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By Tom Davidson

I recently interviewed Scott Wallinger (left) for my podcast, an iconic manager and leader in the forestry profession (http://leadershipnature.com/podcasts/s1e13-scott-wallinger/), and Scott reflected on his lessons in leadership through the lenses of history and experience. Near the end of this episode, Scott talked about the tendency of foresters to analyze things until they have the answer […]

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By Tom Davidson

While the previous two blog posts in this series covered the first two of your primary responsibilities, this one focuses on the leader’s role in coaching the performance of others. Read more about it, below.  As a leader, there are some things only you can do, not because others can’t do them but because you […]

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By Tom Davidson

As a leader, you will need to be just that! A leader, not only as the one in charge, but by setting a good example and being a role model. See why, below! Everyone is a leader in one sense or another, but only one person is responsible for the leadership of your team, and […]

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By Tom Davidson

As a leader, there are certain jobs that only you can do! The future of your team starts with you. Here are some steps to make sure it all goes in the right direction!  As a manager, you’re responsible for numbers and things (i.e., budgets, goals and reports), but as a leader, you’re responsible for the human […]

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By Tom Davidson

Trust is at the heart of the art of leadership. Here are three things you can do starting today to earn and receive trust.  New managers often want to know how to get people to do what they want them to do, an approach that naively smacks of manipulation. What they don’t know is that any […]

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