you lead. What... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Great Leaders Are Role Models

Leadership is about helping the people you lead succeed. In a previous post, I provided a list of tips for helping the people you lead succeed, grow and flourish. I’d like to discuss one of those leadership tips in more detail here. Lead by becoming a high performance role model for the people you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Great Leaders Help People Succeed by Removing Obstalces To Success

Leadership is about helping the people you lead succeed. In a previous post, I provided a list of tips for helping the people you lead succeed, grow and flourish. I’d like to discuss one of those leadership tips in more detail here. Lead by removing obstacles to effective performance that your... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Great Leaders Redirect Poor Performance

Leadership is about helping the people you lead succeed. In a previous post, I provided a list of tips for helping the people you lead succeed, grow and flourish. I’d like to discuss one of those leadership tips in more detail here. Lead by redirecting, not rewarding poor performance. What Great... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Great Leaders Reward Good Performance

Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season with filled with joy and that 2007 brings you health, happiness and prosperity. This past holiday season was a little stressful for me. The heavy snow in Denver made travel difficult and made for a lot of shoveling. But that's in the past, on to bigger and... Sign in to see full entry.

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