Author Archives: David DeFord

What’s More Important?

Hi, this is David DeFord. What’s More Important? Too often we put our tasks above our people. Do you find yourself continuing to work when a team member enters your work area? Do you glance up occasionally hoping to scare … Continue reading

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Learn Away Your Stress

David’s Corner Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DigYourWork Twitter at @DavidDeFord Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+DavidDeFord/ YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidDeFord If you received this newsletter from a friend and would like to subscribe, just go to https://www.mcssl.com/WebForms/WebForm.aspx?wid=de1d9041-ef89-4c5e-b432-a43b5c8b6e07 —————————————————————- Hi, this is David DeFord. … Continue reading

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Fruitful Leader Mastermind Groups

  Hi, this is David DeFord. Most leaders grow their competence, confidence, and credibility over decades. They learn and grow through making and correcting mistakes, also called “Hard Knocks.” Their primary sources of learning to lead are: The hard knocks … Continue reading

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Do Your Associates Recharge or Drain Your Batteries?

Today’s Article: Do Your Associates Recharge or Drain Your Batteries? by David DeFord At the end of a conversation, do you feel energized or exhausted? Did your time with
the person recharge or drain your batteries? I have observed that I … Continue reading

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Cheering Others to Victory

Cheering Others to Victory by David DeFord Sports teams love to play before their home crowds. Except for very rare exceptions, every professional and college team wins more games at home than they win on the road. The energy of … Continue reading

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Pre-live the Tough Conversations

Pre-live Tough Conversations by David DeFord When you must discuss an issue with your employer, what you say and how you say it make a difference.  Pre-live the Conversation Before you visit with your boss, plan the conversation from beginning to … Continue reading

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Getting the Holdouts to Buy In

Thank you so much for your kind comments and thoughtful questions. I’m really getting excited about getting our guided mastermind group going. I’m only inviting people who I feel want to take their leadership to the next level. I’m assembling a … Continue reading

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Experience Isn’t the Best Teacher

Thank you for your comments and questions. On Monday I discussed how you don’t need to feel lonely in your leadership. By working WITH not ON your team members, you can enjoy assisting them to grow, improve, and move up. … Continue reading

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If It’s Lonely at the Top, You Aren’t Doing it Right

David DeFord here again. If you commented on my questions from before, thank you. From your comments and e-mails I’ve decided to create an opportunity for emerging and experienced leaders to collaborate together. The purpose will be to create an … Continue reading

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The Notre Dame Center Who Could

Subscribe to my new newsletter, The Fruitful Leader. Leadership may be one of the most rewarding challenges in our careers. It may also be horrifyingly frustrating. The most effective leaders actively seek ways to grow and develop. Great leaders are … Continue reading

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