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April 2013 Volume 5 Issue 4


Quenching a Thirst for Results 


   Alexander the Great, the Greek king, once led his troops

across a hot, arid desert. After nearly two weeks of marching, he and his soldiers were near death from thirst, yet Alexander pushed ahead.  


   In the noonday sun, two of his scouts brought what little water they were able to find for him to drink. It barely filled a cup. Alexander's troops were shocked when he poured the water into the burning sand. The king said:


  "It is of no use for one to drink when many thirst."  


  Treating those who report to you as partners or associates will not work if it's only a scheme of a strategy. It must be a genuine heart-felt expression.They must feel you value them and trust them.  


   Hire good people, believe in them, develop them and support them. When we truly believe in the potential of people, they rarely disappoint us.


   Starting today, vow that you will treat your associates as partners, not subordinates. This just may quench your thirst for results.




What Leaders are Reading   

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level 
by Gay Hendricks --

This book reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential, and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life. 

Leadership is an Art
Max DePree --

In this perceptive book, DePree recommends becoming "abandoned to the strength of others," of admitting that 'we' cannot know or do everything yourself.  Learning to empower and delegate is an important and learned art of leadership.  
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 Leadership Tip of The Month  


Be an Enhancer! 


An Enhancer is a leader who is self-confident, respected, responsible and gets others to achieve great things.  


   An Enhancer can laugh, cry, get angry, empathetic and is authentic. This individual is a pleasure to work for, to work beside and gets things done. 


Those who work with an Enhancer generally achieve results because they are made to feel important, valued and worthwhile.


Those who are peers of the Enhancer also achieve results, not out of competition, but out of mutual respect. 


Those who manage an Enhancer should put their confidence in them, empower them and strive to be such a leader themselves.   


Are you an Enhancer? To learn how, contact LBD.  

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John Branstad   

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Quote of the Month
"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test."

    - Elbert Hubbard
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