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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What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?
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We facilitate and encourage self-awareness among up-and-coming leaders (what kind of leader you are), get them to map their journeys so far (what has made you the leader you are), share knowledge and ideas (what kind of leader you should be), and help ...


This Essential Leadership Trait Can Push Employees to Do Their Best
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There's a misconception that great leaders are born, or that talented professionals can decide to be leaders and, overnight, step into the role with grace and excellence. Of course, the tenets of great leadership can occasionally be stumbled upon, but ...


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How to Keep a Leadership Team in Sync
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What can you do? After a decade of working with senior leaders around the world, I've seen the same problem manifest over and over again. Here are a few tips for successfully managing this challenge and reaching new levels of collaborative performance.


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The Secret Sauce of Corporate Leadership
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Proponents of splitting executive and board leaders are correct that good governance promotes institutional health, but there are no guarantees that formal splits advance this interest. And many uncontroversial ideas can do so, especially electing ...


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What 20 years in leadership has taught me
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MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. Today's answer for: What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? is written ...


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Service members take home leadership lessons during Maxwell event
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Pensacola Bay Center opened its doors early this morning in preparation for a crowd of approximately 7,000 for the John Maxwell Live 2015 event. Sacred Heart Health System, benefiting the Children's Hospital, hosted Maxwell, renowned author and public ...


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Podcast: Becky Hammon on leadership
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In this episode, the latest in our On Leadership podcast, Hammon talks about important lessons she's learned throughout her career — including how to stay motivated about long-term goals, and how to build mental strength through physical discipline.


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Commentary: Set Minimum Qualifications for Acquisition Leadership
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Instead of continuing to search for the holy grail of acquisition process reform, concentrate on finding and recruiting the right people with the right DNA to be acquisition leaders, especially at the top of the organization pyramid: the political ...

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Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program
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Despite studies showing that succession is an essential part of strategic planning, many companies ignore leadership development to focus on more immediate challenges. But your organization's future success depends on identifying and developing the ...


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Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?
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"I think I will be the most vocal leader in the clubhouse, especially with Adam LaRoche and a couple of the other guys coming in," Eaton said. "They will lead by example as well as be vocal. But being the center fielder, you do have to be vocal. You ...

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Leaders Click It? Into Gear!

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

Heres The REAL Reason Bush Won: The Dark Night Of The Leadership Soul

George Bush won the election because he was finally able... 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

Lead People...Manage Things

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

In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 2)

In Part 1, I said that leaders who can't have... Read More

It Begins Like This

Jonathan was drunk multiple times before ever completing elementary school;... Read More

Leadership: 9 Universal Laws

1. The Law of Authoritarian StyleAuthoritarian leaders lead by control... Read More

BIG-3 Leadership!

"Do what you do so well that they will want... Read More

3 Es For Leaders - Engage, Empower, Encourage!

"Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of... Read More

The Top 10 Questions for Socially Responsible Leaders

The assets of your business traditionally include property, plant, equipment,... Read More

Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?

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

Celebrating Successes: The Power Of Compliments

Years ago, when I was new in management circles, a... Read More

In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 1)

The ancient Greeks had a saying: "When Aschines speaks, the... Read More

Ask Yourself Whats In It For WE?

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working... Read More

In Leadership, Dreams Are The Stuff That Great Results Are Made Of

Leadership is motivational or it's stumbling in the dark. The... Read More

The Leadership Vacuum

In today's fast moving, ever changing, and highly competitive world... Read More

Leadership Styles and What We Need For the Future:

By definition a leaders leads a team to take action... Read More

Building Self Confidence

As a hypnotherapist I specialise in helping people to develop... Read More

Leadership Development for Success

In today's highly competitive world, there is a lot of... Read More

The Metamorphosis of the Successful Executive . . . Overcoming Professional Stagnation

You're a bright, successful business executive making good money and... Read More

Pure Discipline

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

3 Dynamic Techniques To Boost Your Executive Leadership!

Here's a really simple way to measure the strength of... Read More

Wanted: A Dictionary-Perfect Leader

Answers are often before our very eyes or in front... Read More

Leadership Lessons from Pope John Paul II

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

The Three Faces of Leadership

This article was published in the Nov. 2003 edition of... Read More