Ten Positive Behaviors to Help You Stand Out in Your Company

by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed In today’s business world, being self-motivated is critical for anyone to become successful. But, doing a great job and waiting for recognition won’t work. You must also market yourself and let key people know about your skills. Career development is in your hands. Your manager is there to support you, but you are the creator of your career mobility. Here are 10 tips for standing out and moving forward. Discover your expertise. Try new tasks that Read More

Communicate with Impact: The Real Work of Successful Leaders

by Dr. Kittie Watson   Take a moment to envision the leader who has most inspired you. Rather than picturing a person holed up in an executive office, meeting with board members or talking with his or her inner circle, most of us visualize a leader who models the values and culture they seek to create. These visible leaders reach out to employees and build TRUST by seeking ways to: • Tailor messages using stories and illustrations that each employee Read More

Are You A Leader Who Enables or Empowers?

by: Ty Bennett I believe the most important leadership role anyone has in this life is that of a parent. As a parent my ultimate goal is to raise productive, self-sufficient adults, who go on to achieve and contribute more to the world than I do. If you think about it, shouldn’t that be the goal of every business leader as well? Ralph Nader said, “The function of leaders is to produce other leaders not just other followers.” And that Read More

Authentic Leadership – What’s In It For You

Written by: Dan Mulhern For original post click here Thank you to the nearly 300 people who responded to my survey about authentic leadership. Your great input fuels today’s column.   So, why focus on “authentic” leadership? Why not start-up leadership, courageous leadership, improvisational, trustworthy, heroic, servant or — well, pick your favorite adjective . . . dancing leadership, defiant, athletic, flourishing…Why authentic?   Two reasons. First, it’s about growth. We can all work to be more or less “authentic.” Read More

The Best Compliment You Can Get as a Leader

by: Dr. Marcia Reynolds He knows me. She gets me. He cares. She’s real. These comments represent the best compliment leaders, or anyone, can get. They demonstrate why people choose to trust you. With trust, they are more motivated to do well on team goals in addition to their own aspirations. The best way to earn these compliments is to demonstrate your “humanness” by admitting to your mistakes and sharing stories about when you learned life’s hard lessons. No one Read More

Learn to Communicate Assertively

by Ty Bennett Correct communication is key to success in any type of leadership.  But often, we run into individuals who miss the mark.   A passive communicator doesn’t speak up!  They don’t allow their voice to be heard and are often overlooked.  They leave the conversation with the mindset “You’re ok, I’m not.”   An aggressive communicator will dominate communication, using body language, loud speech and intimidation to steer a conversation to suit their needs. They leave the conversation Read More

Don’t Be Selfish, It’s About The Team

by Mark Eaton BE THERE FOR YOUR TEAM In an unprecedented move last month, the NBA Players Association announced it was funding a program to provide health care coverage for all retired players with at least three years of service. In the world of professional sports, this is an historic event to say the least. And frankly, it is a stark contrast to the popularly held belief that ALL pro athletes are self-centered and self-serving. Even retired athletes can fall Read More

Finding Your Center

Each day of my rehabilitation, I gained confidence and ability. Having lost all strength in my stomach muscles, I found it nearly impossible to maintain my balance if I leaned to one side or the other. Sitting on a mat with my legs straight in front of me, I would attempt to raise my hands, first one inch, then two. Raising one arm ever so slightly was enough to topple me sideways. I hadn’t the strength to sit back up Read More

The True Measure of Leadership

Who is the best football coach in the history of the National Football League? If you were to go by who has won the most Super Bowls then it is tie between Chuck Noll and Bill Belichick, who have both won four Super Bowls. If you were to judge by winning percentage then Vince Lombardi is the best coach with a winning percentage of .740. If we judge football coaches as leaders then is winning percentage or titles won the Read More