From Uncertainty to Breakthrough – With Confidence

Published: March 7, 2014

  I stepped up to the microphone.  A panel of eight public officials heard me present my Charter School proposal.  The mood was serious and intense. A crowded room was at my back, and my words were recorded on camera. I worked for eight months preparing a business proposal. I did my research; I spoke […]

Leadership and Vital Possibilities

Published: February 21, 2014

The best leaders have a vision of what is being built.  The exceptional leader convinces other people to join him on the journey, and with combined effort, something remarkable can happen.  Greatness may be what others call the outcome.   For the leader who started the process, getting started in that direction just felt natural – […]

From Leader to Entrepreneur

Published: February 18, 2014

  Business thinker Tony Tjan writes that entrepreneurs need “hearts, smarts, guts and luck” in order to succeed at launching a new business. I agree.  It is difficult to succeed in business, and the character of the founder is essential to the work of business creation. Leaders are often well-poised to launch businesses and take […]

Leaders work to support the organization

Published: February 14, 2014

    How does a good leader recommend action in the face of change? Consider these two factors: First, how to help the group in the face of change?  Secondly, what will most people accept?  How much change can I sell quickly? Executive Training Needed for Early Intervention Leaders work to help the business (or […]

Are you working too hard?

Published: February 7, 2014

I suppose its all relative.  I’m used to the idea of 8 hours equals a full day’s work.  Usually I work much more than that.  Sometimes my working schedule is lighter.  On the whole, I think it is necessary to put in a long day to show that I am contributing. Foolish me. What really […]

Show me Productivity

Published: January 21, 2014

Are you a productive person?  Even if you say “yes,” I believe you can press the accelerator for your inclination to action.  Productivity demonstrates that one has intelligence, action, and a will to move. The right “friends” will help you get going, and increase speed. Here are your friends for getting things done: A sense […]

Leaderly Learning: What is important to You?

Published: January 17, 2014

I’ve asked leaders this question a lot over the last year:  “What are your learning goals?”  Here is the contradiction that I heard:  Everyone agreed that learning is important (many told me, “I’m learning every day!”) but only a few could tell me specific learning goals. Why not? Do you have learning goals, and do […]

The strategic mind of the leader

Published: January 16, 2014

  Someone’s got to think differently! One of the principal functions of a leader is to do “strategic thinking,” after all, if the leader is thinking like everyone else, no one is leading! Try these techniques to give you a different perspective on your work and see if you shift your thinking style. Ask, “What’s […]

The Evolving Manager, the Changing Project

Published: January 14, 2014

As people face stress and expand their emotional range, the same people evolve into more capable people.    I believe that we continue to evolve throughout our life.  We become more capable and expand our options. Although less understood, development of character includes moral sensibility, artistic appreciation, interpersonal dynamics and some degree of flexibility. The mature […]

Do you Believe in your Decisions?

Published: January 10, 2014

The person who believes in his or her decisions displays confidence, and assures other people that the road ahead has leadership. If nothing else, the person who wears their decisions well makes a good argument for committed followership. So back up a second – if the person in charge believes in her decisions, how do […]

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