Author Archive: Jack Lannom

Planning Performance Counseling by Jack Lannom

The best leaders let you know what they want more of, less of, and same of.  I like to use a four-part model: Purpose, Principles, People and Plans. I discussed the first two segments of the model–Purpose and Principles–last week, so I will provide just a brief review here and then move on to People…

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The Leader’s Leader— by Jack Lannom

The Authority Success Strategy Personal Action Plan  Editor’s Note: TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com has been privileged to work with some of the top leaders in the industry. We have been especially proud to bring you Jack Lannom’s series on The Leader’s Leader. As a leader himself, Jack began to compare and contrast strong, growing organizations with those that…

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The Leader’s Leader— by Jack Lannom

Empowering Language vs. Dis-empowering Language Here is the influence that is exercised by true Leader’s Leaders, and it creates an environment in which ordinary people become extraordinary performers.  I have used the metaphor of the leader who seeks to intimidate through the baseball bat rather than motivate through the skillful wielding of the baton. Obviously,…

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The Leader’s Leader— by Jack Lannom

What Does Playing to Win Look Like? Like Patrick Henry, a Leader’s Leader reminds people of what they stand on, and what they stand for  A culture that makes it safe for people to fail will recognize and celebrate: Adventure vs. ambivalence Aggressiveness vs. adequacy Change vs. conformity Challenge vs. caution Daring vs. discretion The…

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The Leader’s Leader— by Jack Lannom

<b.PLAYING to WIN Playing to win is defined by taking risks!  I concluded last month’s article by asking if you are able to read three sentences and agree that they accurately describe your workplace: The men and women who work for me are totally free and uninhibited, because they have no fear of failure. They…

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The Leader’s Leader – by Jack Lannom

Collect Negative Knowledge Faster than Your Competitors Organizations must reject the idea that failure is an expense and learn to see failure as an investment in an education.  As a coach prepares a team to run in a competitive race, she understands that some of the most important lessons are derived from experiencing those failures…

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The Leader’s Leader – See Failure as an Investment! by Jack Lannom

Changing our attitude toward failure is vitally important to successful leadership. We will continue to explore this idea in the next few articles In my previous article, “Learning Not to Fear Failure,” I concluded by saying that organizations must reject the idea that failure is an expense, and Learn to see failure as an investment in…

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The Leader’s Leader – Learning Not to Fear Failure by Jack Lannom

Organizations must learn to see failure as an investment in an education, rather than an expense. One of the common problems I have encountered when consulting with new clients is that of an organization that has grown past the point where one individual can oversee its daily operations. Yet there remains one severely overworked entrepreneur, teetering…

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The Leader’s Leader – SERVANT LEADERSHIP by Jack Lannom

Leaders earn trust and respect from the staff – and the power that is bestowed by that respect – because of their knowledge and their living example of the logos.  In our discussion of the Authority success strategy, I spoke of the deleterious effects of a leader who abuses his positional power by adopting a…

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The Leader’s Leader- by Jack Lannom

Authority in Action continued I have been explaining the third core competency of the Leader’s Leader: authority. True authority is the authority that makes other people authoritative; real power is the power that makes other people powerful. The role of the leader in this success strategy is as an empowerer who gives authority to those she…

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