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:


New York Magazine

Why it takes a crisis to get women in leadership
Fortune
The NFL has suddenly decided it would bring in new leadership to fix problems that have been plaguing it for decades. On Monday, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the league's teams announcing that he hired three women to “help lead and ...
Roger Goodell Should Read This New Study on Leadership and EmpathyNew York Magazine
Silverman: Where's The Leadership? And Where The Heck Is Goodell?CBS Local
NFL and team leadership misses the goalUC Berkeley (blog)
Alaska Dispatch
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Nothing Teaches Leadership Like Football
TIME
It may be why General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, credits football for getting him into West Point, and cites leadership and fitness as the two qualities most sought after in military recruits. Nothing teaches those attributes ...

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7 Words Define What Employees Expect From Leadership
Forbes
During these times of change and uncertainty, employees need leadership, not followership, from their leaders. They have grown tired of the unnecessary workplace politics that makes them feel as if they don't have a relationship with leadership they ...


SFGate

Goodell Must Hand Off His Leadership
Huffington Post
To save the game, this NFL season, and the reputation of America's favorite sport, Mr. Goodell must quickly accept that his leadership, and what the NFL now symbolizes as, "a culture of violence against women," according to Terry O'Neill, the president ...
Kobritz Column: Goodell's leadership fragile, but don't count on him leavingPrescott Daily Courier
Roger Goodell has gone to groundESPN

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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Leadership and Governance
ChicagoNow (blog)
The senior leadership team possesses the special characteristics and skills needed for this specific organization to accomplish its mission. There is evidence of an effective working relationship between the senior leadership of the organization and ...


Ken Burns on “The Roosevelts” and American Leadership
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
For Burns, the seven-part, 14-hour series (which is available via streaming video on the PBS website), is the latest in a career in which he's trained his lens on leaders from Jefferson and Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony and David Sarnoff. Burns spoke ...

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4 Fundamentals to Inspire Leadership Within Your Company
Entrepreneur (blog)
In order to scale rapid growth within an organization, emerging leaders must be actively identified and developed. A core focus for the established leadership team should be to inspire additional leaders from the bench, not to amass more followers.


America's lack of leadership is feeding global instability
The Hill (blog)
The growth of global instability and volatility is undeniable, so is the need for America's leadership. However, the problem is not just lack of leadership, but an apparent confusion about actual policies that leadership necessitates. Actions by a ...


Strengthening women's leadership a priority at Economical Insurance
Canada NewsWire (press release)
WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The fifth annual leadership conference for the 80 members of Economical's Women's Leadership Network is underway in Orangeville, Ontario, featuring a panel discussion today with four dynamic leaders from ...

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Who is the Colts' Leader in Adversity?
Stampede Blue
The Colts are a team with very strong leadership. Guys like Andrew Luck, Reggie Wayne, Cory Redding, Robert Mathis, Pat McAfee, and Adam Vinatieri are among the leaders of the team, and then head coach Chuck Pagano has done a terrific job in the area ...

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The Seven Mistakes to Avoid when Organising Your Student Leadership Program

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Leadership

Webster's defines leadership as : "1. the office of position... Read More

Top 25 Leadership Quotations

Ponder what it takes to be a true leader with... Read More

Evil, Hostile Grumpy Listeners? Think Again

I hated Kyle Sisk*. A notorious bully, Kyle punctuated my... Read More

Dream Bigger!

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

Leading In The Face Of Disaster

The date was Saturday, April 11, 1970, the time 13:13... Read More

A Lasting Leadership Lesson: How One Leadership Talk By George Washington Saved The Revolution

A Lasting Leadership Lesson: How One Leadership Talk By George... Read More

Leaders Click It? Into Gear!

"Click It" Into Gear!Ever wonder how two people can be... Read More

Make The Elephant Jump -- Leading With A Kind Heart

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

Your Ultimate Leadership Feedback Loop: Their Leadership

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

5 Steps on How to Set and Achieve Your Goals

Which one is a goal? I will lose 15... Read More

Follow My Leader - To Effect Change, Leaders Must Walk the Talk!

A leader's roleIn any change project, a leader must wear... Read More

Leaders ARE; Are you?

Identity CrisisIt's not only the knowledge you carry around in... Read More

Leadership - Connect to Engage!

It's been said many times that true leadership is measured... Read More

Blowing Your Own Leadership Horn

There are two streams of competitiveness running through every organization.... Read More

Leadership and Change in a Holographic Universe

Have you ever noticed that since the early part of... Read More

Mr. Shoaffs Simple Strategies to Success

(Excerpted from the Jim Rohn Sampler single CD)My first mentor,... Read More

Why You Should Ignore This Advice

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

What is Leadership?

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

Beyond Authority: Debunking the Top 3 Leadership Myths

Have you noticed that across the business world people are... Read More

Leadership Skills: Four Ways of Overcoming Perfectionism

We pay a high price for perfectionism. "What perfectionism?" we... Read More

Precious Moments

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

Stepping Into Leadership and Being The Source Of Your Success

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

Being Other Focused

In the Wall Street Journal, Franklin Lavin, U.S. Ambassabor to... Read More

Leadership for the Successful Entrepreneur!

Why talk about leadership?"Leadership is important whether you a leader... Read More