Gone are the days where simply an office title or a person’s apparent status in a group is enough to help them influence others in order to successfully accomplish a project or some other goal. Whether it is in a private company or as a volunteer leader for a community, without the commodity of trust in their leadership repertoire, a person who “believes they can accomplish great things” may be heading for a huge fall when Read more
We as people will often face situations where we have to decide between competing values. Values that are often both positive yet the decision we make is going to be painful to either someone or a group that we care about. In such situations, the best course of action to take is not always clear, yet the choice that’s made can have major consequences. As a leader, the choices we make will always influence how others see us and in turn affect what we can get accomplished moving forward. So how do we select the best option when faced with Read more
Filed under: Leadership, Networking, Relationships, Social Awareness
Listening to the other person may be hard to do if you don’t care to listen. That sounds like a pretty straight forward of statement doesn’t it? But what if you really intend to listen to the other person? Do you know if you’re a good listener?
See if you’re guilty of any, if not all, of these:
With hundreds of thousands of different articles out on the world wide web, it can be extremely difficult to know which one to read. Being a lifelong student of leadership, I attempt to read as many articles on the subject as possible. Understanding that there are so many good articles out there on it, I wanted to share some of my recent favorites. Many of these are quick reads and have powerful nuggets of wisdom for any leader to digest. These are not the only good articles out there on leadership and success in life of course, but they are worth reading and I believe will help anyone who wishes to improve themselves, their business and the quality of life for them as well as those they share time with. Read more
Filed under: Culture and Diversity, Leadership, Networking, Personal Development, Relationships
We all know there are many great blogs out in the online world of the internet. One of my personal favorites is Guy Kawasaki’s blog. Through his blog, he releases many tidbits of wisdom and knowledge. In addition to being the co-founder of Alltop.com (an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web) and the previous “chief evangelist” of Apple, he is also the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check and The Macintosh Way. According to Guy, when it comes to being successful in life, your likeability is a key factor. Regardless of one’s age, nationality, knowledge or experience, how likeable they are will determine how effective they will be in most situations. What are ways in which you can increase your likeability? Read more