Managerial Skills

In 1955 Prof. Robert Katz developed the three managerial skill model. According to Katz, there are three managerial skills that every manager needs. These are: Technical Skills –  the ability to perform the given job. The lower-level managers require more technical skills. Human Relations (Interpersonal) Skills – the ability to understand, communicate  and work with people. Human relations skills are…
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Situational Leadership Styles

Marilyn J. Corrigan, Leadership and Communications Consultant from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was one of the two presenters at my Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) training on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. In her 4 1/2 hour presentation titled “Dynamic Leadership,” Corrigan covered a lot of topics including characteristics of effective leadership, difference between effectiveness and success, good to great…
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Becoming Extraordinary Leaders

“Becoming Extraordinary Leaders” was the title of the presentation by Jack Zenger at my Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) training on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The presentation was based on his research and book The Extraordinary Leader : Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders. Using “The Leadership Tent” as the conceptual framework, Zenger talked about the following five elements of…
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Showing My Pastor Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Have you done something special for your pastor to express your love and appreciation? Last Sunday at Spirit of Life Bible Church, my pastor Frank Sanders and his wife Kathy was showered with hugs and cards by the congregation. As the couple stood by the alter, families lined up on both sides. One by one, they…
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My Doctor Visit And Recommendations

This week I had a doctor visit at the HealthPartner Clinic for the annual physical exam. And I learned something new. At the check-in, I was given a brochure by the receptionist. I didn’t pay attention to it because I found some more interesting materials to read in the waiting room. After I was called in…
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