DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF UNSELFISHNESS

DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF UNSELFISHNESS

When it comes to influence, we all have it.  Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.  The question is how much influence do you have?

Selfish leaders don’t think about how influential they are.  They don’t care if others believe they are selfish or not.  Matter of fact, these leaders believe they are doing everyone a favor by making everything all about them.

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WHY VISION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP

WHY VISION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP

Leadership has been around since the beginning of time.  It can be seen in every form of nature.  The question is how important is vision when it comes to your leadership?  When you look at past great leaders and various leadership styles, you will discover that vision is a key component to the success of any leader.

Great leaders are people who develop other great leaders.  In other words, the greatest leaders are able to see greatness in others before they even recognize greatness in themselves.  However, the truth of the matter is you cannot develop or see greatness in someone else if you don’t first develop or see greatness in you.  Here are two ways to sharpen your vision as a leader, and consequently improve your success as a leader.

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RESOLVE TO BE BETTER

RESOLVE TO BE BETTER

Resolutions are decisions to do or not to do something.  Resolutions can be made any time of the year, but they are usually made at the beginning of the year.  It is just something about starting new with a clean slate.  Have you ever made a resolution?

Over the last 24 hours, there have been billions of resolutions made for the New Year.  Resolutions to save money, lose weight, get in shape, travel more, read more, to quit smoking, etc. I don’t believe there is anything wrong with making New Year’s Resolutions.  However, I do believe you should have a workable process along with a sound plan with small action steps to achieve your resolution. 

So whatever you do, don’t treat your resolutions like they are blanket statements.  Instead use one or more of these tips to successfully navigate your New Year.

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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Voltaire the French writer helps us to realize how living our best life is ultimately dependent on how we decide to live our lives.  As he described in his quote, our greatest gift we can give ourselves is the gift of living well.  One of my mentors said it this way, “The best thing you can do for you or anyone else is add value.”  It was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received as a leader.  It sounds simple, but it can sometimes be a challenge.  The reason why it can be a challenge is because adding value only happens when a person consistently and intentionally develops self.

There are many ways to grow, but I would like to share 3 ways to consistently and intentionally develop your skills as a leader.  By doing so you will give yourself the gift the keeps on giving and discover a plethora of opportunities to succeed in any aspect of your life.

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SUCCESSFUL HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

SUCCESSFUL HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Achievements do not happen haphazardly.  Accomplishments are a result of successful habits.  As we are getting ready to start a new year, I want you to be positioned for your best year ever. 

Every research study I have seen revealed that at least 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.  This means only 10-20% of New Year’s resolutions are actually fulfilled.  I do not want you to be part of the 80%.

So here are four successful habits to make your 2019 better than your 2018.

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THE MAKING OF A GREAT LEADERSHIP TEAM

THE MAKING OF A GREAT LEADERSHIP TEAM

The key to any individual or organization’s success starts from within.  Whether you are attempting to accomplish an individual or a team goal, we need a team.  But more importantly, you need a team with great leadership.

Every great team is comprised of a variety people with exceptional individual talent.  Be that as it may, the strength of the team lies in each individual contributing his or her gift to the greater whole. 

Let’s take a look at what a great leadership team looks like.  Here are 4 leadership styles needed to make up a great leadership team.

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SHARPENING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

SHARPENING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

A leader is a person that inspires, motivates, and leads himself and a group of people.  A leader will encourage others to pursue goals with intentionality.  I don’t believe anyone is born a leader, but an effective leader is a person that consistently sharpens a set of leadership skills.

Here are 6 leadership skills that every leader needs to sharpen.

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5 BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP

5 BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP

There are many opportunities and privileges that come with leadership, but it also comes with tremendous responsibility.  I believe we all are leaders.  The questions are who, why, and how are we leading?  Have you ever thought no one was watching, but you looked around and saw someone watching you?  The fact of the matter is that someone is always watching us, which makes us all leaders.

Whether you believe you are a leader or not, leadership has its benefits.  My hopes are that you will see the benefits of leading, and seek various ways to develop your leadership. Here are 5 benefits of leading.

