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:


Recommended Reading: Top 10 Creative Leadership Books Of 2014
Forbes
Each of the top 10 books of the past year offers fresh ideas, actionable insights, and imaginative solutions to a range of pressing challenges faced by creative leaders. The listed titles, including the notables that follow, celebrate thinking ...


Washington Times

Panel finds Secret Service leadership lacking
Fox News
WASHINGTON – An independent panel appointed to investigate the Secret Service after a series of security breaches around the White House released a report Thursday that said the agency tasked with protecting the president of the United States is ...
Secret Service needs outside leadership to drive culture change, review findsWashington Times
New report rips Secret Service. 'Starved for leadership'?Christian Science Monitor
Secret Service Report Urges Higher White House Fence, Stronger LeadershipBuzzFeed News
Columbus Dispatch -RT -USA TODAY
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Fast Company

5 Ways Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us
Fast Company
From their belief systems to the way they approach challenges, leadership thinking seems rooted in analysis and improvement. Kari H. Keating, Ph.D., a teaching associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who studies leadership ...


Leadership shake-up at failing middle school
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE – The administration of Southside Middle School is being overhauled after the school's failure to meet state academic standards for three consecutive years. "Mr. (Superintendent Tim) Heller doesn't want the state coming and taking over the ...


5 Leadership Lessons From the Cuba Negotiations
Inc.com
Regardless of where you stand on President Obama's recent decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba, you can learn from the way Washington planned and ultimately brokered the Cuba détente. As reported, it took President Obama and his ...


Julián Castro shares his thoughts on leadership
Washington Post (blog)
Castro talked about his leadership philosophy, improving employee morale at HUD and how he spends his time away from the office during a conversation with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership. Fox is the vice president for leadership and ...

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Review Panel: Secret Service Lacks Leadership
NPR
Experts have determined that the Secret Service needs more money, better training and a leader from outside the organization, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use ...


Times Record

Chaffee Crossing Boss Lauded For Leadership
Times Record
Chaffee Crossing Boss Lauded For Leadership. web1_News-5col-clr-IvyOwen.jpg Buy Photo. CHAD HUNTER TIMES RECORD Ivy Owen, executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, listens to his performance evaluation Thursday, Dec.

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CBS Local

Stevens: Rondo Trade 'Great Opportunity' For Young Celtics To Step Up ...
CBS Local
“I think you always have leaders, sometimes they have a captains title and sometimes they don't. We have a number of guys who do a very good job mentoring the younger guys, and Gerald [Wallace] really comes to mind. They don't have that title, but they ...

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Developing Leadership Skills by Using a Metaphor of Orchestra Rehearsals
InfoQ.com
The rehearsal process is the metaphor we use to give managers insights about leadership, feedback, etc. In these sessions they are invited to observe from within the orchestra and learn from this process. E.g they live the impact of the conductor and ...

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A Good Leader Knows The Teams Colours

Leadership can be a very challenging task. As leaders we... Read More

Effective Leaders are (#2) Technical

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Hidden Self Confidence

Peer independence is arguably the least understood aspect of self... Read More

Is Your Life Ready For Groundhog Day?

In the hit comedic movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray's character,... Read More

Why Not Lead With Emotions?

Studies have shown that companies that have acquired competencies to... Read More

3 Elements of Leadership Power!

In an article discussing the need for innovative products and... Read More

Having Fun In Leadership

"Don't measure your life by your goals, but rather by... Read More

Career Advice for Business Leaders: Empowering Others

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

Leadership Success and its Greatest Barrier: the Law of Administrivia

Years ago, a very wise, and often cynical boss of... Read More

Heres The REAL Reason Bush Won: The Dark Night Of The Leadership Soul

George Bush won the election because he was finally able... Read More

Leadership Skills Training Empowers Problem-solving and Visioning

Leadership skills training programs empower you to influence, persuade or... Read More

The Incandescence Of The Human Spirit

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

What is Leadership?

Leadership is what every organization needs and so few have... Read More

Premature Articulation

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

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

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

Teen View of Leadership From Around the World

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

Reveal the Leader Within

A Leader is not a certain type of person or... Read More

Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership

"Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and... Read More

Leadership Training Seminar - What Makes A Great Leader?

At one point or another, we have all been either... Read More

The Leadership Talk As A Living Hologram

The hologram is a three-dimensional photograph made on a flat... Read More

Being an Extraordinary Leader Through Tough and Challenging Times

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

Being Other Focused

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

Would Socrates Be A Celebrity Today?

Last week, as I was standing in the checkout line... Read More

Tough Times Demand Resilient Leaders

The stock market gyrates with unpredictable and heartburning results. Icons... Read More

F2 Leadership

People don't leave jobs; they leave bosses. -- AnonymousCongratulations. You're... Read More