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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Recommended Reading: Top 10 Creative Leadership Books Of 2014
Forbes
Each of the top 10 books of the past year offers fresh ideas, actionable insights, and imaginative solutions to a range of pressing challenges faced by creative leaders. The listed titles, including the notables that follow, celebrate thinking ...


Washington Times

Panel finds Secret Service leadership lacking
Fox News
WASHINGTON – An independent panel appointed to investigate the Secret Service after a series of security breaches around the White House released a report Thursday that said the agency tasked with protecting the president of the United States is ...
Secret Service needs outside leadership to drive culture change, review findsWashington Times
New report rips Secret Service. 'Starved for leadership'?Christian Science Monitor
Secret Service Report Urges Higher White House Fence, Stronger LeadershipBuzzFeed News
RT -Columbus Dispatch -USA TODAY
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Leadership shake-up at failing middle school
Muncie Star Press
That includes the assistance of a state "turnaround specialist," implementation of the state's eight "turnaround principles" like school leadership, use of data and family engagement; implementation of AdvancED's digital-age school improvement plan ...


5 Leadership Lessons From the Cuba Negotiations
Inc.com
Regardless of where you stand on President Obama's recent decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba, you can learn from the way Washington planned and ultimately brokered the Cuba détente. As reported, it took President Obama and his ...


CBS Local

Stevens: Rondo Trade 'Great Opportunity' For Young Celtics To Step Up ...
CBS Local
“I think you always have leaders, sometimes they have a captains title and sometimes they don't. We have a number of guys who do a very good job mentoring the younger guys, and Gerald [Wallace] really comes to mind. They don't have that title, but they ...

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Fast Company

5 Ways Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us
Fast Company
From their belief systems to the way they approach challenges, leadership thinking seems rooted in analysis and improvement. Kari H. Keating, Ph.D., a teaching associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who studies leadership ...


Portis elevating into leadership role for Arkansas
USA TODAY
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Bobby Portis looked around following a first-half dunk against Dayton, letting out an excited scream heard throughout Bud Walton Arena. If ever there was a moment that showed how far Portis has come, this was it.

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Julián Castro shares his thoughts on leadership
Washington Post (blog)
Castro talked about his leadership philosophy, improving employee morale at HUD and how he spends his time away from the office during a conversation with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership. Fox is the vice president for leadership and ...

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Review Panel: Secret Service Lacks Leadership
NPR
Experts have determined that the Secret Service needs more money, better training and a leader from outside the organization, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use ...


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Chaffee Crossing Boss Lauded For Leadership
Times Record
Chaffee Crossing Boss Lauded For Leadership. web1_News-5col-clr-IvyOwen.jpg Buy Photo. CHAD HUNTER TIMES RECORD Ivy Owen, executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, listens to his performance evaluation Thursday, Dec.

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Top Skills Of Extraordinary Leaders

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

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The Essence of Leadership

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Sometimes Leaders Need to Get the Boot

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Leadership Skills and Ability

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Ten Steps To Effective Leadership

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Career Advice for Business Leaders: Empowering Others

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Introduction to the The Enneagram as a Leadership Tool

The Enneagram is a fascinating tool of nine orientations that... Read More

Characteristics of a Good Leader

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

Leadership In The Zone!

"You do not merely want to be considered just the... Read More

The Personality of Leadership

Have you ever wondered what type of person or personality... Read More

Why You Should Ignore This Advice

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

Pure Discipline

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

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Peer independence is arguably the least understood aspect of self... Read More

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Although a meeting is a vehicle for resolving differences, it... Read More

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The Tao of Leadership

There can be no doubt that the ancient author of... Read More

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

President Ike Eisenhower once demonstrated the difference between leadership and... Read More

Leadership: Wisdom of the Ages

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

Embracing Adversity for Achievement

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

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

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

In Leadership, Identifying Dreams That Lead To Great Results

History teaches that when people needed to do great things,... 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

Your Ultimate Leadership Feedback Loop: Their Leadership

Life on our planet flourishes through feedback. If life forms... Read More