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

Foundations

Leadership Skills: Planning – Startup

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”  ― Benjamin Franklin Planning is a key part of every success. I meet startup leaders almost every day who are implementing tactics in the absence of an overall strategy. I continue to see leaders

Friday Five

The Friday Five…The Best Of…Foundations to Create Income

The Friday Five…The Best Of… Leadership Skills to Create Sustainable Income February 19, 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

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Authenticity

I once saw a reporter stop a man on the street and ask him what he thought about apathy and indifference. He responded with, “I don’t know and I don’t care!” A friend once told me, humorously, that I should be sincere

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The Friday Five…The Best Of…My Best Blog Posts

The Friday Five…The Best Of…My Most Read Blog Posts January 15, 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

Friday Five

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 3, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 3, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 6 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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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

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – May 2, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 2, 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.

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Words Are Power

Words, words, words. Our society is full of words: on billboards, on television screens, in newspapers and books…. With so many words around us, we quickly say: “Well, they’re just words.” Thus, words have lost much of their power. * – Henri

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Leadership is Easy

Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein   It’s normal human nature to make things complicated. Upon searching the Internet for leadership definitions, one finds an enormous amount of data about leadership. Many of the papers on

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Priorities

Successful Leaders Set Priorities Each Day It snowed in Blacksburg, Virginia, a few days ago. We were prepared by having firewood and food, so we didn’t have to travel for a while. We live in the woods with a half-mile of private

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Transformational Leadership Traits: Create Leaders

  Build Leaders Within Teams   “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Old Southern traditional saying   The Transformational Leader creates a leadership system within organizations and builds teams of leaders. This might seem to be contrary