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    • 16 Nov

      12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 10 - Know Yourself

      What Kind of Leader Are You? Inside each of us lies the potential for good and evil. This is evident when you look at various leaders throughout history. Some have displayed incredible evil, allowing their greed and/or disdain for groups of people or nations to cause harm to millions. Many of these ruthless “leaders” didn’t even think twice about harming their own people in order to get what they wanted. Conversely, the world has seen many wonderful, caring leaders who have fought hard and sacrificed themselves to improve the lives of the group of people or nation that they cared so much about. ...Read More

    • 06 Nov

      Where Leadership Begins

      Leaders are goal-oriented people.  As such, they have high expectations for themselves and turn their attention to the world around them in anticipation of tackling tough tasks that will allow them to achieve the goals they have set.  They often focus on taking their associates, employees, or organizations to new heights, but they often fail to consider how well they are leading what should be the most important group of people in their lives: their families.  To be an effective leader outside the home, it is important to first be an effective leader inside the home.  ...Read More

    • 25 Oct

      12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 9—The Importance of Having Meaningful Relationships

      What is a meaningful relationship? It is a relationship based on mutual love and affection between two people that provides happiness and pleasure. This type of relationship can be between husband and wife, parent and child, siblings, close friends, or even distant relatives. These relationships are essential for all human beings. They provide us with a deeper sense of purpose (something outside of ourselves) and give life an added dimension that cannot be replicated through casual acquaintances or associates.  ...Read More

    • 14 Sep

      8 Things You Should Expect from a Business Consultant

      The decision to bring in a business consultant is a big one. And a brave one. It typically means that, despite your blood, sweat, and tears, things aren’t going as hoped or expected, which is not abnormal. After all, the statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics show that only about 30% of small businesses will make it through their tenth year (data as of March, 2016).  ...Read More

    • 17 Aug

      Five Servant Leadership Qualities Successful Organizations Possess

      One aspect of leadership development that I enjoy most is servant-leadership. Even though the example of servant-leadership goes back at least two thousand years, the modern servant-leadership movement was launched by Robert K. Greenleaf in a publication in 1970 titled The Servant as Leader. It is based on a value system that “[t]he servant-leader is servant first.... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.  ...Read More

    • 24 Jul

      How to Combat the Negative Power of Complaining

      Whining. Carping. Bellyaching. Kvetching. Whatever you call it, we've all done it, and we've all been around others who have done it. Sometimes it is even good to do it. However, when complaining becomes unproductive, counterproductive, or habitual, it becomes a problem that must be addressed. That's because complaining can take a toll on us physically and mentally, and it can create toxic relationships both in our professional and private lives. Let's take a closer look at the negative power of complaining and steps we can take to avoid it or deal with it effectively.  ...Read More

    • 29 Jun

      Tips for Making Good Decisions

      Last month, President Trump announced that his administration is going to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. It was certainly a bold decision, for while many in the United States applauded it, many other Americans and governments throughout the international community objected. As is often the case with decisions of this magnitude, the efficacy of this decision may not be known or understood for a number of years. ...Read More

    • 21 Jun

      12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 7—A Life in Balance

      Personal leadership includes an understanding of a balanced approach in all areas of life. Your personal resources are limited and valuable. In order to achieve the things you want and maintain them, you must effectively manage your time to balance both your needs and your responsibilities. In order to accomplish this, it is important to make a concerted effort to minimize stress and participate in enjoyable and refreshing diversions daily, weekly, and annually.  ...Read More