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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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader
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That's why we're such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we have trouble sticking to the “easy steps” because while we all want ...

Los Angeles Times

Racist chant taught on fraternity leadership cruise, University of Oklahoma says
Los Angeles Times
An investigation by the University of Oklahoma has found that the racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members was learned during a leadership cruise sponsored by the group's national headquarters four years ago and later taught to chapter ...
OU: Frat members learned racist chant at national SAE leadership eventWashington Post
SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event ...Huffington Post
University of Oklahoma frat brothers taught racist chant at leadership eventChristian Science Monitor
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Former federal MP Brian Jean elected as leader of the Wildrose opposition party
WATCH ABOVE: Newly-elected Wildrose leader joins Provincial Affairs reporter Tom Vernon live to discuss his win. CALGARY — A former member of Stephen Harper's Conservative caucus is the new leader of Alberta's Official Opposition. Brian Jean, a ...
Brian Jean Wins Wildrose Party Leadership RaceHuffington Post Canada
Brian Jean elected new leader of Wildrose PartyCBC.ca
Brian Jean wins Wildrose leadership voteCalgary Herald
Calgary Sun -National Post -Medicine Hat News
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The Hill

Reid exit sparks leadership shake-up
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement has sparked a fast-moving shake-up of his party's leadership team for the next Congress. Reid, ever the tactician, moved quickly Friday to position New York Sen. Charles Schumer, one of his ...
Progressives push for Warren as next Senate Democratic leaderThe Hill
How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next LeaderNPR (blog)
With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fightLos Angeles Times
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Cruz claims GOP leadership blocked his fundraising after shutdown
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GREENLAND, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Saturday that the House Republican leadership had made it next to impossible for him to get money from Super PACs after he filibustered the Affordable Care Act in 2013 — an action that helped trigger a ...
Cruz: GOP leaders pressured PACs to cut off his funds after Obamacare fightDallas Morning News (blog)

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Status Quo Leadership Is The Biggest Impediment To Innovation
This assessment process measures innovative attributes of an organization across six domains: Culture; Leadership; Role Models; Frameworks, Infrastructure and Policies; Resources; and Activities and Engagements. We believe that our approach provides ...


Lee Kuan Yew: Lessons for leaders from Asia's 'Grand Master'
Graham Allison is director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and co-author of the book Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World. The opinions expressed are solely ...

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Without strong leadership, success difficult for small business
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"Positive core values are integral to being a leader because the leader is the person who must see the possibilities and opportunities in problems and difficult situations. There are opportunities to not only resolve the current situation, but to make ...

Calgary Herald

LIVE: Danielle Smith loses PC nomination to Carrie Fischer; Brian Jean named ...
Calgary Herald
Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has lost the PC MLA nomination in her Highwood Riding. Okotoks councillor Carrie Fischer will now be on the ballot for the PCs in the next provincial election. Elsewhere, former Conservative MP Brian Jean is the ...
Former Alberta opposition leader handed defeat after defecting to governmentToronto Star

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Christie Tells Michigan Republicans Obama Failing at Leadership
(Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continued his attacks on President Barack Obama, telling Michigan Republicans that Obama lacks leadership and common sense on foreign policy, the minimum wage and government entitlements. Christie ...
Christie criticizes Obama's leadershipWashington Examiner

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The Seven Mistakes to Avoid when Organising Your Student Leadership Program

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

Leadership, Self-Development, and the Committment to Growth

There is a common phrase that says: "You can't teach... Read More

3 Elements of Leadership Power!

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

Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

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

Why You Should Ignore This Advice

Doesn't make too much sense does it? Am I really... Read More

The Flexible Leadership Workshop

The Leadership ChallengeLeaders in today's society are faced with an... Read More

UNCLOS III Process model

The United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea was... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 7, Personal Attacks

Personal attacks hurt people, mar communication, and end creativity. If... Read More

Leadership Skills and Ability

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

Boy Scouts of America and Leadership Coaching

The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness talks with Dennis... Read More

Visions of Leadership

Right about now, you've made the discovery that... Read More

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part One)

Leadership is motivational or it's stumbling in the dark. After... 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

People Problems -- Understanding the Dueling Paradigms

You've spent the last 12 years riding your technical skills... Read More

Get What You Want - Negotiating Skills for the Timid!

OK, I know this title sounds self-serving and hard nosed,... Read More

To Be An Effective Leader, Do A Check-up From The Neck Up

Before we can effectively lead anyone, we must take an... Read More

Unleash It!

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

Mentors and Coaches: How to Be A Great Mentor

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

The Challenge to Lead

The topic of leadership has been and continues to be... Read More

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

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

Rationalize Success Away

I was invited to do a Leadership workshop at a... Read More

The Qualities of Skillful Leadership

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality... Read More

The Greatest Leaders Are Often The Worst Leaders

It's a common occurrence, a CEO leads a company to... Read More

Recommended Books on Leadership and Team Building

The single most important thing a leader can do is... Read More

Leadership: Seed or Fruit?

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