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SUCCESS IS IN YOUR STRATEGY

SUCCESS IS IN YOUR STRATEGY

I’ve never heard anyone say, “I don’t care about being successful.”  Everyone wants to be successful.  Of course, each individual’s idea of what success looks like is different.

 Over the last half of a decade, I have heard more authors writing about significance over success.  At one time, I jumped on that bandwagon.  Truth is, we cannot have significance without success.  Let me explain.

Here are a five strategies to achieve success and significance.

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5 THINGS TO GIVE AWAY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LEADERSHIP

5 THINGS TO GIVE AWAY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LEADERSHIP

Although leadership is dynamic, it does have a level of simplicity.  The greatest leaders understand that leadership simply starts with leading self.  This is what the greatest leaders all know.  However to lead first yourself and others, you must first give away a few things that can negatively affect your leadership.  Here are 5 things you should give away to strengthen your leadership.

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PROFITABLE STRATEGIES OF LEADERS

PROFITABLE STRATEGIES OF LEADERS

Sometimes all we need is a slight shift in perspective or strategy to bring about profitable outcomes.  What if there was a way to develop stronger relationships?  What if there were ways of creating financial independence?  What If there were ways of securing your dream job?  What if there was a way for you to live the life you’ve always wanted to live?

With the right strategy you can accomplish just about anything.  Let me share a few strategies that will help you profit as a leader.

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POWERING YOUR LEADERSHIP

POWERING YOUR LEADERSHIP

What are the first things that come to mind when you hear the word energy?

After a taking a small poll from a few leaders within our online community of leaders, these leaders consistently mentioned two words when discussing leadership and energy - strength and power.

Some people may think that energy is overrated, but leaders that successfully lead understand the importance of energy with their leadership.

Energy is the capacity to exert power.  In other words, energy is the ability to lead or influence others.

The idea of leadership energies has been around for a long time.  Here are 5 types of energies you need to be aware of to help strengthen your leadership skills.

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LAUNCHING YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

LAUNCHING YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

There are many things you can focus on to take your life to the next level.  One of the most effective ways to achieve your life’s success is by improving your leadership.

One my greatest mentors is my father.  He is honest, inspirational, committed, passionate, decisive, creative, servant driven, full of integrity, and the best father in the entire world.  I wouldn’t be half the man I am without his guidance and example.  Recently, he spoke about “Launching To The Next Level.”

Here are his three points from his talk and how they can launch your life to the next level.

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ESSENTIAL STEPS TO EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

ESSENTIAL STEPS TO EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

Everyone has a secret to leadership and there are no shortage of leadership books and articles.  Whatever your source may be; I think everyone would agree that leadership is valuable to a person’s personal and professional development.

I am a firm believer that you cannot effectively lead others until you know how to lead yourself.  So I want to give you 3 essential steps to effective leadership.

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GO BEYOND

GO BEYOND

Limits limit us.  Don’t get me wrong; thank goodness for some limits that set good parameters and are good for sanity and civility; like speed limits.

However, there are some limits that are detrimental to progress and a critical one is limited thinking.

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POWERING YOUR VISION

POWERING YOUR VISION

Do you have vision when it comes to your life?  How are you powering your vision?   

There is an art to making your vision a reality.  Here are three strategies and leadership actions you will need if you would like to power your vision.

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CREATING MEANINGFUL MOMENTS

CREATING MEANINGFUL MOMENTS

There is no secret that many people feel “stuck” personally and professionally.  Also, that we all want to feel a sense of fulfillment and achievement, which many times we define as success.  But how do you move from being “stuck” to living in the freedom of success and achievement.

Check out these three simple things to make the most of your life, which will help you to create more meaningful moments in your life.

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WRITE YOUR OWN STORY

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY

We are all inspired by a good story. What is your story?

No matter how many stories have been written or told, no one has your story.  Your story is unique.  It is this uniqueness that will lead you to your success.  With that said, here are 3 ways to write your own story.

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9 OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS

9 OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS

What does a successful entrepreneur look like?  Many people want to be a successful entrepreneur, but don’t feel like they can actually achieve it.  So this is why I would like to share nine entrepreneurs and their success stories.

Here are nine of the most successful entrepreneurs...

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