Being an effective leader requires many skills. You must obviously have knowledge about, and experience in, the area of your business. You must be smart and diligent. You must have patience and be resourceful. You must be a good communicator. The one skill set that is often overlooked is efficiency. Too often, I see people and businesses that are simply inefficient. And in the business world, inefficient is ineffective.
For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Back in 2011, I started collecting all the emails that nonprofits sent me during the month of December and reviewed what was in my inbox.
At least five minutes or more of being on the defensive was averted, only because Sanders was noble enough not to do what Clinton tried to do to him over gun control. As a result, this act of counterintuitive politics will enable Sanders to overtake Clinton in national polls, most likely before the Iowa Caucus.