No matter how well trained, how well one plans, or how well meaning someone may, there is never any guarantee that his plans will work at as he intends. A leader may have nearly all the necessities of leadership, and have been educated and trained comprehensively and effectively, but if that individual lacks organization, he rarely can be nearly as effective as he should be. Effective Continue reading
Attempting to set and achieve goals under stress and worry doesn’t work.
If the words in your head are saying something like, “I really have to have $5,000 before the end of July or I won’t have the tuition to send Mary to College! What on earth is going to happen if I don’t get it? I reallllly need it, I better set a goal quickly and hope and pray that it turns up”, Continue reading
Many people are familiar with the beginning of The Serenity Prayer, which reads:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
This prayer became popular and widely known when it was adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1950s, and later by other 12-Step programs. It continues to guide Continue reading
If you have an internet business, perhaps you have run into some frustrations along the way. It is not the easiest thing in the world to learn how to market and how to set up an online business. There are a lot of disappointments and dead ends. Things do not always progress as quickly as you would like them to.
Does it seem that sometimes the computer is out to ruin your day? Or your week? Online business Continue reading
Are leaders born or made? This question continues to swirl around and is a great point to start discussion of how leaders become like the “Make It So” personage as demonstrated by the fictional Captain Jean Luke Picard of “Star Trek Next Generation.” Organizations from not for profits to for profits invest small to huge amounts of their limited resources of time, energy, money and emotions debating this question. Continue reading
What does it cost to be a leader?
Many people spend their lives schooling and earning money to become influential leaders. They think that higher degree in social studies and big bank balance are important in leadership, but the reverse is true because leadership is not about accumulation of material stuff. In politics people may need higher education, big money and political connection to enter into Continue reading
Throughout history, there have been larger than life figures such as George Washington, who led his young fractured nation’s army into a battle for independence. Corporate titans such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Steve Jobs have led the employees and shareholders of their organizations to financial success, while others like you and I have used our influence to lead family and friends to make Continue reading