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:

The Guardian

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
Daily Mail -Sky News Australia -NEWS.com.au
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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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blogs.hbr.org (blog)

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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The Australian

Abbott leadership crisis: 'dissident Liberals will never be satisfied'
The Australian
But, speaking to reporters at a Clean Up Australia Day event on NSW's south coast, the prime minister played down reports he could face another leadership spill this week. “This is Clean Up Australia Day, and I'm just not going to do anything but ...

National Journal

How John Boehner Is Setting Up a Crucial Week for His Leadership
National Journal
March 1, 2015 Somebody is going to get burned by House Speaker John Boehner this week. And he does not have very much time to determine who it will be. After cutting a last minute deal Friday night to fund the Department of Homeland Security for one ...
House GOP Leadership Embarrassed as Bill to Keep DHS Open FailsU.S. News & World Report
In rebuke to GOP leadership, House fails to pass stopgap DHS fundingChristian Science Monitor
Partisan wrangle over DHS funding bill shows US leadership deficitDaily Times
Roll Call (blog) -C-SPAN -KTLA
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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 ...


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 ...


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 Name Key Election IssuesHuffington Post Canada
Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust as issues for expected electionGlobalnews.ca
Wildrose leadership candidate Osinchuk backs GSAsEdmonton Journal
Calgary Herald -Calgary Sun -Marketwired (press release)
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Questions about leadership have united the Reds
Everyone from Jay Bruce to Homer Bailey to Skip Schumaker to Marlon Byrd fired on Latos. Joey Votto pulled the beat writers aside and gave an impassioned endorsement of the Reds leadership. Votto went out of his way to say it wasn't related to what ...
Byrd Brings Leadership to RedsWSAZ-TV

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Bernie: Matheny's leadership invaluable
“A lot of it is specializing in leadership development,” he said. “And to help with the coaches. Then it turned into materials being sent to whoever wanted it presented to them. Just to give it an opportunity to serve the rest of the organization. And ...

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Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 4, Quiet Participants

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How to Become a Great Leader & Improve Your Leadership Skills

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E=MC - Is It In Me?

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Leadership: 9 Universal Laws

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Rationalize Success Away

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Stepping Into Leadership and Being The Source Of Your Success

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Character -- Why It Matters In Leaders

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Leadership Skills and Ability

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The Death of Potential

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Leadership: Wisdom of the Ages

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What is Leadership?

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Listening Like a Leader

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5 Steps on How to Set and Achieve Your Goals

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