5 Steps on How to Set and Achieve Your Goals
Which one is a goal?
I will lose 15 pounds
I want to run a marathon
All of the above
None of the above
The correct answer is (5) - none of the above. The first three are wishes, not goals.
7 AAA Ways To Succeed!
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This may come as a surprise but there are reliable,effective and powerful ways to improve your ability to learnnew things.
If you will allow me to use leadership skills training asour example, you will see how poor learning forces us tosuffer through any one or more of the following problems:
- leadership training programs usually cost serious money -in fact, some programs are outrageously expensive
- leadership training programs last for a very short time -quite a few of them run for only one or two days
- many leadership training programs fail to give studentsways to confidently resolve problem situations or meet andovercome their daily challenges
- less than 1% of all leadership training programs combinecoaching and mentoring follow-ups with classroom lessons
- most leadership training programs like to do 'raw datadumps'- the vast majority of them do NOT give you chances to'blend' your learning experiences with supervised support orpractical feedback
In this article you will discover how to find, use and takeadvantage of every kind of performance improvement learningopportunity you encounter.
Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive
Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive
President Jimmy Carter tells in his memoirs that a trip to Gettysburg and a discussion about Abraham Lincoln helped achieve a breakthrough in the Camp David negotiations.
The Israelis and the Egyptians had reached a deadlock.
Is Your Life Ready For Groundhog Day?
In the hit comedic movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray's character, Phil Conners, is caught up in a time warp, doomed to live the same day over and over until he gets it right. Hilarious as the ensuing mayhem may be on the big screen, it is a poignant and not too thinly veiled metaphor for how most of us live our own lives - mindlessly occupied with our own issues and concerns, stumbling through life (often over the toes of others) with little if any conscious direction or critical thought.
Helping Others Develop Their Potential
Most of us find ourselves in a position to help others achieve more of their potential than we realize. Sure, as leaders, supervisors, and parents we can see ourselves in that position; but the fact is that all of us are uniquely qualified to help at least one other person in our lives reach their potential.
On airplanes, in restaurants, in the newspaper and on television, I often hear people saying their businesses are not growing to their satisfaction or that they are not reaching their objectives. The explanations that follow consist of reasons like:
? It's the economy? Our customers don't get it? I don't have the right people on the team
I could go on, and so could you.
The Metamorphosis of the Successful Executive . . . Overcoming Professional Stagnation
You're a bright, successful business executive making good money and managing a capable staff of accomplished professionals. You are successful beyond your wildest business school dreams.
Ten Steps To Effective Leadership
Many people end up in a supervisory position or SOHO ownership almost by default. In today's workplace, if someone stays on their job long enough, they will probably be promoted as others, more senior to them or higher up the chain of responsibility, leave for other opportunities.
Professional Organizations: Join or Fold?
All of us join professional organizations for a reason--a friend belongs, we need to for credibility, etc. Many times we let years slide by and we don't stop and review those reasons.
Rationalize Success Away
I was invited to do a Leadership workshop at a well known Fortune 100 company out in New Jersey. The all day event was geared toward their new crop of interns.
Why the Squirrel Kept Winning!
I had the good fortune (or misfortune depending on your climate perspective) of living in Minnesota for ten years. The Summers were beautiful, Fall was spectacular with the changing colors of the leaves on trees and winter was,?well, damn cold.
The Death of Potential
While reading my latest book on politics and economics, I came across a reference to a bible story called "Parable of the Talents'. In this story three servants are each give 'talents' (a monetary denomination used by the Greeks).
Reinventing Failure: Designing Success
I am fascinated by problems. I like to think of myself as a solution oriented individual.
Top 25 Leadership Quotations
Ponder what it takes to be a true leader with these practical quotes that will lead you to a more precise understanding of the secrets to successful leadership..
Leadership Skills - 10 Ways to Beef Up
10 Ways to Beef Up Your Leadership SkillsHave you ever heard someone say, "Actually, I have to admit that I think I am really bad at managing other people. My staff all hate me and I'm incapable of doing my job".
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Make the Most of Your Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring is one of the best ways to learn, to get feedback, and to take your career to the next level. Here are ten tips for making the most of your mentoring relationships.
Sometimes Leaders Need to Get the Boot
Today I stood up to a guy right in front of his boss. I challenged him, the former leader, to change his position and give up his position of power.
In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 2)
In Part 1, I said that leaders who can't have people take right action are ineffective, and I listed four of the eight ways of right action. In Part 2, I'll describe the remaining four ways.
Dont be Afraid to Lead!
In most aspects of human activity, the pendulum of fashion swings back and forth between extremes, passing briefly through the point of balance on every swing.For a while, we were told leadership was all about setting clear objectives and holding people accountable.
The Sink Or Swim Approach To Leadership
Looking around in most corporate environments today you'll find mission, vision and values statements proudly displayed on the walls, in print materials and even engraved in granite. Often, they've invested a great deal of time; effort and expense in crafting just the right message to best describe the foundational principles of the company.
Ten Characteristics of Leadership
Many people are interested in the characteristics of a great leader. There are many lists of these traits.
The Greatest Leaders Are Often The Worst Leaders
It's a common occurrence, a CEO leads a company to record earnings, retires and in months, those once high-flying earnings are dropping like shot ducks.Observers blame the new leadership team.
Leadership - Passion, Purpose, Profit - Its Not That Hard
Go to any educational institution, look at airport bookshelves, shopping centres and open your eyes to the myriad of products available today and you could be forgiven to thinking that the art of leadership was beyond mere mortals.After many years in corporate life before starting my own business I finally got the chance to prove for myself what I had always beleived - leadership is simple, it is being a person who has passion, purpose and who uses that to bring others with them on the journey and reaps the rewards.
Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership
"Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together."- Warren Bennis and Bert Nanus"If you don't believe in the messenger, you won't believe the message.
Mr. Shoaffs Simple Strategies to Success
(Excerpted from the Jim Rohn Sampler single CD)My first mentor, Mr. Shoaff, over a six-year period from the time I was 25 to age 31, taught me some extraordinarily simple things, before his untimely passing at age 49.
Mentors and Coaches: How to Be A Great Mentor
Though out your career you may be asked to become someone's mentor. Mentoring is a rewarding activity for both you and the mentee - it is a great way to give back while sharing your experiences and wisdom.
The Defining Moment: The Straw That Stirs The Drink Of Motivational Leadership (Part One)
Decades ago, as a rifle platoon commander in the Marines, I saw leaders who could motivate troops to do extraordinary things -- and leaders who couldn't get the troops to do much at all. I wondered what was the difference between the successful and unsuccessful leaders; and if that difference be taught.
It was a time of turmoil. In November 1979, supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini took 71 Americans hostage in Iran.
Character -- Why It Matters In Leaders
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Are You Playing or Practicing Leadership?
Anne was a new supervisor, and like many new supervisors she took the new role as a manager and leader seriously. She took advantage of training that was offered to her.
Leadership and The Dirty Work
The airline, Jet Blue, has been featured in many magazines as a new company that has hard great results and success so far. A lot too has been mentioned about the challenges they face ahead and about the culture they created at the start and are working hard to foster now.
There is too much learning out there that we earn drop by drop as we go through experiences in life. There is one of the experiences that I earned from a workshop on Leadership Skills and Management.
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Personal attacks hurt people, mar communication, and end creativity. If they
become part of a meeting's culture, they drive the participants into making safe and
perhaps useless contributions.
The Three Faces of Leadership
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A new supervisor is hired to anchor a gardening project that has fallen apart. The last supervisor walked out on the job because he was overwhelmed with the high expectations of the project.