5 Steps on How to Set and Achieve Your Goals

Which one is a goal? I will lose 15 pounds I want to run a marathon Quit smoking All of the above None of the above The correct answer is (5) - none of the above. The first three are wishes, not goals. However, you are... Read More

7 AAA Ways To Succeed!

[Abounding Abundant Ample Ways To Boost Your Growth!] This may come as a surprise but there are reliable,effective and powerful ways to improve your ability to learnnew things. If you will allow me to use leadership skills training asour example, you will see how poor learning forces us tosuffer through... Read More

Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive

Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive President Jimmy Carter tells in his memoirs that a trip to Gettysburg and a discussion about Abraham Lincoln helped achieve a breakthrough in the Camp David negotiations. The Israelis and the Egyptians had reached a deadlock. President Carter suggested that all the participants take... Read More

Is Your Life Ready For Groundhog Day?

In the hit comedic movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray's character, Phil Conners, is caught up in a time warp, doomed to live the same day over and over until he gets it right. Hilarious as the ensuing mayhem may be on the big screen, it is a poignant and not... Read More

Helping Others Develop Their Potential

Most of us find ourselves in a position to help others achieve more of their potential than we realize. Sure, as leaders, supervisors, and parents we can see ourselves in that position; but the fact is that all of us are uniquely qualified to help at least one other person... Read More

Unleash It!

On airplanes, in restaurants, in the newspaper and on television, I often hear people saying their businesses are not growing to their satisfaction or that they are not reaching their objectives. The explanations that follow consist of reasons like: ? It's the economy? Our customers don't get it? I don't... Read More

The Metamorphosis of the Successful Executive . . . Overcoming Professional Stagnation

You're a bright, successful business executive making good money and managing a capable staff of accomplished professionals. You are successful beyond your wildest business school dreams. You've achieved much-yet something's missing. On the surface, life is good-yet you feel tired, drained, frustrated, defeated. Intuitively, you know your life can and... Read More

Ten Steps To Effective Leadership

Many people end up in a supervisory position or SOHO ownership almost by default. In today's workplace, if someone stays on their job long enough, they will probably be promoted as others, more senior to them or higher up the chain of responsibility, leave for other opportunities.The prevalence of this... Read More

Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

All of us join professional organizations for a reason--a friend belongs, we need to for credibility, etc. Many times we let years slide by and we don't stop and review those reasons. Unless something sets off a boundary--lack of funds, the organization runs itself into a ditch, or a leadership... Read More

Rationalize Success Away

I was invited to do a Leadership workshop at a well known Fortune 100 company out in New Jersey. The all day event was geared toward their new crop of interns. At a point in my presentation I talked about the many reasons we come up with for not taking... Read More

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Forbes

The Most Powerful F Word In Leadership
Forbes
If leadership is “a process of bringing a new and generally unwelcome reality to an individual, group, organization, or society and helping them adapt to it,” as “Dutch” Leonard, a professor of public management at Harvard University defines it, then ...


Haaretz

Backs to the wall, Palestinian leadership comes out fighting
Haaretz
A veteran member of the Fatah movement reminisced this week about a fateful meeting held by the organization's leadership in Beirut at the start of Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Fatah chairman Yasser Arafat had to choose between caving in and ...
Gaza and Palestinian Leadership: The More It Changes, the More it Gets WorseHuffington Post (blog)
Leadership says 'Gaza Demands are the Demands of Entire Palestinian People'WAFA - Palestine News Agency
UN Shelter In Gaza 'Struck By Israeli Shells'Leadership Newspapers
Kuwait News Agency -Aljazeera.com -The Express Tribune
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Who Makes A Better Leader: A Man Or A Woman?
Forbes
In 2012, women held just 3.8% of Chief Executive Officer positions in Fortune 500 companies, and 90 out of 535 seats in US Congress. Much has been written about why women are so severely underrepresented in senior leadership – from poor childcare ...


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No-Excuse Leadership Lessons from a Marines Captain
Forbes
I recently attended a one-day leadership conference hosted by The Quorum Initiative, a selective group of high-level corporate women devoted to creating more opportunities for women in the workplace. At the event, amongst an impressive and smart group ...


Leadership During Times of Crisis
Algemeiner
The second defeat in the days of the Romans was the result of a complete collapse of leadership during the late Second Temple period. The Hasmonean kings, having defeated Hellenism, then succumbed to it. The priesthood became politicised and corrupt.

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Walmart Seeks Turnaround With New US Leadership
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After six straight quarters of traffic declines and five in which same-store sales declined, Bill Simon is out as the president and CEO of Walmart. In an announcement made earlier this morning, the retailer announced it has promoted Greg Foran, a 35 ...
Walmart Employees Group Cites Simon's Leadership Failures24/7 Wall St.
How Will Walmart (WMT) Stock React To This Change In Leadership?TheStreet.com

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5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting
Forbes
It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard? Granted, children need more attention and supervision than adults (most of the ...


Tech companies' diversity problems are even worse at the leadership level
Washington Post (blog)
This is true for Twitter, but also at Yahoo, where women account for 37 percent of the workforce but only 23 percent of leadership positions. Whites make up only 50 percent of Yahoo's U.S. employees, but as much as 78 percent of its U.S.-based leadership.

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Breaking down the data on women in biotech leadership
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Here's what I actually found in a quick survey of the websites of Bay Area life sciences companies that have gone public over the past two-plus years: Of 147 positions those companies considered as management or leadership posts, 43 were filled by women.


Coach asks young stars to become leaders this year
Jackson Clarion Ledger
One of those reasons, he said, is the improving leadership — which is coming from the sophomore class. “I see the maturity of the Laremy Tunsils and Laquon Treadwells and Robert Nkemdiches and Tony Conners and Evan Engrams, those guys that played ...

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Two Leadership Traps: How To Avoid Them and How To Get Out Of Them (Part 2)

Here's how to get out of, or avoid, the "I... Read More

Leadership is About Growing Others - Its Not About You!

"Before you become a leader success is all about growing... Read More

The Seven Secrets to New Age Leadership

Did you ever notice that In our American culture, we... Read More

Character Traits of Extraordinary Leaders

When people make a decision (either consciously or unconsciously) to... Read More

Recommended Books on Leadership and Team Building

The single most important thing a leader can do is... Read More

Leadership: Seed or Fruit?

Purpose: Learn immediately if you are fostering leadership or ignoring... Read More

Leadership: 9 Universal Laws

1. The Law of Authoritarian StyleAuthoritarian leaders lead by control... Read More

Why Not Lead With Emotions?

Studies have shown that companies that have acquired competencies to... Read More

Heres The REAL Reason Bush Won: The Dark Night Of The Leadership Soul

George Bush won the election because he was finally able... Read More

People Problems -- Understanding the Dueling Paradigms

You've spent the last 12 years riding your technical skills... Read More

How to Become a Great Leader & Improve Your Leadership Skills

A great leader is able to inspire his/her workers to... Read More

Leadership Challenges: The Walls In Our Lives

We have all experienced walls or challenges in our work... Read More

BIG-3 Leadership!

"Do what you do so well that they will want... Read More

Having Fun In Leadership

"Don't measure your life by your goals, but rather by... Read More

Character -- Why It Matters In Leaders

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." -Thomas Paine"The best... Read More

Fighting the Gravitational Pull of Positional Leadership

A little on leadership?Many people enter the leadership world through... Read More

Ten Qualities Of A Great Leader - Plus 1

Great Leaders are optimists first and foremost. Their tendency is... Read More

Top 25 Leadership Quotations

Ponder what it takes to be a true leader with... Read More

Choose To Become An Encourager

"...I know that the only source of happiness is within... Read More

The SAMMER Test: Leading People To Get The Right Results At the Right Time In The Right Way

As a leader, you do nothing more important than get... Read More

Leadership - L.P.B It!

"Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of... Read More

Hidden Self Confidence

Peer independence is arguably the least understood aspect of self... Read More

Tough Times Demand Resilient Leaders

The stock market gyrates with unpredictable and heartburning results. Icons... Read More

In Leadership, Dreams Are The Stuff That Great Results Are Made Of

Leadership is motivational or it's stumbling in the dark. The... Read More

Building Future Leaders

As a whole we spend a lot of time filling... Read More