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:


New York Times

Chaos in Ferguson Is Fueled by Tangle of Leadership
New York Times
The tangle of leadership, in both the white establishment and the black community, has not only contributed to the chaos — it has also raised questions about how effective both sides can be in bringing an end to the standoff and some lasting change on ...

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Forbes

Innovation, Leadership And T. E. Lawrence
Forbes
I hate being in front, and I hate being in back and I don't like responsibility, and I don't obey orders. T. E. Lawrence, in a letter to V. W. Richards, 1918. At the risk of waxing a bit metaphysical, consider the leadership of T. E. Lawrence: scholar ...


Capt. Ron Johnson's leadership challenge in Ferguson
Washington Post (blog)
When Gov. Jay Nixon named Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson to assume control over security in Ferguson last Thursday, there finally appeared to be a leader people could get behind. In the hours after he was named to lead security, hugs ...

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Fast Company

Is Effective Leadership Simply A Matter Of Combining The Gender Stereotypes?
Fast Company
In the business world, this has had unfortunate consequences for male and female leaders. Male leaders were typecast as dominant competitors who played politics inside hierarchies and were great at leading with power, while female leaders were expected ...


How to show leadership, even if you aren't the leader
Washington Post (blog)
Henry Evans is the co-author of "Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter," which explores ways that you can demonstrate leadership regardless of your job title. Evans spoke about his leadership theories with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership ...


Florida's Fowler tackles leadership role
Florida Today
"I view myself as one of the team leaders, one of them guys that give great advice to the young guys or anybody," Fowler said. "Anything going on, I want to be that type of guy, just solid at everything. I'm still learning how to become a leader, still ...


10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician
Huffington Post
Innovation makes for a great leadership opportunity. Rarely did CLB 6 have the equipment, from towbars to spare parts, to complete their assigned mission, but people would die if they couldn't complete their task, be it recovering an IED damaged ...

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Obama's 'Post Foley' Golf Game Less About The Optics Of Leadership And More ...
Forbes
Whatever communications that may be necessary, or information required in order to make decisions, are instantly available to the leader of the free world no matter where the president finds himself—including on the golf course. So, while the ...

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Norwich awards $64000 in tuition waivers to Leadership Summit participant ...
vtdigger.org
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has awarded $64,000 in tuition waivers to this year's Leadership Summit participant organizations. Seven organizations received tuition waivers of $4,000 apiece ...

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Factions overrode cabinet on Rudd
The Australian
THE priority sentiment of the Rudd cabinet in 2010 was for Kevin Rudd to stay as prime minister and for the Labor Party to avoid any challenge from Julia Gillard — with the leadership transition made possible only because a weak cabinet was hijacked ...

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Being an Extraordinary Leader Through Tough and Challenging Times

Tough and challenging times will surely come. That is a... Read More

Embracing Adversity for Achievement

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll... Read More

Introduction to the The Enneagram as a Leadership Tool

The Enneagram is a fascinating tool of nine orientations that... Read More

Career Advice for Business Leaders: Empowering Others

Many potential leaders in business sabotage themselves and their organizations... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 3, Drifting From the Topic

Although new ideas lead to creative solutions, they can be... Read More

3 Dynamic Techniques To Boost Your Executive Leadership!

Here's a really simple way to measure the strength of... Read More

Beyond Authority: Debunking the Top 3 Leadership Myths

Have you noticed that across the business world people are... Read More

Premature Articulation

Ask anyone about what makes a good leader and they... Read More

People Problems -- Understanding the Dueling Paradigms

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

Teen View of Leadership From Around the World

It has been stated that the world of tomorrow will... Read More

Leadership for the Successful Entrepreneur!

Why talk about leadership?"Leadership is important whether you a leader... Read More

Partnership: Choose It or Lose It

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

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 7, Personal Attacks

Personal attacks hurt people, mar communication, and end creativity. If... Read More

It Begins Like This

Jonathan was drunk multiple times before ever completing elementary school;... Read More

Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

All of us join professional organizations for a reason--a friend... Read More

Five Surprisingly Hip Politicial Ideas From Plato

Don't you love politics?Me, neither. But I do like thinking... Read More

Leadership Training: The Bit They Didn?t Tell You About Changing!

A willingness to change first is one of the major... Read More

Effective Listening Equals Effective Leadership: Learn How!

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

Your Ultimate Leadership Feedback Loop: Their Leadership

Life on our planet flourishes through feedback. If life forms... Read More

Using Your Intuition

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

Why You Should Ignore This Advice

Doesn't make too much sense does it? Am I really... Read More

Get Angry And Then Get Results

Leadership is not about winning a popularity contest, it's about... Read More

Lead People...Manage Things

Master The Five Key Facets of High Performance LeadershipMany people... Read More

Leadership Activity: How Leadership Agenda, Strategy, and Behaviors Shape Your Success!

"Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether... Read More

Learn How to Lead People

"Who rules or guides or inspires others"Having excellent guide skills... Read More