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Good to great leadership

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Vardallas John A. Vardallas CAE, CUDE is Founder/CEO of The AmericanBoomeR Group, a Madison, Wisconsin based speaking/consulting firm. He is also Senior Faculty Advisor/Project Evaluator for SCMS and … Web: www.theamericanboomer.com Details This June marks the 75th Anniversary of the World War Two D-DAY Invasion. It was the greatest military operation of the world and changed the direction of the war and history.On that day 425,000 allied forces led by Supreme commander General Dwight Eisenhower hit the beaches of the French coast of Normandy against Adolf Hitler s German Army.What made the Operation Overlord invasion successful is a study in historical leadership greatness exhibited by General Eisenhower and a failure in leadership demonstrated by Adolf Hitler.What makes for great leadership has always sparked interesting discussion. Are leaders born with innate qualities or can effective leadership be taught and learned? This is a very important business issue since recent American employee surveys indicate that half of workers are unhappy because due to weak and apathetic organizational leadership.So I wanted to compare the bold leadership styles of these two historical WW2 figures to see what lessons we can glean and learn going forward.For General Eisenhower (Ike) we know there was no plan B for D-day—meaning he was dedicated and focused on the mission. He loved and was loved by his troops. He was a team player and instilled a love for one another pulls you through philosophy. He was a practicing optimist who knew a leader must have positive confidence to lead by example. He was in control and could subjugate his own ego to manage the egos of others. He saw himself as a normal GI. He took his job seriously never himself. He knew his purpose and he sold his people on the mission and got all engaged in a larger cause. He was able to make sure the team understood “the why behind the what”.And he took responsibility—in case of failure he was ready to take full blame.Hitler s leadership style was the complete antithesis of Ike s. Hitler commanded solely by personality. He lacked trust in his people (troops and generals). He was a leader that relied on his own instinct. He was an authoritarian who was dedicated to top down “my way or the highway” final say in orders. He was more of a politician versus military strategist. He was focused on details and was annoyed by any discrepancies cited. He possessed a megalomaniac personality and refused to listen to experts. Indecisiveness and stubbornness plagued his command and he was weak on strategy. His was the only voice that counted. Hitler relied too much on ideological supremacy thinking that his forces would prevail because of their racial superiority.The successful invasion of France by the allied armed forces led by General Eisenhower truly transitioned Europe by overcoming totalitarianism to free Western civilization.Outcomes speak for themselves and truly great moments in history have given rise to great historical leaders.Although we will never be called upon to lead in a war type scenario we need to go out every day and put our principles to work and be the best leader we can be for our credit union organizations.Are you as good a credit union leader as you think you are? If so, how would your people rate you on some of the following traits or characteristics of an effective CEO leader?Are you perceived as great or just good?How would you Score Your Exec-Checklist?* Are you all in and does your mission matter?* An embracing of diversity/inclusion.* The ability to inspire (not coerce) your people to achieve results.* A clear vision of seeing the possibilities and the preferred future for their organization.* The ability to build partnerships and alliances.* Being servant leaders to members/community.* A curiosity about the world and a facilitator of change.* Leading more by actions than words.* The ability to utilize technology to achieve business results.* A risk taker who doesn’t fear innovation or failure.* The ability to convert the learning of ideas into practice.* Take time to recognize/reward your people.* Be prepared to take personal responsibility (blame) for outcomes.* The ability to develop goals and execute plans.* Be a developer of people– A “Human Horticulturalist”.* And Great Leaders “Eat Last”! Put people before yourself.Great, not just good effective leadership will be one of the key factors of how the success of credit unions will be measured in the future. And I hope the heroic leadership lessons learned from D-Day might help set a mindset to follow and make a difference in inspiring greatness in you and your people in overcoming the challenges of future. Concrete Bunkers at Ponte Du Hoclast_img read more

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July 18, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgJuly 18, 2018 Police Blotter071818 Decatur County EMS Report071818 Decatur County Fire Report071818 Decatur County Jail Report071818 Decatur County Law Report071818 Batesville police Blotterlast_img

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Sixth annual Star Party Rentals 11-Race Cycling meet set for Saturday

first_imgFOR the sixth consecutive year, former national cricketer Lennox Cush, through his company Star Party Rentals, will sponsor its 11-race cycling meet at the inner circuit of the National Park on Saturday. It is being organised by National cycling coach and stalwart Hassan Mohamed.At 09:00hrs the crème de la crème of the country’s cyclists will assemble to do battle in their respective categories.Last year’s feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational race was captured by Hamzah Eastman in a time of one hour 17 minutes 20 seconds. However this year a new champion will be crowned as Eastman is currently in the USA racing on that country’s circuit.Thuran Garbarran was the winner in the BMX Boys and Girls 12-14 years last year while Gerard Barrington copped the BMX Boys 6-9 years event.John Niles was victorious in the BMX 9-12 event with Adealie Hodge being the top cyclist in the Juveniles category.In the Veterans Under-50 category, usual suspect Junior Niles will be defending his title while Ian Jackson was last year’s Veterans Over-50 winner.Cush is expected to assist with the handing-over of prizes at the presentation ceremony.last_img read more

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Berekum Chelsea sign Saddick Adams

first_imgGhana youth international Saddick Adams has joined Berekum Chelsea on a two year deal .The striker was signed on a free transfer having mutually terminated his contract with Saudi Arabia side Al Feiha FC.The 25 year forward sealed a 2-year deal with the Berekum giants after putting pen to paper on Friday after an unsuccessful stint in the gulf region.The ex-Ashgold striker became a household name in Ghana football with a string of excellent performances for the Black Starlets at the 2007 Under-17 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.His career however has failed to blossom after the competition featuring for seven different clubs in the last eight years.The striker played for FC Vojuodino in Serbia in 2009 before returning to Berekum Chelsea in 2012 and later left for Saham FC in Oman Adams joins at a time striker Kofi Owusu is expected to leave the club having scored 19 league goals for the Premiership side last season.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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