Systems

Leaders, Define Your Standard of Excellence

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.   – Irene C. Kassorla One of the most common problems I encounter, when working with leaders

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: Communication is Relationship

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw Did you get my email? “Did you get my email?” is a typical question from those who think that communication is about data. Many

Friday Five

The Friday Five…The Best of…Leadership Books

The Friday Five…The Best Of… January 29, 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. The list of the 5 best will vary randomly, featuring my

Friday Five

The Friday Five – The Best Of…

The Friday Five…The Best Of… December 18, 2015   I’m constantly discovering something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. This series presents the best ideas and resources that I have discovered. The list of the 5 best will vary randomly, featuring my

Friday Five

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – October 2, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 2, 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: Validating, Learning from the Data

Validating as a Leadership Skill, Part 4 of 6 Validation Is Learning from the Data We are learning from interviews and field tests. It’s not only that we are right or wrong…there are shades of grey and it’s a process of discovery.

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 21, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 21, 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.

Foundations

Leadership Skills: Decisiveness

“Procrastination in the name of reducing risk actually increases risk.” – Colin Powell I work with many leaders in several countries and in many cultures. There are many things that good leaders have in common. One of the top skills is the

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Staying Calm

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.  – Dalai Lama Allowing stress to rule your decisions, your culture, and your life is not an effective leadership choice. There are several ways to retain composure in 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

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Coaching

“Coaching is 90% listening, and 10% listening.” – Julio Olalla Yes, that quote is right…coaching is intentionally listening. Listening is a skill within itself, as I wrote recently here: http://transformationalstrategist.com/leadership-skills-listening/ Leadership and communication are both based on relationship. Creating and maintaining relationships is the key. Leaders listen. So, what’s up with