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Leaders Need to Know “Them”

When working with a group of students, players, or employees, have you ever found yourself starting a sentence . . . When I was their age? When I was in school? When I got my first job? We did this, or we did that, or this or that worked for me, or we would have never done that. I know that I have done it. In fact, I still do it, but not as often. All of these statements reflect an inward-looking focus on you. I can hear you saying to yourself, he spent his last article emphasizing the importance
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Questions-Based Action Leadership

The more I practice leadership, think about leadership, read about leadership, and hear people talk about leaders they admire, the clearer it becomes. To help facilitate your ability to lead and coach, it is important for you to Know yourself; Know the learning, behavioral, and motivational styles, among others, of those you lead; Use methods that are developmentally appropriate for your students, players, and employees to facilitate and maximize learning; Employ methods to articulate where it is you want your team, class, or organization to go, and develop a plan to get there; Develop a culture that continuously assesses and
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