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Rethinking Leadership: Are your control issues damaging morale?

"Micromanaging vs Leading"There is no greater disservice as a leader to our teams than to micromanage them. It baffles my mind that micromanaging is still a thing, and that anyone should have to spend any time sorting out and highlighting the differences between leadership and management.  But the longer I serve in a leadership role, the more carrots I see dangling around tempting people towards this fool’s errand. What’s the problem with micromanaging?  Signs and symptoms include making people…See More
Nov 22, 2017
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Ashland, Virginia
Henrico County Division of Fire
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Benjamin Martin is a Lieutenant with the Henrico County Division of Fire, currently assigned to the training section. He has over fourteen years in public safety. He is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on organizational culture and his take on emotional intelligence--Intoxicated Leadership. He is the owner and operator of
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Rethinking Leadership: Are your control issues damaging morale?

"Micromanaging vs…


Posted on November 22, 2017 at 8:51am

The Enemies of Trust

The Enemies of Trust


Trust is a value that occurs in both ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Creating and maintaining trust is paramount for leaders, yet unfortunately many do not see the need for giving attention to it. Leaders can make the mistake of assuming that their rank and the ability to say because I said so binds people to their decision. But how does one define trust and what does it look…


Posted on June 2, 2017 at 4:43pm

How to silence critics: Confronting the loudest voice in the room

Confronting the Loudest Voice in the Room: How to silence critics…


Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:38am

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