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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New York Times

As New Leadership Takes Over in Washington, a Major Fiscal Clash Takes Shape
New York Times
And while Republicans are also speaking more about wage stagnation and income inequality, the party remains united around a traditional platform of spending constraint and deficit reduction, which leaders still say is the answer to sluggish growth and ...

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The Social Sector's Glass Ceiling: Why Women In Leadership Jobs Matter
Forbes
Reports Pew: “…the public does not see major differences between men and women on key business leadership qualities. Where they do see gaps, women have a clear advantage over men on honesty and ethics, providing fair pay and benefits, and offering ...

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Business Insider

Hedge fund and finance gods are spending their weekends doing an intense ...
Business Insider
Today's business leaders and hedge fund gods want to get even better, so many of them are now spending their weekends at a Navy SEAL training camp. You're probably envisioning a bunch of alpha Type A hedge funders being really intense in military ...
When Business Leaders Take to Navy SEAL TrainingTalent Management (blog)

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blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
We facilitate and encourage self-awareness among up-and-coming leaders (what kind of leader you are), get them to map their journeys so far (what has made you the leader you are), share knowledge and ideas (what kind of leader you should be), and help ...


Sydney Morning Herald

Turnbull and Bishop approached to take leadership as senior ministers rally ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Despairing of Abbott's ability, Liberal MPs have approached deputy Liberal leader and Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to urge them to run for the leadership. Both are refusing to challenge their leader.
Malcolm Turnbull rises to give his take on leadershipThe Australian
'Good captain': Tony Abbott defends leadership as pressure mounts9news.com.au
Crossbench vary on Liberal leadershipSBS
NEWS.com.au
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The Daily Advertiser

Plantation Elementary celebrates Leadership Day
The Daily Advertiser
Dozens of parents and community members joined Plantation Elementary students and faculty Friday morning to celebrate positive leadership. Plantation is one of the district's Leader in Me schools, where students take part in specialized lessons geared ...


New York Times

As New Leadership Takes Over in Washington, Fiscal Battles Resurface
New York Times
And while Republicans are also speaking more about wage stagnation and income inequality, the party remains united around a traditional platform of spending constraint and deficit reduction, which leaders still say is the answer to sluggish growth and ...


Forbes

Presence: Your Key to Stronger And Bolder Leadership
Forbes
Leadership development is a key reason why executives go through coaching. A second key reason is to learn to develop their sense of presence. These findings are from a new study conducted by Coach Source, a provider of executive coaching services ...


Tire Review

Cooper Tire announces executive leadership changes
The Courier
We look forward to the contributions Brad will continue to make as we bring together all of our regions under his leadership. This appointment gives Cooper an even more cohesive global approach to our business as we continue to develop, optimize and ...
Ostrander departure among Cooper leadership changesRubberNews.com

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Zanesville Times Recorder

New Concord woman receives leadership award
Zanesville Times Recorder
The award was established by the Muskingum County Community Foundation in 2005 to honor volunteer leaders between ages 18 and 55 and to encourage other young adults to lead efforts to improve Muskingum County. The award will be presented to ...

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10 Smart Ways Leaders Can Bring Out the Best in Others

You are a leader. Everyone is a leader. It doesn't... Read More

Recommended Books on Leadership and Team Building

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

Why the Squirrel Kept Winning!

I had the good fortune (or misfortune depending on your... Read More

Wisdom From The Rock

He grew up in Brooklyn, the son of an ex-con... Read More

Make The Elephant Jump -- Leading With A Kind Heart

Leadership is not about getting people to do what they... Read More

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

3 Aspects of Developing Leadership Skills

Everyone knows that great leaders are made, not born. However... Read More

Using Your Intuition

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

Choose To Become An Encourager

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

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part One)

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

What We Can Learn From J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty planned to enter the U.S. Diplomatic Service,... Read More

Partnership: Choose It or Lose It

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

Leadership Lessons from Pope John Paul II

"Heroes are rebels with a cause. Rebels because they challenge... Read More

The Ten Commandments of Leadership

A poem hangs on the wall at Mother Theresa's orphanage... Read More

Leadership, Self-Development, and the Committment to Growth

There is a common phrase that says: "You can't teach... Read More

In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 1)

The ancient Greeks had a saying: "When Aschines speaks, the... Read More

Blowing Your Own Leadership Horn

There are two streams of competitiveness running through every organization.... Read More

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part Two)

In Part One, I described the laws of motivation. In... Read More

Birth Order - Understand How It Affects Your Personality

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

Leadership Skill Training

Quality leadership is a positive asset that is needed in... Read More

The Compassion Paradox

Effective leaders are comfortable with paradox. They can call on... Read More

Your Ultimate Leadership Feedback Loop: Their Leadership

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

Being Other Focused

In the Wall Street Journal, Franklin Lavin, U.S. Ambassabor to... Read More

Leadership In The Zone!

"You do not merely want to be considered just the... Read More