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7 Qualities to Become a Great Leader

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7 Qualities to Become a Great Leader

What makes a great leader? Leadership guru John C. Maxwell lists 21 qualities. Forbes magazine presents 22. Other writers list 10, or even boil it down to five essential qualities.

Like beauty, what makes a great leader is often in the eye of the beholder.

One unique character study on leadership can be found in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.

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Make Meetings More Efficient and Productive

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Make Meetings More Efficient and Productive

Meetings are a bane for many office workers. While often necessary to move forward and to create a sense of team work, they can also rob people of productivity and cause a sense of discontentment.

So when it’s your turn to schedule a meeting, how do you make it productive and to the point?

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A Brief History of Daylight Saving Time

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A Brief History of Daylight Saving Time

Changing clocks to take better advantage of daylight hours is an idea that has been around for almost 100 years, but only a mandated national event in the United States for the past 50 years.

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12, when we turn our clocks forward an hour (yes, it means “losing” an hour).

For most people in the United States, DST has been an annual rite of spring and fall. Although Benjamin Franklin sarcastically wrote about the concept...

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It's Time to Manage Your Time Wisely

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It's Time to Manage Your Time Wisely

Twenty-four hours.

That’s all we get each day. It is the great equalizer – the rich can’t buy any more, the elite don’t get an extra share, no apps exist that will extend the 1,440 minutes in a day.

The question, then, is how to make the best use of those precious hours. With the change to Daylight Saving Time looming on March 12 (when we “lose” an hour), now is a great opportunity to consider how to best manage your time.

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Failing Better Leads to Success

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Failing Better Leads to Success

A friend of mine is a successful businessman, running an international company that he started from scratch. Before Fred became successful, though, he spent 10 years losing money going from one failed venture to the next. That’s the point where many people would have packed it in and gone to work for another businessman.

But not Fred.

“Quitting wasn’t an option for me,” Fred told me. “I had to learn to fail better every time...

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