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John is the General Manager of Cumberland International Trucks in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He believes that a lack of passion and influence are two things that keep organizations and individuals from continually improving and living life rather than wandering through it. Connect with John on his member profile, his blog www.johnbossong.com, LinkedIn or Twitter @JohnBossong.
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6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist

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Do you get distracted? Everyone does. You do. I do. Distractions are everywhere. Social media has made distractions the norm.   Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction. Work. Now go home and help yourself to some more distractions. Distractions are dangerous. Distractions are costly. Leaders are faced with multiple distractions everyday. Distracted from » Read More

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A System or A Compass – It’s Your Decision

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What dictates the goals you set? Who sets your goals?  What drives them? There are a lot of great books and information available on goal setting.  Some simple, some complicated and others really complicated.  You can get as sophisticated as you want.  You can get as complicated as you want.  You can even attend conferences » Read More

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Is Leadership A Position

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Ashley was excited. Her degree wasn’t even hanging on the wall yet. She packed her suitcase with just enough clothes so she wouldn’t pay an extra $40 luggage fee at the airport. One last trip before getting a real job. Ashley’s degree was in Public Relations. Her dad Steve was a cardiologist. Successful, wealthy, and happy » Read More

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8 Reasons Why Pride Is The Core Of Leadership Failure

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Craig looked intently at his staff. Every Monday morning staff meeting was intense.  Craig expected results and he held everyone accountable.  Not necessarily himself. No one talked, they just listened. Craig was on a rant.  This was typical, he had a pretty big ego and drew a line in the sand quite often. This line, » Read More

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6 Things That Make Someone A Great Leader

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There are a lot of good leaders in business today.  But what separates the good from the great leaders? In golf, the difference between making the PGA tour and playing on a mini-tour can be less than a stroke average.  The margin is very slim.   That’s true of most professions. Those that put in » Read More

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3 Things Great Leaders Do To Set People Up For Success

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Jimmy walked slowly down the hall to his supervisor’s office. His thoughts were on a sales presentation. The presentation was in two hours and he really needed to put the finishing touches on it. He clutched the small coffee cup in his hand, careful not to spill it. His mind raced as he thought about » Read More

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Do You Make These 4 Mistakes When Leading?

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Let’s review the leadership errors that hurt our credibility when we lead. Leadership errors get magnified.  Why? Because it’s easy for people to point fingers and blame.  When leaders make mistakes, they stand out.  They impact the entire organization. There are some leadership errors that are not intentional, and even then some people will still assume » Read More

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3 Steps That Will Help You Start Leading

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We are all leaders.  Everyone can lead.  In today’s economy, everyone must lead. The status quo days are over. It’s all about being connected, building relationships, and leading. It doesn’t matter whether you work in a cubicle, in a field, in a retail store, or out of your home. Leadership is a choice. The hard » Read More

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3 Steps That Will Help You Make Great Decisions

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Leaders make decisions. It’s what they do. It may be the most important thing they do. It’s not necessarily one individual decision that is important.   It’s the cumulative effect of decisions that build momentum, or destroy it. As Jim Collins, author of Good To Great, states, these incremental decisions build momentum.  They create the flywheel effect, one small nudge » Read More

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6 Delegation Tips That Build Trust and Results

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Delegation is powerful.   It’s a huge part of growing a business and creating trust.   One person can only do so much effectively.  To multiply and accomplish more, delegating effectively is vital. Why do people struggle with delegation?   Not because they don’t want to delegate, but because they are not taught how to delegate effectively. Many » Read More

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