5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’m an avid reader and have consumed my fair share of leadership books. But even applying all the various techniques and tips described in each and every book won’t necessarily make me a great leader.I’ve learned – and Harvard Business Review contributor Todd Warner has covered this subject – that to be a great leader I must know my organization, my staff, myself and the daily routines that help me succeed.Warner offers some simple steps a leader can take to become a better leader. They include:– Self-assess. “Where do you spend your time, what do you focus on? These habits define your effectiveness as a leader,” he writes. In honestly assessing your routines and habits, you are taking an important step toward improvement as a leader.– Study high-performers. “Leadership is an applied craft,” Warner writes. He recommends not only studying high performers, but shadowing them as well and learning from their routines. continue reading »
OSBORN, Mo. – Due to overnight rains both Wednesday and Thursday night, track officials have canceled racing for June 5 at U.S. 36 Raceway. The Bud Shootout is postponed to June 19. Up next at U.S. 36 Raceway is a return to the weekly championship chase, and the racing on Friday, June 12 will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. The Bud Shootout on June 19 will feature the Sprint Series of Nebraska. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will also be in action with the Doyle Lance Remembrance Stock Car Race. Other classes will be announced at a later date. The property and track is too wet and with the recently reworked track surface officials want to continue to strive for a smooth racing surface for both drivers and fans.
Bolton Wanderers have gone into administration and will begin next season in League One with a 12-point deduction.Austin Jay Jay Okocha’s former club had been given two weeks to appoint to an administrator after last Wednesday’s High Court appearance over an unpaid £1.2m tax bill.They become the first English Football League side to go into administration since Aldershot Town in 2013. Bolton said they hope the appointment of administrators “will ensure the continued existence of the club”.The appointment comes after notices of intention to appoint administrators was filed by Fildraw Limited, a company which represents the Trust of former owner Eddie Davies, last week.Davies loaned the club £5m days before his death to help the club avoid administration in September.Administrator Paul Appleton, of David Rubin & Partners, said: “This has obviously been a long-running situation and it is vitally important that we quickly establish the position of both the football club and the holding company.“It has got to the stage where the Trust could not sit back and allow the club to go into liquidation. Decisive action had to be taken and the Trust believes the decision is in the best interests of Bolton Wanderers.“Everybody at the club as well as the supporters need a sense of clarity and that is what I will be seeking to provide as quickly as possible.”The EFL said it would “commence discussions” with the administrators “with the aim of achieving a long-term future for the club”.Bolton are due back in the High Court on 22 May over a winding-up petition originally brought by HM Revenue & Customs in February, which has been adjourned on three occasions.The club have endured a miserable season both on and off the pitch, culminating in Wanderers finishing second-bottom and being relegated to League One after two years in the Championship.Players are still owed wages for March and April, while the club could face further sanctions from the EFL after their final home match of the season against Brentford on 27 April was ultimately called off when the playing staff went on strike over going unpaid.Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini had made a bid to takeover the club from controversial owner Ken Anderson, but Wanderers said the deal was off.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram