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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Great Leadership Comes Down To One Thing
Forbes
If we agree leadership is an organization's competitive advantage, there is a salient formula to allow us to understand, and I believe predict which leaders will be successful. Think about how you approach business and leadership challenges. Do you ...


A leadership loss for Boston's schools
Boston Globe
“Andrew Bott represents the best of what BPS can do when they combine flexible policies that let key decisions get made at school level with the right leadership, so it's obviously a loss that he's leaving,” says Chris Gabrieli, chairman of the ...


Recommended Summer Reading For Creative Leaders From The First Half Of ...
Forbes
On the specific topics of creativity, leadership, and organizational and business success, 2014 has also already yielded some helpful titles. Some of these are narrowly cast, for example, Ben Horowitz' The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a ...


Apple, Earth Day, And The New Demands Of Leadership
Forbes
On Monday, Apple Apple launched a new ad outlining its environmental responsibility. In doing so, Tim Cook firmly placed his imprimatur of the future of Apple, going so far as to provide the voiceover for the ad himself just as Steve Jobs had done for ...

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Portland NAACP members question leadership of the nonprofit's president ...
The Oregonian
Portland NAACP President Audrey Terrell says she's done what's necessary to attract more members and donations to the moribund nonprofit. Yet some board members question her leadership style and say her indifference to national bylaws is hurting the ...

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Obama in Seoul: Mounting Challenges to Political Leadership
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Rumors of an impending North Korean nuclear test have more than justified President Obama's decision to add South Korea to his agenda during his trip to Asia this week. Rather than discussing security challenges, it would not be surprising if the ...

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Players' draft a leadership exercise; Green-White captains discuss ...
The Flint Journal
EAST LANSING — There's an old saying that "the wind blows the hardest at the top of the flagpole'' -- a reference to the inherent challenges that come with being in a leadership position. Michigan State middle linebacker Taiwan Jones, a senior who has ...

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Martha Johnson on resigning from the GSA | On Leadership
Washington Post
Martha Johnson on resigning from the GSA | On Leadership. April 24, 2014 — The former GSA administrator talks with Lillian Cunningham about coping with a professional crisis. (Lillian Cunningham, Gillian Brockell, Sandi Moynihan and Julio C. Negron ...

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Local author Eric Franklin outlines leadership lessons to teach kids in his ...
WJLA
The book, "Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids" offers parents a list of 47 principles to help them instill and develop leadership skills in their children. Franklin says the right time to start teaching ...


4 Cs Of Enlightened Leadership
Forbes
The other day I talked to a CEO of a successful start-up about key ingredients for success. We agreed that leadership is the most important component of building a thriving business. But we found that there is a difference between an average leader and ...

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Effective Listening Equals Effective Leadership: Learn How!

No matter what role you play in your company, becoming... Read More

Are You A Leader in the Chrysalis?

Let's get this straight at the outset?Leadership skills can be... Read More

How To Party Like Leonardo Da Vinci

After studying scores of great thinkers like Leonardo Da Vinci,... Read More

Building Teams and Teamwork

A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals... Read More

The Personality of Leadership

Have you ever wondered what type of person or personality... Read More

The Defining Moment: The Straw That Stirs The Drink Of Motivational Leadership (Part One)

Decades ago, as a rifle platoon commander in the Marines,... Read More

Leading In The Face Of Disaster

The date was Saturday, April 11, 1970, the time 13:13... Read More

Using Your Intuition

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our... 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

What Makes A Good Leader? Ask Uncle Sam

What do the major generals who are leading the war... Read More

3 Es For Leaders - Engage, Empower, Encourage!

"Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of... Read More

Sometimes Leaders Need to Get the Boot

Today I stood up to a guy right in front... 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

The Three Essential Attributes of a Leader: The Demonstrated Abilities

Leaders need to:1. Have a vision to which they are... Read More

Creating Unlimited Belief for Success!

What's holding your team back from experiencing "breakout performance"?It may... Read More

What is Leadership?

Leadership is what every organization needs and so few have... Read More

In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 2)

In Part 1, I said that leaders who can't have... Read More

Rationalize Success Away

I was invited to do a Leadership workshop at a... Read More

Who Is Randy Gage and Why Is He One of My Mentors and Heroes?

Who is Randy Gage? I first read about him in... Read More

Leadership and Change in a Holographic Universe

Have you ever noticed that since the early part of... Read More

Leaders Click It? Into Gear!

"Click It" Into Gear!Ever wonder how two people can be... Read More

It?s Not All About Cheese: The Missing Component in Employee Development (Part 1)

Spencer Johnson really hit a nerve when he wrote Who... Read More

Three Growth Guidelines from Stephen Covey

I have been looking for answers to what it takes... Read More

Charismatic Leadership

What motivates people to work and to achieve? What circumstances... Read More

The Death of Potential

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