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:


Fox News

Obama on Labor Day touts economic gains under his leadership, is mum on ...
Fox News
President Obama used Labor Day to tout the country's economic gains under his leadership and make an election-year case that higher wages and other progress for workers can only be achieved through a Democrat-controlled Congress. “American workers ...

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All leadership should be servant leadership
Green Bay Press Gazette
One of the first answers to that is by listening, which I've since learned is a fundamental of the 10 principles of servant leadership. Listening sounds so fundamental, but traditionally, leaders are applauded and — perhaps even more telling ...


Forbes

Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees ...
Forbes
If you want to know if a fish is bad, look at its head, they say. No role in life is more dependent on success and failure than that of a leader. Some see the pressure that comes with managing others as a burden, others see it as a thrill. The reality ...


Leadership Albany welcomes new class | VIDEO
The Albany Herald
Current Leadership Albany Board Chairman Joshua Pitts thinks this year's 30th Anniversary class of the venerable leadership development program will continue Leadership Albany's proud tradition of building future leaders. (Staff photo: Brad McEwen).


Breitbart News

Donald Trump: Americans 'Embarrassed' by President Obama's Lack of ...
Breitbart News
Real estate magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump told Breitbart News that Americans feel “embarrassed” by the lack of leadership from President Barack Obama with the assortment of global and domestic crises dominating the news right now. “They are ...


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Pair of UMass seniors set to increase leadership after Koch's passing
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
When Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch passed away this July after a long battle with cancer, the Minutemen lost their head coach of 23 years, who guided them to 222 wins, four Atlantic 10 regular season titles, and three NCAA tournament ...

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Twenty Invaluable Tweets on Leadership
Forbes
This week I had the opportunity to attend my first Intuit Leadership Conference, a gathering of the top leaders across the 8000+ person public company that provides TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint and now Docstoc (the company I co-founded in 2007).


Female Leadership in the Media
Rocky Mountain Collegian
There's a revolution happening. It's changing the world and how we see female leaders. Women like Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton, and so many others are challenging how society views women as leaders. Instead of being seen as bossy, nagging, ...


No leadership in White House or Congress
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Our country has no leadership, not in the White House, nor in America's Bunny Ranch-on-the-Potomac (aka Congress). We do have a mob of self-serving career politicians, the majority being corporate puppets, who don't really have the courage to stand for ...


GOP base eats up appeal to strong leadership, hawkish foreign policy
Washington Post (blog)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, plainly enjoying himself, galvanized the tea party crowd at the Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas on Friday. He reminded political watchers that while he is not as smooth and erudite as some politicians, he can energize a ...

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Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

All of us join professional organizations for a reason--a friend... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 1, General Strategies for Unproductive Behavior

It happens easily. You're conducting a meeting and suddenly a... Read More

Coaching a Leader

One of my favorite memories growing up as a child... Read More

The Essence of Leadership

What is more important, leadership or teamwork? Leadership or consensus... Read More

The Code of the Conference Leader

Are your meetings generally a waste of time? Do you... Read More

Leadership ? Push vs. Pull?

At your next staff meeting consider leading your team through... Read More

E=MC - Is It In Me?

How many times have you seen the E = MC2... Read More

What Kind of Leader Are You?

You are a leader if someone is following you. This... Read More

The Best Ways To Multiply The Extraordinary Leadership in Your Organization

Extraordinary Leaders are those who understand that in order for... Read More

Leadership Development and Jumping Out of Airships

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

What is Leadership?

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

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 2, Multiple Conversations

Side conversations ruin meetings by destroying focus and fragmenting participation.Approach... Read More

Leadership Lessons from Pope John Paul II

"Heroes are rebels with a cause. Rebels because they challenge... Read More

Building Future Leaders

As a whole we spend a lot of time filling... Read More

The Synergy Effect

Have you ever considered that everything you want in life... Read More

3 Ds For Leadership Action... Dedicate, Direct, Dialogue!

"...And winged hope, with heart of fire, To gain the... Read More

Are You a Good Manager or a Great Leader?

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

Precious Moments

There is too much learning out there that we earn... Read More

Shades of Grey: Government, Religion, & People

Some think that everything is black and white. I'm beginning... Read More

Pure Discipline

General George S. Patton was born on November 11, 1885... Read More

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

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

Awaken the Leader in You: 10 Easy Steps To Develop Your Leadership Skills

"The miracle power that elevates the few is to be... Read More

A Leader?s Ultimate Goal ? Connect to Engage!

Connect and Engage! Your People Are Your Power.It's been said... Read More

5 Leadership Power Principles!

95% of Workers Fail Because of This...But They Can Fix... Read More

The Power of the Leader Within - The Keys to Martial Arts Life Mastery, Key#1

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"Remember... Read More