Featured: Bill Harrison - Leaders Are Not Superheroes

Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2021
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

Leaders being some kind of superhero is a myth. There are basically three theories of leadership: Trait theory – there are born leadersCrisis theory – some folks just step upThe Transformational theory – people can learn leadership skills The Transformational theory is the most popular now, but I believe in a combination of that and the Crisis theory. Let’s look at an example: Mothers ...

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Bill Harrison - Leaders Never Complain

Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2021
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

Before we dive in, I want to make one term clear. Being given the title of leader does not make one a good leader. As we deal with leadership in this series of newsletters, I am talking about the attributes of good leadership. So, let us move on. Having observed and worked with a significant number of good leaders over the decades, one observation is clear - real leaders do not complain or ...

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Bill Harrison - Leaders Create Change

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

“People don’t like change” – Common Knowledge Just consider the following: “The Edsel is here to stay.” Henry Ford to dealers in 1957. Ask some senior folks what an Edsel was. “There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.” Kenneth Olsen, Digital Equipment Founder 1977 ” Everything that can be invented has already been invented.” Charles Duel, Patent Office ...

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Bill Harrison - Leaders insist on clear communication

Posted: Monday, May 10, 2021
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

“No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe What a wise man. He died in 1832 yet his words are still relevant today. What per cent of the time do communication issues come up in my coaching work? If you guessed 100% of the time you would be correct. It always surfaces in one way or another. Most ...

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Bill Harrison Oct Quick Notes- What is the Question?

Posted: Monday, October 5, 2020
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

What is the question? The quality of your life depends greatly on the questions you ask yourself. The same applies to the questions you ask as a manager. I know, this may sound a bit strange but bear with me. The questions we ask focus our minds in certain ways. “Who is to blame?” Now, what do you think happens with your team members when this is your focus based on the question you ...

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