Mentor? Who Needs A Mentor?

Who needs a mentor. . .everyone who is truly serious about achieving more of their true potential, personally and financially. In fact, Richard Brooke says:"If you're someone who wants to break out and do something extraordinary that you would not do on your own initiative, you better have a coach-and... Read More

The Four Laws Of Leadership (Part Two)

In Part One, I described the laws of motivation. In Part Two, I'll examine the laws in more detail.Law 1. Motivation is physical action. Motivation isn't about what people think or feel but about what they physically do. In leadership, you should understand the difference between inspiration and motivation.The word... Read More

Value Driver Leadership

CHAPTER 1 ************ VALUEThose qualities regarded by a person or group as important and desirable of standards and principlesWhat is value driven leadership? Have you ever considered having a value driven leadership team? Or even a team driven by values and not a team having to be driven by the... Read More

Reinventing Failure: Designing Success

I am fascinated by problems. I like to think of myself as a solution oriented individual. However when problems creep into my life as they always do I know that I am in for a major learning experience.I just finished reading a book this week that belongs on the bookshelf... Read More

The Defining Moment: The Straw That Stirs The Drink Of Motivational Leadership (Part Two)

In Part One, I described the importance of establishing deep, human connections with people you lead. I said there were three ways to do that, by communicating information, by making sense, and by having your experience become their experiences. By far, the most important and most effective way, is the... Read More

Chris Top 7 Favorite Leadership Books

1. The West Point Way of Leadership.GREAT book by a man who taught leadership at West Point for 20 years.2. Developing the Leader Within You.All around book. Follow-up book is Developing the Leaders Around You.3. Lincoln On Leadership.Looks at the Life of Honest Abe and the lessons of leadership he... 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

Why Not Lead With Emotions?

Studies have shown that companies that have acquired competencies to lead with emotional excellence are far more productive and efficient because of the impact emotional excellence has on employee morale, loyalty, retention and overall performance of the organization to name a few.Since the early 1990's and especially after the internationally... Read More

UNCLOS III Process model

The United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea was ground breaking in the way negotiations were conducted. Several strategies were employed that allowed for efficient negotiation and a reasonable outcome as viewed by all participating parties.Procedural agreements allowed for a streamlined approach, single negotiation texts, systems thinking and organization... Read More

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. He had fallen from that position though no fault of his own, yet, he didn't deserve the power that he... Read More

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Be the Samurai Sword

Relationships are constantly facing crisis. Everywhere we look people are... Read More

Learn How to Lead People

"Who rules or guides or inspires others"Having excellent guide skills... Read More

The Leadership Strategy: An Unmined Comstock Lode of Results

During the Second World War, Winston Churchill had a framed... Read More

Strengthening Leadership Development with Employees

Within every business lies a network of people who are... Read More

Three Factors Of Leadership Motivation

Leaders do nothing more important than get results. But you... Read More

Dont Be a Complainer

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

Tough Times Demand Resilient Leaders

The stock market gyrates with unpredictable and heartburning results. Icons... Read More

Mr. Shoaffs Simple Strategies to Success

(Excerpted from the Jim Rohn Sampler single CD)My first mentor,... Read More

The SAMMER Test: Leading People To Get The Right Results At the Right Time In The Right Way

As a leader, you do nothing more important than get... Read More

In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty Bad

The first time I meet a leader to decide if... Read More

Character -- Why It Matters In Leaders

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." -Thomas Paine"The best... Read More

Leadership and Change in a Holographic Universe

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

Partnership: Choose It or Lose It

Charlotte decides to do good. Charlotte is a highly motivated... Read More

Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership

"Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and... Read More

Get Angry And Then Get Results

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

Choose To Become An Encourager

"...I know that the only source of happiness is within... Read More

Top Skills Of Extraordinary Leaders

1. Good Communicator. Extraordinary Leaders are those who can take... Read More

In Leadership, Identifying Dreams That Lead To Great Results

History teaches that when people needed to do great things,... Read More

On Being A Born Leader

"Leaders are born, not made." Right? Let me ask you... Read More

Leaders ARE; Are you?

Identity CrisisIt's not only the knowledge you carry around in... Read More

Unleash It!

On airplanes, in restaurants, in the newspaper and on television,... Read More

Building Teams and Teamwork

A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals... Read More

Teen View of Leadership From Around the World

It has been stated that the world of tomorrow will... Read More

Leadership For Deep Results: Without Them Are You Wasting Your Leadership And Your Life? (Part One)

I've challenged all leaders I have worked with during the... Read More

Supervisor Training: Helpful Tips to Lead Your Pack

A new supervisor is hired to anchor a gardening project... Read More

The Synergy Effect

Have you ever considered that everything you want in life... Read More

Beyond Authority: Debunking the Top 3 Leadership Myths

Have you noticed that across the business world people are... Read More

The Leadership Vacuum

In today's fast moving, ever changing, and highly competitive world... Read More

The Seven Army Values - Theyre Not Just For The Military

The Army defines seven values that soldiers should strive to... Read More

Leadership Skills and Ability

What is true Leadership.Is leadership something we are born with... Read More

Three Growth Guidelines from Stephen Covey

I have been looking for answers to what it takes... Read More

Leadership Activity: How Leadership Agenda, Strategy, and Behaviors Shape Your Success!

"Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether... Read More

Five Steps Towards Greater Self Confidence

We watch the star athlete calmly make the final shot,... Read More