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:

Chicago Tribune

Gov. Scott Walker's miserable leadership skills
Chicago Tribune
As the one person with the power to help resolve the growing standoff triggered by his own legislative proposal, Walker had a ripe opportunity to display leadership. Leaving the well-guarded governor's office wing and walking the 100 feet into the ...

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Birmingham Business Journal

Alabama Leadership Project taking a fresh approach to grooming leaders
Birmingham Business Journal
After retiring last year, she founded the Alabama Leadership Project and with the help of Gayle Lantz of WorkMatters, they set out to interview 100 Birmingham leaders – young, old, black, white – to see where the barrier lies. As a side note, I was one ...

National Geographic

Female Killer Whales Take Leadership Roles After Menopause: Study
Turns out killer whales revere their grandmas, too. After observing 102 killer whales in the wild, British researchers have determined that female killer whales become key leaders in their pods only after they age out of fertility, according to a study ...
Menopausal killer whales are family leadersScience AAAS

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5 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Musicians
Huffington Post
When I was 13 years old, I was handed a book: Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell. It changed my life trajectory. From that moment on, I dedicated myself to reading at least two books or academic journals on leadership per month for the ...

New York Times

With Nemtsov's Killing, a Leadership Void Widens for Russia's Opposition
New York Times
He also managed to cajole a disparate group of men and women, far more proficient at squabbling over leadership positions than at forging unity, to consult one another. Opposition figures and analysts say those two roles, aside from his high-profile ...

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USA TODAY High School Sports

Girls Sports Month: U.S. softball legend Jessica Mendoza on leadership
USA TODAY High School Sports
Yet, what Mendoza might be more proud of her evolution as a leader than anything else in her career both on the field and off. She is a former president of the Women's Sports Foundation (2011 and '12) and a current member of the Board of Trustees and ...


Coker's Carswell to participate in Senior Leadership Academy
Co-sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute, the Senior Leadership Academy is a year-long program for mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in ...

Washington Post (blog)

Civil rights leadership 50 years after Selma
Washington Post (blog)
We would still be listening to the mayor and leadership of that town and the governor saying there was no problem. And so the results of this report and the exposure that it's getting are an example of the power of organizing. It's what we get from ...

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The Guardian

PLO leadership votes to suspend security cooperation with Israel
The Guardian
The leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organisation has voted to suspend all security co-operation with Israel, insisting that Israel – as occupying power – should assume all responsibilities for the Palestinian territories under international law ...

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Teens invited to the QC Teen Leadership Academy
Quad City Times
Teens invited to the QC Teen Leadership Academy: University of Illinois Extension is offering teens ages 13 and older the opportunity to build their leadership skills at a fun retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Western Illinois ...

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Boy Scouts of America and Leadership Coaching

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

Elements of Timeless Leadership

Great leadership is timeless, always in vogue. The world has... Read More

What Makes A Good Leader? Ask Uncle Sam

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None of Us Arrived with an Owners Manual: A Fresh Perspective on the Drive to Lead (part 2)

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7 AAA Ways To Succeed!

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The Six Essential Leadership Attributes

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Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Experience

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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

Ten Characteristics of Leadership

Many people are interested in the characteristics of a great... Read More

Leadership, Self-Development, and the Committment to Growth

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

Who Is Randy Gage and Why Is He One of My Mentors and Heroes?

Who is Randy Gage? I first read about him in... Read More

Leadership Like Water-Water Canoeing

Although world business is undergoing historic changes, the prevailing view... Read More

What Kind of Leader Are You?

There are literally millions of words written and spoken each... Read More

Miraculous Leadership

It was a time of turmoil. In November 1979, supporters... Read More

Coaching a Leader

One of my favorite memories growing up as a child... Read More

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Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive

Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive President Jimmy Carter tells in... Read More

Are You The Most Powerful Leader You Can Be?

As someone who teaches, manages, parents or influences you'll probably... Read More

Act on Some of the Facts

Making any decision without having all of the information and... Read More

All You Really Want Is Feeling Good

If I asked you what your goal in life is,... Read More

Leadership and Power - Being the Boss Doesnt Guarantee Either of Them

Some people mistakenly associate supervisory positions, or seats of power,... Read More

Tough Times Demand Resilient Leaders

The stock market gyrates with unpredictable and heartburning results. Icons... Read More

7 Core Elements Of Your Vivid Vision!

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3 Dynamic Techniques To Boost Your Executive Leadership!

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

Learn How to Lead People

"Who rules or guides or inspires others"Having excellent guide skills... Read More