Passion Is Contagious

Find someone in your life who demonstrates passion

 in their field of endeavor. Interview them; learn from

 them; find out why they are so excited about what

 they are doing. Studying the passion in others will

likely spark more passion in YOU!

~Scott V. Black

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180 Ways to Life Your Life Like It Matters

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Is Motivation Important? You're &%# Right It Is!

Is Motivation Important? You’re &%# Right It Is!

When individuals and teams are motivated, extraordinary things happen.  Employees don’t simply perform their jobs; they attack them – eager to make contributions. And the results are obvious:  customers are delighted, the workplace is energized, innovations – large and small – happen with regularity, revenues are healthy, and the organization continually grows and develops.

So how can you motivate your team members to be more involved and engaged in their jobs? Well, the academic answer is you can’t! Motivation is internal – it comes from deep within each of us. The only person who can truly motivate a person is the person. But, although you can’t control motivation, you certainly can affect it. You can create conditions where employees want to be motivated and therefore motivate themselves. And here’s one you can take to the bank: With few exceptions, all people want to achieve, contribute, and be a part of something special. Our inherent drive challenges us to achieve. Your task as a leader is to harness and nurture that drive … to feed it and help it to grow.

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The 10 Commandments of Leadership


 “Leadership is the essential skill for individual and organizational success in the 21st Century. And, The 10 Commandments of Leadership will give you the inspiration and leadership application skills you will need to meet these challenges.”

~Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

Is Motivation Important? You’re &%# Right It Is!

Is Motivation Important? You’re &%# Right It Is!

When individuals and teams are motivated, extraordinary things happen.  Employees don’t simply perform their jobs; they attack them – eager to make contributions. And the results are obvious:  customers are delighted, the workplace is energized, innovations – large and small – happen with regularity, revenues are healthy, and the organization continually grows and develops.

So how can you motivate your team members to be more involved and engaged in their jobs? Well, the academic answer is you can’t! Motivation is internal – it comes from deep within each of us. The only person who can truly motivate a person is the person. But, although you can’t control motivation, you certainly can affect it. You can create conditions where employees want to be motivated and therefore motivate themselves. And here’s one you can take to the bank: With few exceptions, all people want to achieve, contribute, and be a part of something special. Our inherent drive challenges us to achieve. Your task as a leader is to harness and nurture that drive … to feed it and help it to grow.

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Today’s Leadership Solution comes from:

The 10 Commandments of Leadership


 “Leadership is the essential skill for individual and organizational success in the 21st Century. And, The 10 Commandments of Leadership will give you the inspiration and leadership application skills you will need to meet these challenges.”

~Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

Doing What Matters

You’ll find that many of the challenges you may be

facing – like negativity, stress or ineffective

communication – can be overcome by simply

investing more time in doing what matters most to

you at work and at home.

~David Vittoria

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Life Begins When You Do!

Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it.

~John Keats

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Life Begins When You Do

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Not Enough Hours In The Day?

Not Enough Hours In The Day?

Well, here are some tips and techniques from noted author David Cottrell’s book TIME! 105 Ways to Get More Done Every Workday:

# 2     Set your alarm clock 15 minutes ahead. Yes, it’s kind of like playing a practical joke on yourself, but you’ll be surprised how it can help you get going in the morning if you just wake up and pretend it’s 15 minutes later than it actually is. You’ll get out the door faster and into the office sooner – or, if some minor catastrophe occurs that throws potholes in your way, you’ll have some extra time to wrangle with them.

# 61   Focus on what’s important. Take care of the most important item on the agenda first.  If nothing else is accomplished, make sure you accomplish the most important reason for calling the meeting. This is worth repeating: Do not allow time in meetings for solving hundred-dollar problems when you’re spending thousands on the meeting.

# 96    Want to make a positive difference? Ask your peers and subordinates, “What do I do that wastes your time and hinders your performance?” Be prepared for some frank – and surprising – answers. You may learn that some of your efforts are not really helping others be more productive.

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TIME! 
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Loyalty means…

Loyalty means not that I agree with everything you say or that I believe you are always right. Loyalty means that I share a common ideal with you and, regardless of minor differences, we fight for it, shoulder to shoulder, confident in one another’s good faith, trust, constancy and affection.

~Dr. Karl A. Menninger

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Wisdom of Wolves
Leadership Lessons from Nature

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Building Relationships

In helping others and receiving help through networking, you are creating a spirit of interdependence that is practical and beneficial as well. No other business skill is as valuable or provides a more lasting legacy than networking to help you reach your goals. In the process, you can build relationships which last a lifetime.

~Peggy Collins

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What Is The Essence of Leadership?

What Is The Essence of Leadership?

In Mac Anderson’s leadership bestseller, he outlines nine powerful perspectives to build effective and respected leaders:

  • Walk the talk.
  • Keep it simple and keep it real.
  • Celebrate successes.
  • Know that courage matters.
  • Keep hope alive.
  • Take responsibility.
  • Develop a “service attitude.”
  • Aim for the heart.
  • Make a difference whenever and wherever you can.

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The Essence of Leadership

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Your People

Competitors may approximate your products, replicate your services, and even install the same leading-edge technologies that you use, but they cannot duplicate your people. Fact is, its workforce is the only truly sustainable competitive advantage any business has.

~Rich Layton

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Three-Dimensional Interviewing
Hiring for Capability, Commitment, and Chemistry

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