Podcast

Podcast 50:Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

Here’s the transcript of Podcast 50 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

Friday Five

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

Systems

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

Foundations

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

Foundations

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

Systems

What Time is it Anyway?

I get about 1,000 email messages a day. Most of them are a quick read or are SPAM. Many are subscriptions to blog posts or special offers that I want to know about. There are some that need my immediate attention and

Foundations

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

Foundations

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

Balance

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

Foundations

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

Foundations

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

Systems

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

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Leadership Traps to Avoid

Managing Self After having spent over 40 years in ministry work in churches from 120 to over 12,000 in membership, I realized that I have made mistakes in all sizes of organizations. Each failure was an opportunity to learn. As the saying