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Jimmie Flores's Articles in Leadership

  • Lots of Great Ideas But Zero Action
    In my years working in corporate America, medical practices, and running my own business, Iíve heard a ton of great ideas; unfortunately, in most cases, no action is taken to make these ideas a reality. Iíve put together a short list of reasons why leaders, managers, and staff members decide itís best to forget that something good can happen if...
  • 3 Reasons Leaders Fail
    A leader is successful to the point that others will follow the vision. When employees are apathetic, we can expect the organization to fall short of its goals and expectations. Unfortunately, there are some leaders who lack the desire and commitment to make things better.
  • 3 Reasons Why Tom Was A Terrific Manager
    Like top-notch employees, terrific managers are hard to find. In my last corporate job, I had the privilege to work for a smart, committed, and fair manager. While Iíve had other good managers in the past, I felt Tom was the best.
  • Why Lack of Volunteers for Projects is a Leadership Problem
    I participated in a webinar where a manager was leading the discussion. My role was mainly as an observer, but I would provide project management guidance when necessary. The manager forwarded the participants an agenda several days in advance, and most of us were clear regarding the expectations.
  • Why Failing to Wear a Name Tag is a Leadership Problem
    While on business in Baltimore, I rented a car from Avis. I happen to like the Preferred Member benefit at Avis because usually my car is waiting for me when I arrive at the destination.
  • Why a Naked Man Shaving His Head in the Steam Room is a Leadership Problem
    I was recently in the steam room of the fitness room where I workout, and I noticed that a naked man with a razor began to shave his head. There were several of us in the room, and a few stared at him as he violated the policy. This particular fitness facility has private areas for men and women gym-goers.
  • Why a Broken Ironing Board is a Leadership Problem
    Itís Monday morning, and Iím getting ready for several important meetings in the Los Angeles area. I selected a hotel right near the Orange County John Wayne airport because of its convenience. My morning was planned perfectly, including breakfast, a quick workout, and getting the wrinkles out of my clothes that come from packing in oneís luggage.
  • Walt Disney Leadership 101: Plus It! The Water Bill Story
    Walt Disney was a perfectionist. He was not going to settle for mediocre work from his imagineers. Because he knew the work so well, Disney was aware of the upper limits. Getting near perfect results was challenging for his staff, but that was the expectation that everyone had to meet.

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