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Freedom:  Life Is A Gift

Freedom: Life Is A Gift

Do you look at life as a gift or a burden? You have freedom when you view life as a gift. Viewing life as a burden makes you a slave. Here are some ways to view life as a gift:   Look at every day as a gift! Write down three things you are thankful for and...

Lessons From Churchill

Lessons From Churchill

  Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1940-1945 and again 1951-1955.  Winston Churchill exemplified key leadership skills during his reign as Prime Minister.  He was a great leader when the stakes were high.  Here are some lessons we...

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

  Friendly fire is fire coming from one’s own side.  This situation is seen in the workplace when a co-worker is angry and starts rumors or goes to a supervisor instead of directly to their peer.  Friendly fire is hurtful and causes disunity in organizations or...

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

  The first few minutes when you meet someone are critical.  You only get one first impression.  Strive to improve these essentials in making a good first impression. Handshake Don't have your hands in your pocket. Make sure your handshake is firm and your thumb...

7 Failure Factors

7 Failure Factors

Everyone has failures.  We take risks and we can fail.  We learn and grow from failures.  What we don't want is self-inflicted failure.  These are some essentials that help you mitigate failure.  Many times when we see failure, the person might be lacking in one of...

The 3 R’s of Leadership

The 3 R’s of Leadership

These skills are important if you want to be a successful leader.  To be able to lead others, you must lead yourself well. Reality Max DePree states that the first responsibility of a...

Success Begins With “Being”

Success Begins With “Being”

Success is about “being.”  I believe that being the following ten things lead to successful leadership. 1   Be a giver 2   Be grateful 3   Be encouraging 4   Be humble 5   Be intentional  6   Be kind 7   Be persistent 8   Be...

Confidence through Competence

Confidence through Competence

If you want to be a confident leader, you have to be a competent person. Be an Expert Wherever you are in your field of expertise or your work, you must know your job well. Be known as an expert in what you do. When you have the competence and can be the go-to person,...