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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The Detroit News

Wojo: Leadership needed in athletic department
The Detroit News
Michigan needs a new athletic director, but more than that, it needs an unquestioned leader. The program needs someone who inspires something — passion, cohesion, even fear. That's not the role or the realm of President Mark Schlissel, who handled ...

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Podcast: Christian Rudder on leadership
Washington Post (blog)
You can subscribe to our On Leadership podcast on iTunes to hear all of our weekly conversations on life, character and advice, featuring influential figures from across business, politics, science and the arts: iTunes Podcast: On Leadership from The ...


What Can Mandela's Jail Cell Teach Us About Leadership?
Huffington Post
I believe that Nelson Mandela was the greatest political leader of the 20th century -- because of his 27 years of spiritual formation in prison. Visiting Mandela's jail cell on Robben Island was the most emotional moment of my visit to South Africa ...

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The Guardian

Anas Sarwar quits as deputy leader of Scottish Labour
The Guardian
Anas Sarwar has resigned as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party. The Glasgow Central MP, currently interim leader of the party following Johann Lamont's resignation, said he will remain in that role until the new leader is announced on 13 December.
Leadership hopeful Jim Murphy's mission to save Scottish LabourExpress.co.uk
Labour leadership search under wayDaily Mail
Scottish Labour leadership: Jim Murphy vows to end Labour losing streakBBC News
The Week UK -Scottish Daily Record -The Independent
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SLC 2014: A Zero-Injury Culture Starts and Ends with Leadership
EHS Today
At EHS Today's 2014 Safety Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Spigener urged EHS leaders to rethink their notion of “culture.” Spigener, a senior vice president at the Ojai, Calif.-based consulting firm BST Solutions, asserted that companies need ...


Straw Into Gold: Candidates Trading Leadership PAC Dollars for Campaign Cash
Center for Responsive Politics
With just a few days remaining in the first quarter of 2014, Mary Landrieu did something generous: The embattled Democratic senator from Louisiana, herself in the midst of an exceedingly tough re-election race, used her leadership PAC to give $5,000 to ...


Tallahassee.com

Susan Glickman: We need leadership on clean energy
Tallahassee.com
It's no secret south Florida is “ground zero” for climate change impacts — especially sea level rise. Also clear is the enormous potential to meet that challenge by using energy smarter and investing in solar power — creating jobs in the process ...

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Executive Confidence Hurt by Lack of Leadership Development
Forbes
Deloitte just released new research which shows an astounding gap between what business executives say and what they do, and one of the biggest issues highlighted is a lack of focus on leadership development. A majority of America's top business ...


Why Leadership Matters: Managing Change
Huffington Post
When you realize your identity as a leader (and as I said in my last post, we are all leaders) you will soon develop the ability to change your circumstances. This sounds positive, but change is not easy. In fact, change, even desired change, is the ...


Charting the murky leadership structure of the Islamic State
Washington Post (blog)
First, there's the leadership. At the top there is the Caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al Badri al Samarrai), who is no doubt the best known member of the Islamic State so far. He is the overall leader of the Islamic State.

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Two Vital Abilities Any Leader Must Have

As a business owner, you are a leader whether you... Read More

Seven Personal Characteristics Of A Good Leader

How often have you heard the comment, "He or she... Read More

Dissolving Conflict Through Reframing

Reframing is looking at the situation with a new set... Read More

Building Self Confidence

As a hypnotherapist I specialise in helping people to develop... Read More

Leaders ARE; Are you?

Identity CrisisIt's not only the knowledge you carry around in... Read More

Characteristics of a Good Leader

It's interesting to hear the responses from executives when I... Read More

Listening Like a Leader

Our studies of the most effective people in corporate America... 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

Are You Playing or Practicing Leadership?

Anne was a new supervisor, and like many new supervisors... Read More

Five Surprisingly Hip Politicial Ideas From Plato

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

Are You A Leader in the Chrysalis?

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

The Personality of Leadership

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

3 Es For Leaders - Engage, Empower, Encourage!

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

Learn How to Lead People

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

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

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

Leadership Skills: Four Ways of Overcoming Perfectionism

We pay a high price for perfectionism. "What perfectionism?" we... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 4, Quiet Participants

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

Wanted: A Dictionary-Perfect Leader

Answers are often before our very eyes or in front... Read More

How To Party Like Leonardo Da Vinci

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

Stepping Into Leadership and Being The Source Of Your Success

Why is it that we often wait until we have... 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

Leadership Is Power: Test Your Ethics

"The payoff for the ethical person is a reputation for... Read More

Boy Scouts of America and Leadership Coaching

The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness talks with Dennis... Read More

You Make The Difference

What do you think makes your company successful? Your newest... Read More