Leadership Articles

POWER BOOK: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

[blockquote text=’POWER BOOK is an Aspire blog that features a life changing book. Amanda Scott, an Aspire managing partner, has extensive leadership experience and in this blog features The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. Thank you for sharing, Amanda! – Wes Saade, M.D.’ text_color=’#ffffff’ width=’95’ line_height=’undefined’ background_color=’#aaaaaa’ border_color=’#dba400′ show_quote_icon=’no’ quote_icon_color=’#dba400′]   Many […]

The Most Valuable Employee (5 Levels of Responsibility)

Some need constant reminding to get things done. ?They drain you, and you dread them! Others get things done even before you ask!? They empower you, and you trust them. Where do you and your people rank on the following responsibility scale?? And what are you doing about it? Level 1: Need Pushing and Cajoling […]

Be Quiet, Listen!

The issue:? You know the correct answer, the right question and the end game.? So you go on talking, explaining and clarifying your positions and perspectives. ?You are not being a good listener. The problem: ?You really don?t know the correct answer, the right question and the end game ? that?s why you are in […]

A Leader?s #1 Priority ? Building a Strong Team

Building a strong team should be a leader?s top responsibility. ?Are you taking that responsibility seriously? ?Few leaders make building a powerful team a significant priority. Yet, those who have formidable teams usually succeed. Those who don?t often fail! If your team is fragmented and not working together as a cohesive unit, I have news […]

Do You Know How Your People Feel?

Most leaders know what their people do. ?Great leaders know how people feel matters. ?And they do something about it! Do you monitor the pulse of your team? How people feel matters! It is actually what matters most in your leadership! And it matters all the time! Trust me! It matters when change is taking […]

An Overweight Leader’s Transformation: From 450 to 235 lbs!

[blockquote text=’I am excited to share with you this guest blog by Craig from Indiana. Becoming physically healthier allows us as leaders to better withstand the challenges we face. On that journey to better health, I know this blog will inspire you. – Wes Saade, M.D.’ text_color=’#ffffff’ width=’95’ line_height=’undefined’ background_color=’#aaaaaa’ border_color=’#dba400′ show_quote_icon=’no’ quote_icon_color=’#dba400′]   I […]

Lesson from a Dying Patient

Recently on a Friday at 7:50pm, just 10 minutes before we close, a severely thin 37-year-old woman in a wheelchair entered the clinic. She was being brought in by her 12-year-old daughter. I reviewed the chart before I entered the room. It read, ?Chief Complaint: needs oxygen.? Having never seen her before, I thought she […]

POWER BOOK: The Essential Wooden

[blockquote text=’POWER BOOK is an Aspire blog that features a life changing book. Amanda Scott, an Aspire managing partner, has extensive leadership experience and in this blog features the great John Wooden classic, The Essential Wooden.? Thank you, Amanda! – Wes Saade, M.D.’ text_color=’#ffffff’ width=’95’ line_height=’undefined’ background_color=’#aaaaaa’ border_color=’#dba400′ show_quote_icon=’no’ quote_icon_color=’#dba400′]   Have you ever gone […]

Bad Attitude, You’re Fired! (Part II)

Why do so many teams have people with bad attitudes? Because leaders allow it! They tolerate it in the name of “patience” or “being understanding.” They think that it is a normal part of a team. Big mistake! As a leader, I want you to know the following:[unordered_list style=’number’ number_type=’circle_number’ animate=’no’ font_weight=’regular’] A bad attitude […]

Become a Paleontologist of People

[blockquote text=’TPlease allow me to introduce a guest blogger to Aspire:? Andria Bicknell.? Andria has great leadership experience in ministry, business and at home.? Andria is also an accomplished and gifted writer. She has recently joined the Aspire team as a writer and researcher. I am very grateful and proud to work with her, and […]

Bad Attitude, You’re Fired! (Part I)

Having a bad attitude, or allowing a culture of bad attitudes, will kill our teams.? Period. Bad attitudes may be tolerated in your team, your church, your organization or your family.? Let us pledge to root?them out! You know the person with a bad attitude… They hardly smile, are?quick to complain, talk about others, gossip […]
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