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

In The News:


7 Habits Of Natural Leaders
Huffington Post
Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country ...

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Two Convenient Myths About Leadership*
Forbes
Anyone following the leadership turmoil in American iconic firms like EK, HP and JC Penney JC Penney in recent decades — or having observed how different divisions, departments, and teams are managed within large organizations — cannot help but ...


Wall Street Journal

Executive Talent Search Focuses on Adaptive Leadership
Wall Street Journal
People are looking for leaders who are inclusive and can inspire their creativity. Mr. O'Brien recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the key traits for the new generation of leaders. Edited excerpts: WSJ: What are the key executive ...


Mayor's office reshuffles leadership in wake of departures
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Several Richmond officials are moving up the leadership ladder following several high-level departures from the administration of Mayor Dwight C. Jones. The mayor announced Monday that James A. Jackson, the city's public works director, will serve as ...


INSEAD Knowledge

A Conversation on Blue Ocean Leadership
INSEAD Knowledge
On the other hand, if we think about leadership as a service that people in an organisation “buy” or “don't buy”, the focus of study is moved to the demand side and on what acts and activities leaders need to undertake in order to boost their teams ...


Martinsville Bulletin

Students put leadership skills to use
Martinsville Bulletin
Students in Kathryn Ingram's leadership course are: (front row, from left) Victoria Barnhart, Monica Portugal, Destiny Nemes, Alexandra Lantier and Logan Quinn; (second row) Laney Roberts, Addison Merricks, Kaylee Scott and Brianna Sigmon; (third row) ...

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Forbes

Sir Bob Geldof Thinks Global Leadership Is Lacking, But What Makes A Great ...
Forbes
As part of his keynote speech at the National Association of Pension Funds' annual conference, the Irish political activist and singer said: “The dearth of leadership has led us to this absolute complexity and confusion of who we are. There is no ...


Green Economy Index 2014: Australia ranked last for leadership
Sydney Morning Herald
Australia has fallen sharply in international green economy rankings, coming last out of 60 countries for performance on political leadership and climate change, and 37th overall, new research shows. Our performance now lags behind developing nations ...
Australia trailing on 'climate performance' measuresThe Australian
Australia bombs in Global Green Economy IndexThe Fifth Estate

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Thwaites commends principals for outstanding leadership
Jamaica Observer
Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites has commended principals and vice-principals of educational institutions for the "outstanding leadership" displayed in getting the new school term off to a good start. "This has been one of the smoothest starts ...

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Northwestern faculty leaders chosen as academic leadership fellows
Daily Northwestern
Five Northwestern professors holding leadership positions have been selected as fellows for the yearlong Academic Leadership Program, a faculty development program that addresses challenges for administrators in major research universities, the ...

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Leadership Challenges: The Walls In Our Lives

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

Partnership: Choose It or Lose It

Charlotte decides to do good. Charlotte is a highly motivated... Read More

Precious Moments

There is too much learning out there that we earn... Read More

Getting Things Done, Without the Sweat!

How do you get your people on your side? And... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 2, Multiple Conversations

Side conversations ruin meetings by destroying focus and fragmenting participation.Approach... Read More

Miraculous Leadership

It was a time of turmoil. In November 1979, supporters... Read More

Leadership For Deep Results: Without Them Are You Wasting Your Leadership And Your Life? (Part Two)

How does one go about getting deep results? There are... Read More

The Seven Mistakes to Avoid when Organising Your Student Leadership Program

How do you measure the success of a training or... Read More

Sometimes Leaders Need to Get the Boot

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

Birth Order - Understand How It Affects Your Personality

"Know thyself" is a powerful principle that leaders, managers and... Read More

The Death of Potential

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Choose To Become An Encourager

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

None of Us Arrived with an Owners Manual: A Fresh Perspective on the Drive to Lead (part 2)

Why didn't I get an Owner's ManualAfter a little while... Read More

The Best Ways To Multiply The Extraordinary Leadership in Your Organization

Extraordinary Leaders are those who understand that in order for... Read More

The Six Essential Leadership Attributes

Leadership is the foundation for all organizations, whether corporate, nonprofit... 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

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part One)

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

Leadership and Power - Being the Boss Doesnt Guarantee Either of Them

Some people mistakenly associate supervisory positions, or seats of power,... Read More

Leadership For Deep Results: Without Them Are You Wasting Your Leadership And Your Life? (Part One)

I've challenged all leaders I have worked with during the... Read More

Mentors and Coaches: How to Be A Great Mentor

Though out your career you may be asked to become... Read More

Unleash It!

On airplanes, in restaurants, in the newspaper and on television,... Read More

The Incandescence Of The Human Spirit

There lives within every individual a power, an energy, an... Read More

7 AAA Ways To Succeed!

[Abounding Abundant Ample Ways To Boost Your Growth!] This may... Read More

Strengthening Leadership Development with Employees

Within every business lies a network of people who are... Read More

Leadership: Wisdom of the Ages

If you gather 100 experienced leaders together to share with... Read More