How did you first know that you were leadership material?
I’m not asking about when you first thought you wanted to be the boss or when you realized you wanted to direct people to be the best that they could be.
I want you to pinpoint in your mind EXACTLY when you KNEW that you were cut out for it.
I’ll tell you about my moment. It really wasn’t anything too
“Ambition beats genius 99% of the time.” -Jay Leno
What is the defining factor that sets the most successful among us apart from the rest? Some might say that the winners of the proverbial rat race are lucky. Others may claim that those who seem to have reached their dreams are really great with people. Still, more
One of the recurring themes I’ve caught onto recently on personal and leadership development sites is the concept […]
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks
What is it that you want right now? There is an abundance of time, money, and notoriety out there for you to go and take if you have the work ethic or right idea, so why aren’t you quitting your job right now and doing what you have always dreamed of being able to do?
This weekend, I am going to drive an hour and a half to pick up one of […]
“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” -Minor […]
Have you ever had a team member who went on vacation and the rest of the team seemed to work better with them gone? Do you have someone in your office who blatantly disrespects coworkers and leadership in your organization? Is there an individual who seems to be actively working against the positive company culture you and the rest of the team are striving toward? If you answer yes to any of these questions it is probably time
“A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it.” -Machiavelli, The Prince
If you consider yourself a leader, whether in business or as a public figure, you have to constantly engage in personal growth and change in order to be effective in overcoming obstacles and inspiring others to improve. You have be moving constantly in some direction to be successful at accomplishing the goals that you have set. I’ve often heard it put this way: “You can never stand still in life, you are either gaining ground or losing it.” So I ask you this question, who
As we know, there is almost nothing more embarrassing to an organization than a client mentioning a mistake on something that you present to them. The reasoning for concern is obvious, but many of us really mess up when it comes to solutions. In defense from running across embarrassing situations many managers will get a team of people together, lock themselves in a room, and brainstorm new rules and processes to prevent any future problems from occurring. After a consensus is reached, the management team will trudge out of their den and begin to impose the new regulations on the staff in the effort to keep “the machine” from ever having another hiccup.
We all have things we plan to accomplish. I have written down my goals for years because I had always heard that it’s how you get things done. My approach was simple:
Step 1: Write a list of goals.
Step 2: Execute the list (hopefully).
It took me a while to notice something was up, but one day I looked back and noticed