Public Speaking Basics For Starters

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The content of the speech should match the information needed by the audience. Preparing the material carefully and specifically can ensure success on your public speaking endeavor. It will be helpful to tape record one’s own speech and then listen to it carefully. Do this in front of the mirror. This would tell you which […]


How One On One Executive Coaching Can Work For You

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Does your company need a jumpstart? Is revenue low, morale declining, and your leadership tactics no longer making an impact? This may be the perfect time to look into leadership coaching. A good executive coaching program should do more than just set you up with a speaker reading over a PowerPoint presentation. Team up your […]


The Best Managers Are Leaders Too

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I was flying home several months ago from a management-leadership program I was teaching for a company in Phoenix, and I struck up a conversation with the gentleman next to me on the plane. During the conversation, I asked him if he considered his boss to be a good manager, and he said, “Yes, he […]


Leadership Is Action Not Position

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People respond to good leadership! Period! It is in all aspects of our lives, not just business. A mother is a leader in her home; a son may be leader of a team sport or a daughter the leader of the debate team. A group relies on the person in charge to actually lead them […]


Ask Don T Tell Leadership How Do I Create Accountability As A Leader

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Dear Coach, Question: I own and run a company, but my leadership skills are sometimes lacking. My Senior Team refers to me as “Mr. Softy,” because I fail to discipline those who breach company policies. I am having particular difficulty with my VP of Sales. While he does bring in new accounts, he consistently enters […]


Grassroots Leadership Principles A Review Of It S Your Ship

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At the age of 36, Michael Abrashoff was selected to become Commander of the USS Benfold – at the time, the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet. The immediate challenges that faced him were staggering: Exceptionally low morale with unacceptably high turnover. Few thought that this ship could improve. In many ways, the […]


Leadership Why Successful People Arent Always Successful Leaders

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Many people assume that if someone is successful it is because they have good leadership skills. Some people assume that if a business is successful it is because it has good leaders. Leadership isn’t something that is particularly easy to pass on to other people. Sometimes a company is successful because a past leader was […]


How To Become An Opinion Leader

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“How do I get good people to listen to me?” When’s the last time you asked yourself that? Part of the reason marketers everywhere have such a tough time getting people to listen to them is because their audiences (i.e., us) don’t believe them entirely. So how can they become an opinion leader? Problema… We […]


Attitude Determines Altitude

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Your attitude determines your altitude – in business and in life. You can’t change someone else’s attitude for them. But this powerful adage is a great reminder that you can put in front of anyone who needs an attitude adjustment. I want to talk about a few of the many ways each of us can […]


Leadership Development

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Leadership, what is it and what is the difference between being a manager and being a leader?. Definitions of leadership, there is not a single definition that everyone agrees on. Manfred Kets de Vries, a professor at INSEAD, says that leadership is a set of characteristics, behaviour patterns, personality attributes that makes certain individuals more […]


Leading Knowledge Workers Avoid These 5 Leadership Sins

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According to the latest studies, the average employee is delivering only 50% of what they are capable of offering to your organization. As a leader, you’re frustrated by this lack of performance. You’d like to clone your high performers so you can become more results oriented like the entrepreneurial companies you see in the marketplace. […]


Three Key Elements To Improving Leadership

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Great leadership is the key to success. Great communication is the key to great leadership. Think of any great leader in modern time: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John F. Kennedy come to mind immediately. They were powerful leaders because they could inspire people to follow them. It was their ability to articulate their […]


Change Leads To Power

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Change requires power. Any kind of change is a formidable challenge for most people. Yet the Lord asks us to change from our old ways and do things His way. Not an easy task! “Put off … the old man, … and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and… put on the new […]


Developing Leadership Skills

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The first area that we look at is that of Personal Attributes. This is a blend of knowledge, expertise, and competencies, encapsulated in the approach, the behaviour, of the leader. In organisations of all sizes and in all sectors, public and private, these characteristics are key to effective leadership. The essential personal attributes are as […]


Abe Lincoln An Extraordinary Leader

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Perhaps noted as one of the greatest United States presidents of all time, Abraham Lincoln’s early life may not have reflected his potential greatness. He failed in business. He lost election to the state legislature, Speaker of the House, nomination for Congress, appointment of land officer, U.S. Senate twice and nomination for Vice President. After […]


Six Important Managerial Skills For Leadership

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A mark of a good leader is to provide constant motivation to his team to maintain an excellence and quality in results. A good leader is always looking for ways to improve production and standards. Here are six skills you can develop in working to attain quality in the team. 1. Observation This is an […]


Find Out The Secrets And Myths About Leadership

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“The winds and waves are always on the side of the best navigators.” — Edward Gibbon, English Historian Leaders look beyond the current situation – beyond what is to what could be. That’s why leadership is all about change. It’s why leadership is action, not a position. Growing our leadership is also a dynamic process. […]