Leadership Development and Jumping Out of Airships

A German silent film melodrama depicts an airship bombing London during World War I. Lit up by searchlights and strafed by fighters, the crippled airship loses altitude as the captain frantically jettisons dispensable gear to lighten weight. Eventually, the only weight left is human. So the captain orders members of... Read More

Being Other Focused

In the Wall Street Journal, Franklin Lavin, U.S. Ambassabor to Singapore wrote the Manager's Journal column about some of the things he learned from the late President Reagan while working on his staff.******** PLEASE NOTE ************If you are thinking about moving on from this article because of your feelings about... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 7, Personal Attacks

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.Approach 1: Speak to the groupSet the stage for the group to enforce its culture by making a general comment. Look at the... Read More

Precious Moments

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.There were managers from different companies who were there to attend the workshop. We... Read More

The Leadership Talk As A Living Hologram

The hologram is a three-dimensional photograph made on a flat surface with laser beams.The three-dimensionality of such an image is not the only remarkable characteristic of a hologram. If a hologram of your face is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still contain the... Read More

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... Read More

5 Leadership Power Principles!

95% of Workers Fail Because of This...But They Can Fix ItDid you know that your career success is based on your mastery of one important skill?Failure to apply your leadership power usually prevents you from realizing success in the workplace.The organizational chart may not show you as a leader but... Read More

Take the Road Less Traveled

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert FrostI watched Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, a very controversial film on Hitler's 1934 Nuremberg Rally put on by equally controversial Toronto film connoisseur, Reg... Read More

What Kind of Leader Are You?

There are literally millions of words written and spoken each week on enlightened leadership yet the fact remains that low morale, high stress and job dissatisfaction continue to be three of the most serious problems facing the workplace. We seem to be so effectively socialized into top down leadership that... Read More

Five Things Smart Leaders Do to Lower The Barriers To Change

Smart leaders understand that they don't "make" a change happen. They recognize that the people in their organization do the work, change behaviors, and, ultimately, make the change happen. They understand that their role is to make the change meaningful and easier to accept. Smart leaders facilitate change.Let's look at... Read More

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Leadership and Change in a Holographic Universe

Have you ever noticed that since the early part of... Read More

The Personality of Leadership

Have you ever wondered what type of person or personality... Read More

The Goals of Leadership Coaching and Partnerships

Webster's Dictionary describes a "partner" as an ally or an... Read More

A Lasting Leadership Lesson: How One Leadership Talk By George Washington Saved The Revolution

A Lasting Leadership Lesson: How One Leadership Talk By George... Read More

Five Surprisingly Hip Politicial Ideas From Plato

Don't you love politics?Me, neither. But I do like thinking... Read More

Charismatic Leadership

What motivates people to work and to achieve? What circumstances... Read More

Get Angry And Then Get Results

Leadership is not about winning a popularity contest, it's about... Read More

A Call to Men to Live a Strenuous Life!

Any man would be justly proud to claim even a... Read More

Are You The Most Powerful Leader You Can Be?

As someone who teaches, manages, parents or influences you'll probably... Read More

Leadership and Followership in a Team Setting

Many solopreneurs work in a team environment either with their... Read More

Career Advice for Business Leaders: Empowering Others

Many potential leaders in business sabotage themselves and their organizations... Read More

Dont Be a Complainer

Complaining. There's room for legitimate complaining, but if you let... Read More

Ten Ways Women Can Visualize Themselves As Leaders

Women should not be afraid of or feel guilty about... Read More

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 2, Multiple Conversations

Side conversations ruin meetings by destroying focus and fragmenting participation.Approach... Read More

Two Leadership Traps: How To Get Out Of Them and How To Avoid Them (Part 1)

You've heard of the Peter Principle: "People are promoted to... Read More

Who Needs Heroes?

When we were talking the other day we started to... Read More

Transformational Leadership

"What is leadership?" When this question is asked most of... Read More

Exceptional Leadership Inspires the Best Effort in Others

There is a steady stream being written and taught about... Read More

Leadership Prep

So you want to be a leader? Or you want... Read More

Leadership Success and its Greatest Barrier: the Law of Administrivia

Years ago, a very wise, and often cynical boss of... Read More

Embracing Adversity for Achievement

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll... Read More

Leadership A Perspective From Tao

Tao Te Ching said to be written by Lao Tzu... Read More

10 Attributes of Effective Strategic Leaders!

Did you know that people who lead strategically resemble fine-tuned... Read More

The Incandescence Of The Human Spirit

There lives within every individual a power, an energy, an... Read More

E=MC - Is It In Me?

How many times have you seen the E = MC2... Read More

In Leadership, The Eight Ways Of Right Action (Part 2)

In Part 1, I said that leaders who can't have... Read More

7 Excellent Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills!

Did you know that there are 7 really effective yet... Read More

Leadership Skills - 10 Ways to Beef Up

10 Ways to Beef Up Your Leadership SkillsHave you ever... Read More

Ten Steps To Effective Leadership

Many people end up in a supervisory position or SOHO... Read More

Stepping Into Leadership and Being The Source Of Your Success

Why is it that we often wait until we have... Read More

Leadership Training: The Bit They Didn?t Tell You About Changing!

A willingness to change first is one of the major... Read More

Ten Characteristics of Leadership

Many people are interested in the characteristics of a great... Read More

Leadership - Connect to Engage!

It's been said many times that true leadership is measured... Read More