Leadership Redefined: Expanding the Paradigm for Profit

Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.  – William Wordsworth Here’s what I found online when I asked for a definition of “profit”: Simple Definition of Profit : to get an advantage or benefit from something : to … Continue reading Leadership Redefined: Expanding the Paradigm for Profit

The Friday Five…The Best of…Things NOT to Do!

The Friday Five…The Best Of…Things NOT to Do! March 4, 2016   I’m constantly discovering something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. This series presents the best ideas and resources that I have discovered during the week. The list of the 5 best will vary randomly, featuring my top posts, the top posts from others, leadership books and resources, and top concepts. I don’t benefit from promoting any … Continue reading The Friday Five…The Best of…Things NOT to Do!

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Outsourcing

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Outsourcing

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 30, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 30, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 30, 2015

Leadership Skills: Personal Discipline

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt Keeping on track with an action plan is the primary focus of this post. Being more productive means planning to be more productive. Studies by social psychologist from Germany, Wilhelm Hoffman, show that people with high self control are happier than those without. I suggest that happiness comes from a sense of fulfillment and completion because … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Personal Discipline

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 9, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 9, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 9, 2015

Leadership Skills: Avoiding Negative Influence

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. –  Napoleon Hill   A leader is primarily a person of influence. Leaders get to choose how to influence others – both positively and negatively. I eat at good restaurants. I enjoy healthy food and am happy to pay for quality. … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Avoiding Negative Influence

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – April 25, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending April 25, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – April 25, 2014

Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. It’s not lack of vision that caused failure – it’s lack of leadership skills! What’s the major reason organizations fail? Usually failure is blamed on finances – lack of capital. I point to another reason. Statistics show that small businesses fail at a rapid rate, and that 90% of those that fail do so … Continue reading Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

The Transformational Leader Effectively Delegates A common leadership challenge is defining how to empower teams to function at a higher level, producing more quality results. This is an opportunity to effectively manage one’s own schedule by getting things off the schedule that someone else can do. Delegation does not mean delegate it and forget it. Delegation does not mean micromanaging, either. Delegation is a high-level … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 10, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 10, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are 5 quotes from blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 10, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – April 25, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending April 25, 2013 I’m starting a new tradition – it’s the Friday Five, Blogs that Matter. On select Fridays, I will share clips from some of the top blogs I noticed from the week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – April 25, 2013

Leadership Skills: Care of Self

Among all the Leadership Principles and Leadership Skills, Self Care Stands Alone in Importance Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong and second—and best—in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having a good night’s sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.  – Theodor Fontane Wayne Muller, in his book A Life of Being, Having, and Doing … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Care of Self

Lessons from Other Leaders: James Allen

This Book is a “Must Have” for any Leader’s Library Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.    Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.  Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.   (The male dominant language was typical in 1903)   Our world and our success are … Continue reading Lessons from Other Leaders: James Allen

Leadership Skills: Rehearsal

To Be the Best Leader, One Must Practice…and Practice Correctly   “Music did not reveal all of its secrets to just one person.” – Ralph Vaughan Williams   “In every failure, there is a seed of a future success.” – Napoleon Hill     Erica Sipes has a blog called “Beyond the Notes.” The point is that making music is more than playing all the … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Rehearsal

Leadership Stories: Working Behind the Scenes

Being Successful Doesn’t Always Mean Recognition   Recently, I attended the World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a VIP. I attended the last set of competitions, Concert of Champions, and the closing concert. I heard the most amazing choirs in the world performing in the 7th World Choir Games – the first time in the US. I was proud of the producers of the event, … Continue reading Leadership Stories: Working Behind the Scenes