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4 new bits of leadership advice

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Management gurus Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated their 1982 best-seller The One Minute Manager to reflect today’s changing workforce. They share some advice:

1. Take a minute a day to connect with employees. The authors encourage you to look into the faces of the people you lead each day.

2. Care more about your people than money. Says Blanchard: “Money is not a reason to be in business. It’s a byproduct. The profit is the applause you get for creating a motivating environment for your people.”

3. Separate your emotions from your interactions. Leaders must keep their calm and react appropriately during even the worst circumstances. Know when you have reached your own limits and need a time out.

4. Write down daily goals. Revisit your goals to monitor your progress.

— Adapted from “The Most Important Minute of Your Day,” Zoe Henry, Inc., www.inc.com.

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