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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Forbes

Leadership Lessons From Manchester United's Hiring And Firing Of David Moyes
Forbes
Allowing both to leave at the same time is dangerous, particularly when their combined leadership has been so successful. Where was the succession planning that didn't let that happen? And what happened to the board's oversight of the career decisions ...
Mixed Reactions Trail Moyes' SackLeadership Newspapers
David Moyes out at Manchester UnitedBusinessandleadership.com

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The Leadership Emotions
New York Times
Throughout American history, most presidents had small personal staffs. They steered through political waters as amateurs, relying on experience, instinct and conversations with friends. Then candidates and presidents hired professionals to help them ...

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4 Cs Of Enlightened Leadership
Forbes
The other day I talked to a CEO of a successful start-up about key ingredients for success. We agreed that leadership is the most important component of building a thriving business. But we found that there is a difference between an average leader and ...


Do Men Really Want Women On The Leadership Track?
Forbes
Today, although women make up more than 50% of college grads and firm talent pools, they represent less than 10% of C-level leadership teams and boards of directors. Organizationally, those that “take control” are almost always men; talented women face ...

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Nominations for ABI's Leadership class close May 1
DesMoinesRegister.com
The period to nominate candidates for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation's leadership class will close May 1. The Leadership Iowa class is open to business professionals across Iowa. Class participants will learn about government, ...


Eric Weddle's Leadership on Full Display
Chargers.com
When he returned Tuesday for the first day of the offseason program, Weddle's leadership was on display immediately. The Pro Bowl safety's words were loud and clear and his message resonated with his teammates. “We obviously have to get better,” he ...


Leadership Tri-Cities group seeks new applicants
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
The Leadership Tri-Cities group has reached its second decade of educating and developing future community leaders. The program is now seeking applicants for Leadership Tri-Cities Class XX. Each year, about 25 up and coming leaders are chosen for the ...

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Unexpected influx in per-pupil funding pushes Crescent Leadership into the black
The lens
Crescent Leadership Academy ended last month with a budget surplus in excess of $253,000, according to a financial report at the April board meeting. Chief financial officer C.J. Bower said the surplus was “phenomenal,” allowing money to be held in ...


Leadership Lincoln seeks applicants for programs
Lincoln Journal Star
Leadership Lincoln, a nonprofit community leadership development organization, is accepting applications and nominations for its 2014-15 Fellows and Youth Leadership Lincoln classes. For application forms, call 402-441-4661 or visit leadershiplincoln.org.


Kansas City Star

Changing the face of civic leadership in Kansas City
Kansas City Star
James is trying to change the face of leadership via a Women's Empowerment Initiative. Research by University of Kansas professor Barbara Kerr details the problems: Women are underrepresented on city-appointed boards and commissions largely because ...

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Quality Leadership

The Lakota tribe of Native Americans has no word in... Read More

7 AAA Ways To Succeed!

[Abounding Abundant Ample Ways To Boost Your Growth!] This may... Read More

The Leader Within

Each and every one of you has hidden deep inside... Read More

Leadership: Wisdom of the Ages

If you gather 100 experienced leaders together to share with... Read More

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

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

A Leader?s Ultimate Goal ? Connect to Engage!

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

Using Your Intuition

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our... Read More

How To Get To Know A Disabled Person

When you first meet someone who is blind, deaf, or... Read More

Leadership Training and Character

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

Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

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

Make The Elephant Jump -- Leading With A Kind Heart

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

The Three Essential Attributes of a Leader: The Demonstrated Abilities

Leaders need to:1. Have a vision to which they are... Read More

Are You A Leader in the Chrysalis?

Let's get this straight at the outset?Leadership skills can be... Read More

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part Two)

In Part One, I described the laws of motivation. In... Read More

Would Socrates Be A Celebrity Today?

Last week, as I was standing in the checkout line... Read More

Two Leadership Traps: How To Get Out Of Them and How To Avoid Them (Part 1)

You've heard of the Peter Principle: "People are promoted to... Read More

Reinventing Failure: Designing Success

I am fascinated by problems. I like to think of... Read More

The Three Factors of Leadership Motivation

Leaders do nothing more important than get results. But you... Read More

The Code of the Conference Leader

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

The Happy Jar

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

The Challenge to Lead

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

Birth Order - Understand How It Affects Your Personality

"Know thyself" is a powerful principle that leaders, managers and... Read More

The Defining Moment: The Straw That Stirs The Drink Of Motivational Leadership (Part One)

Decades ago, as a rifle platoon commander in the Marines,... Read More

Are You Playing or Practicing Leadership?

Anne was a new supervisor, and like many new supervisors... Read More

Lead People...Manage Things

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