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A Leadership Map for the Future Patsi Krakoff, Psy. D., CBC
A Leadership Map for the Future © 2003 Patsi Krakoff, Psy. D., CBC Customized Newsletter Services Jan/Feb 2004 Article Predictions for the future can be stimulating and challenging, especially if one is a top...
A leadership program for general contractors Jose Sanchez
PROBLEM Many of the General contractors and workers are "technically" excellent in their field but do not know how to deal with people. Also, in many instances, they exhibit attitudes which are not conducive to teamwork and effective, efficient...
A Leadership Screw Driver: The 90 Day Improvement Plan Brent Filson
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A LEADERS OR A JERK? Terry L. Sumerlin
Some years ago, five other instructor candidates and I were being trained to teach a course on public speaking and human relations. As the grueling hours in the lab classes began to take a toll, one candidate summed up the session on leadership...
Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals Kevin Eikenberry
Teams don’t have to be aligned with the goals of the organization. Teams can work on what they believe to be the right things. They can work diligently on creating the results they think matter. They can be completely committed to success from their...

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Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals Kevin Eikenberry
Teams don’t have to be aligned with the goals of the organization. Teams can work on what they believe to be the right things. They can work diligently on creating the results they think matter. They can be completely committed to success from their...
An Emotionally Intelligent Workplace Culture: Is it For You? Susan Dunn
If as much as 80% of adult success comes from emotional intelligence, what would it be like if your workplace had a culture that fostered emotional intelligence? “As much as 80% of adult ‘success’ comes from EQ,” said Daniel Goleman, author of...
A New Age Of Small-Unit Leadership Brent Filson
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A New Time For Leadership Judi Singleton
In today's fast changing world the challenges presented for leadership are ever changing. Old methods are constantly changing and new leaders must change with them. These demands for leadership are changing so fast that there is now a lack of...
Anger: Harness its power to tame anxiety Connie de Veer, MFA, CPCC
Is fear of public speaking costing you vital career advancement and opportunities? Learn practical exercises for using anger constructively to manage performance anxiety. Note: I managed to have a successful career in the Theatre and as a...

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An Interview - on history and educational media Robert Bruce Baird
AN INTERVIEW: 1. Can you briefly summarize why you think history is a weapon of war against people? Briefly?, not really, except to say Sun Tzu wasn’t the first to notice that propaganda was the first and most important part of conquest. Caesars...
An Introduction to Motivational Speaking Ross Bainbridge
Everybody speaks. Some people speak and get elected president of the United States. Other people speak and armies of business people take to the streets, generating huge sums of money. Still others speak and people’s lives change. What makes for...
Another Use for Meetings Steve Kaye
Every meeting is a laboratory where you can observe and learn important things about the people who attend. In fact, you can use meetings to identify people who merit being promoted into leadership positions. Watch for: Is it planned? Effective...
Answer: Why Training Fails Steve Kaye
Sometimes when I conduct my workshop on Effective Meetings, one of the participants will ask, "Where's my boss?" And I say, "Your boss claimed to be an expert on holding effective meetings." Then the person laughs. "My boss needs...
Answering “Why You, Why Now” Critical in a Winning Business Plan Dave Lavinsky
Business plans continue to be an essential element of the capital-raising process. They must convince investors to take notice – investors that are shrewder today due to the ups-and-downs they have experienced over the past few years. Adding to the...


Answers to Your Questions About Executive Coaching Susan Dunn, M.A., The EQ Coach
What is executive coaching? Coaches help executives increase their productivity, quality, work relationships and work satisfaction by increasing their emotional intelligence. They also help the executive define authenticity and values. Skills,...
Appreciate to Motivate (Five Keys to Successful Team Building) Ed Sykes
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said, “There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.” Time and time again the one motivating factor that production and is at the top of most employee...
Are women more ethical leaders? Rebecca Barnett
In the past year we have seen much speculation in the press that women are inherently more ethical than men. While it is tempting to think that women are more apt to blow the whistle on misconduct, my research from over 100 interviews with...
"Time does not exist except for change." Aristotle "The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to...
A Rare Leadership Skill: Dealing With People Who Want Out Brent Filson
As a leader, you'll inevitably be faced with people wanting to leave your team or organization. Dealing with the challenge is critical for your leadership success. Your response will have ramifications far beyond your immediate circumstances. ...
Are you a customer centric organization? Frank Williams
Most companies think they are. After all, don't companies hire nice people, and provide them some training? Don't these same companies intend to do their best by supplying good products, installing toll-free numbers, and generally fixing problems...

Why are leadership skills so important?
Leadership training programs energize the people-power of organizations. Our fast-paced world demands leaders at all levels. Today's leaders must be visionary, strategic thinkers who are goal-focused, evangelists and adaptive collaborators.
Leadership skills training develops those desirable traits, qualities and talents.

Leadership training and development courses require investments of time, effort and purpose. Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Learning leadership skills means making a commitment, managing your personal development and reaching towards significance.

Who "knows" leadership skills are important?
Superstars like Bill Gates, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Jack Welch and Oprah Winfrey all believe in the importance of leadership skills training - they know the power of nurturing, developing and empowering their people - you see, training leaders is the secret of their own successes!

Excellent leaders seek ways to maximize, expand-upon and broaden the scope of involvement of their people's bodies, minds, spirits and souls - when you nurture your people and they will nourish your prosperity.

    • Leadership is an art, it takes an understanding of its purposes to appreciate it.
    • Leadership is a skill, it takes practice to perfect it.
    • Leadership is a science, it takes methodical analysis to reveal its truths.
    • Leadership is a calling, it takes hope, love and faith to do it well.

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