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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Coalition bounces back in poll, despite leadership doubts
The Guardian
But as leadership discussions continued within the Coalition, Julie Bishop was being touted as the “safe” Liberal leadership candidate who would deliver minimal frontbench upheaval and greater party unity, as more conservative Liberals conclude Tony ...
Abbott faces leadership spill again, but Turnbull wants to waitThe Australian
Tony Abbott rubbishes leadership spill speculationSydney Morning Herald
Abbott dismisses leadership woes as 'recycled rubbish' as Bishop emerges as ...9news.com.au
The Conversation AU -Daily Mail -TVNZ
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The Leadership Paradox
Huffington Post
The same might be said for leadership. There are more than fifty thousand titles available and hundreds more being published almost every month. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on countless workshops and courses to train leaders.

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You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
We recently analyzed 360 feedback evaluations on more than 50,000 leaders to assess the impact of speed on their colleagues' impression of each executive's overall leadership effectiveness. For this purpose, we created a “speed index” that measured ...

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Bob Trachtenberg on leadership: Don't punish failure; it's a stepping stone to ...
Robert I. “Bob” Trachtenberg stands in the lobby of the Central New York Technology Development Organization on Electronics Parkway in Liverpool. Trachtenberg retired in January as president and CEO on the same day he turned 75 and marked 21 years ...


Transparency in leadership selections key to credibility of Port of Portland ...
The most obvious connection is leadership. Many of the Port's executives came from the governor's office. The leadership pipeline has raised a few eyebrows in the past, but it has become particularly obvious in the wake of recent difficulties. It ...

The Guardian

Scott Walker: remark on Islamists and protesters was 'about leadership'
The Guardian
“The leadership we provided under extremely difficult circumstances, arguably the most difficult of any governor in the country, maybe in recent times. To me, I apply that to say, if I were to run and if I were to win and be commander-in-chief, I ...
Scott Walker: I wasn't comparing terrorists and Wisconsin protestersRock Hill Herald

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Here Are 3 Unorthodox Techniques for Learning Leadership Skills
Leaders have a tremendous amount of influence on their organizations and that influence can be positive or negative, depending on the skills of the person at the helm. Contrary to what many believe, leaders are not born. Rather, they are made through ...


Bernie: Matheny's leadership invaluable
JUPITER, Fla. • In his first three seasons as a major-league manager, Mike Matheny won more games than any of his peers over that time, posting a total of 295 victories including postseason triumphs. He's led the Cardinals to the NL championship series ...

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National Journal

How John Boehner Is Setting Up a Crucial Week for His Leadership
National Journal
Asked Sunday if he made such a promise to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Boehner said, "The promise I made to Ms. Pelosi is the same promise I made to Republicans, that we follow regular order." And it's not just DHS funding that Boehner has on ...
Boehner defends his US House leadership amid conservative unrestReuters

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Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances
The sole leadership candidate so far elected to the Alberta Legislature, Barnes said he would find a way to address the financial problems without raising taxes. Instead, he argued, the government could find more money by being more efficient. He took ...
Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust as issues for expected electionGlobalnews.ca
Wildrose leadership candidate Osinchuk backs GSAsEdmonton Journal
Brian Jean enters Wildrose leadership raceCalgary Herald
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What Makes A Good Leader? Ask Uncle Sam

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The Happy Jar

I just delivered a free speech. I am a great... Read More

Recommended Books on Leadership and Team Building

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Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership

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Dream Bigger!

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

Teen View of Leadership From Around the World

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

The Seven Mistakes to Avoid when Organising Your Student Leadership Program

How do you measure the success of a training or... Read More

The Tao of Leadership

There can be no doubt that the ancient author of... Read More

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!

As the 'Great And Powerful Oz' once said to Dorothy,... Read More

Are You a Good Manager or a Great Leader?

Your word is your truth - Know that when you... Read More

Make The Elephant Jump -- Leading With A Kind Heart

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

Characteristics of a Good Leader

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

Take the Road Less Traveled

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took... Read More

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

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

Leadership: Seed or Fruit?

Purpose: Learn immediately if you are fostering leadership or ignoring... Read More

What Kind of Leader Are You?

There are literally millions of words written and spoken each... Read More

All You Really Want Is Feeling Good

If I asked you what your goal in life is,... Read More

The Three Faces of Leadership

This article was published in the Nov. 2003 edition of... 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

Evil, Hostile Grumpy Listeners? Think Again

I hated Kyle Sisk*. A notorious bully, Kyle punctuated my... Read More

Embracing Adversity for Achievement

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

Fighting the Gravitational Pull of Positional Leadership

A little on leadership?Many people enter the leadership world through... Read More

Dissolving Conflict Through Reframing

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

Choose To Become An Encourager

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