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 ...


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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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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District attorney candidates tangle over leadership skills and experience
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
While Dan Dow and Tim Covello, the two candidates for San Luis Obispo district attorney, noted some clear differences in priorities on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, their third debate focused mostly on leadership abilities and experience. JOE JOHNSTON ...
Candidates target leadership in district attorney race debateCal Coast News

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Iowa Women's Leadership Conference to feature Hoda Kotb
Iowa City Press Citizen
Hoda Kotb, author and co-anchor of the fourth hour of the “Today” show and “Good Morning America” contributor Claire Shipman will be among the featured speakers at Iowa Women's Leadership Conference's sold-out Success: Assured Women's Leadership ...


Provincial Leadership Races In 2014 Carry Stench Of Defeat, Desperation
Huffington Post Canada
The leadership race in Ontario was the lone exception. Kathleen Wynne is still saddled with the baggage of Dalton McGuinty's time in office but the final verdict on whether she represents renewal or not will be given when Ontarians next head to the ...

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The Leadership Emotions
New York Times
Throughout American history, most presidents had small personal staffs. They steered through political waters as amateurs, relying on experience, instinct and conversations with friends. Then candidates and presidents hired professionals to help them ...

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3 Ds For Leadership Action... Dedicate, Direct, Dialogue!

"...And winged hope, with heart of fire, To gain the... Read More

Lessons In Leadership: What Not To Do... From A Canoe!

When it comes to fishing, my husband takes the lead.... Read More

Are You A Leader in the Chrysalis?

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

Reinventing Failure: Designing Success

I am fascinated by problems. I like to think of... Read More

Leadership Lessons from Pope John Paul II

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

Leadership Development and Jumping Out of Airships

A German silent film melodrama depicts an airship bombing London... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 4, Quiet Participants

There are many reasons why someone would decline to participate... Read More

Mr. Shoaffs Simple Strategies to Success

(Excerpted from the Jim Rohn Sampler single CD)My first mentor,... Read More

Dont Be a Complainer

Complaining. There's room for legitimate complaining, but if you let... Read More

Visions of Leadership

Right about now, you've made the discovery that... Read More

It Begins Like This

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

Introduction to the The Enneagram as a Leadership Tool

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

The Compassion Paradox

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

Dream Bigger!

A number of years ago we created a graphic logo... 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

7 Awesome Leadership Power Generators!

7 Awe-Inspiring Leadership Power-Generating Strategies!Here's a really simple way you... Read More

The Code of the Conference Leader

Are your meetings generally a waste of time? Do you... Read More

Leadership is About Growing Others - Its Not About You!

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

Transformational Leadership

"What is leadership?" When this question is asked most of... Read More

Leadership Skill Training

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

Why the Squirrel Kept Winning!

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

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

President Ike Eisenhower once demonstrated the difference between leadership and... Read More

C4 Leadership: Taking Your Leadership (and your Life) from Good...To Explosive!

Chances are if you're interested in this post, you're looking... Read More

Sometimes Leaders Need to Get the Boot

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

The Greatest Leaders Are Often The Worst Leaders

It's a common occurrence, a CEO leads a company to... Read More