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:


7 Habits Of Natural Leaders
Huffington Post
Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country ...

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Two Convenient Myths About Leadership*
Forbes
Anyone following the leadership turmoil in American iconic firms like EK, HP and JC Penney JC Penney in recent decades β€” or having observed how different divisions, departments, and teams are managed within large organizations β€” cannot help but ...


Wall Street Journal

Executive Talent Search Focuses on Adaptive Leadership
Wall Street Journal
People are looking for leaders who are inclusive and can inspire their creativity. Mr. O'Brien recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the key traits for the new generation of leaders. Edited excerpts: WSJ: What are the key executive ...


Green Economy Index 2014: Australia ranked last for leadership
Sydney Morning Herald
Australia has fallen sharply in international green economy rankings, coming last out of 60 countries for performance on political leadership and climate change, and 37th overall, new research shows. Our performance now lags behind developing nations ...
Australia trailing on 'climate performance' measuresThe Australian
Australia bombs in Global Green Economy IndexThe Fifth Estate

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Mayor's office reshuffles leadership in wake of departures
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Several Richmond officials are moving up the leadership ladder following several high-level departures from the administration of Mayor Dwight C. Jones. The mayor announced Monday that James A. Jackson, the city's public works director, will serve as ...


Forbes

Sir Bob Geldof Thinks Global Leadership Is Lacking, But What Makes A Great ...
Forbes
As part of his keynote speech at the National Association of Pension Funds' annual conference, the Irish political activist and singer said: β€œThe dearth of leadership has led us to this absolute complexity and confusion of who we are. There is no ...


Teach them to fish: 5 leadership lessons for mentoring employees
The Next Web
David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog. To succeed as an entrepreneur you must constantly overcome countless factors that are beyond your control; market changes, employee attrition and tech/product issues.


Longtime GM executive joins Wolverine Worldwide's leadership team
MLive.com
Krueger said Howell's extensive background in leading the human resource function for a global organization, and her proven strength in both organizational and leadership development matches up well with Wolverine's continued plans for global growth ...


Hoops Habit

LeBron James' Rise in Leadership is Evident to Teammates
Hoops Habit
He was able to communicate well on the court to make sure his team was doing everything right, and he also led by example off the court. Miami still has a very talented team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in town, but they will miss LeBron's ...
LeBron James sets tone for Cavaliers, and Cleveland, with leadershipYahoo Sports
For LeBron James, leadership is everything nowBucyrus Telegraph Forum
LeBron's Major Rise In Leadership Evident To TeammatesRealGM.com
Sydney Morning Herald
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Stars and Stripes

Audit: Leadership problems threaten new POW/MIA accounting command
Stars and Stripes
WASHINGTON β€” Poor leadership and a hostile work environment could continue to hinder efforts to recover the remains of missing troops despite a complete overhaul planned by the Department of Defense, according to an audit released Friday. The DOD ...

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Career Advice for Business Leaders: Empowering Others

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

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

Lead People...Manage Things

Master The Five Key Facets of High Performance LeadershipMany people... Read More

Stepping Into Leadership and Being The Source Of Your Success

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

Characteristics of a Good Leader

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

Unleash It!

On airplanes, in restaurants, in the newspaper and on television,... Read More

The Sink Or Swim Approach To Leadership

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Dream Bigger!

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

Mentors and Coaches: How to Be A Great Mentor

Though out your career you may be asked to become... Read More

Leadership Skills and Ability

What is true Leadership.Is leadership something we are born with... 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

Miraculous Leadership

It was a time of turmoil. In November 1979, supporters... Read More

Leadership Development and Jumping Out of Airships

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

A Blueprint for Leadership - How to Be a Better Leader

If you were to build a house, you would begin... 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

Weakness, Struggle, Fear, Knowledge, Growth, Courage, Leader

Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most remarkable men in... Read More

3 Aspects of Developing Leadership Skills

Everyone knows that great leaders are made, not born. However... Read More

The Death of Potential

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Fighting the Gravitational Pull of Positional Leadership

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

The Ten Commandments of Leadership

A poem hangs on the wall at Mother Theresa's orphanage... Read More

Embracing Adversity for Achievement

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

Leadership Training and Character

The vast majority of leadership training available to managers focuses... Read More

On Being A Born Leader

"Leaders are born, not made." Right? Let me ask you... Read More

Leadership and Power - Being the Boss Doesnt Guarantee Either of Them

Some people mistakenly associate supervisory positions, or seats of power,... Read More