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The Currency of Leadership

Survive Your Promotion

As an individual contributor, your primary method of adding value to your organization is the quality and quantity of your work. Your ability to work as a team member and support others is a great bonus, but most companies will keep a

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More about Building Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

One of my memories from youth was the feeling that compared to adults, I was naïve and ignorant about almost everything. I guess most kids feel this way. In my case, it motivated me to learn. I felt that my ignorance put me at a disadvantage.

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The Free Enterprise Soul of Network Marketing

Orrin Woodward

Network Marketing was designed as one of the purest forms of free enterprise where anyone can achieve success based upon their willingness to dream and achieve. Free enterprise ensures that companies and distributors are free to serve

Your Voice of Encouragement: Why Parents Need to Read to their.

Your Voice of Encouragement

I began my first career out of college as an elementary school teacher, and my masters degree focused on how children learn to read. Yet I didn't fully appreciate the importance of parents reading to their children until I was a parent

Organizational Time Management for Leaders


Jonette Crowley, principal of Enlightened Leadership Solutions, shares an article she wrote about her perspectives on time management that she uses in executive and leadership training. Jonette Crowley 2007 100pix wide

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Tense? Careful? Don’t know what to do? Name it…

Anese Cavanaugh

I’m experimenting with posting more frequently on this blog. I want to see how it feels to me to write in shorter, unedited clips, and I want to see what kind of response we get. It’s an interesting thing to write stuff up, hit send, and have the work go out to cyberspace. Every once in a while I’ll have someone send me a note saying they use this information for “self-coaching” or that they share the posts with their teams for discussion – that is great!

Three Really Good Movies - And a Bonus.

Building Personal Strength

Most of the films that show in theaters aren't the kind I'd pay money to see. It's as if many of the best movies don't show in a lot of theaters and quickly go to DVD. Three examples, and if you love movies, I recommend all three.

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PM Quote of the Day — Leo Tolstoy

Crossderry Blog

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have

#QUALITYtweet – Book Release


My first book #QUALITYtweet – 140 bite-sized ideas to deliver quality in every project, released on 11-Nov-09 is now available on Amazon (Paperback and Kindle Versions). Check it out. I can't wait to have the paperback version in my

12 Hugs, Cupcakes, and Curiosity Before Assumptions – Another Recipe for Organizational Engagement

Anese Cavanaugh

Random thoughts this a.m. Thinking about how totally EASY it is to make a positive impact on someone’s energy and the rest of their day. And then how easy it is to create a ripple effect that goes out to those they touch.

Two Ideas to Lift Your Spirits & Business UP

Women's Leadership Exchange

This time between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays can be wonderful or extremely challenging. This year most of us are experiencing "challenging" So far the shopping reports say spending this past weekend was UP a little from last year, but the per person purchases were DOWN. So how do we focus on the UP and not the DOWN? Sometimes it can be exhausting staying positive to attract good things in your business and your life. So WLE has 2 UP ideas for you.

Leadership – What's Love Got To Do With it?

Terry Starbucker

johnwooden “It's the most powerful thing there is” – John Wooden. John Wooden is a basketball coaching legend – in his 27 years at UCLA, his teams had a winning percentage of 81%, and they won a unfathomable 10 NCAA titles

Be More Like Southwest Airlines

Eric Jacobson

If you've flown Southwest Airlines you know they're tops in airline customer service, driven by a leadership style that creates a company-wide culture where all employees own that culture.

Are you ready for 2010? What are you thinking?

Anese Cavanaugh

Are you ready? With boots on, bells on, and whatever else I care to wear into the New Year. I love the week after Thanksgiving. It’s a sign that we’re well into the holidays and no matter what’s happening in life, there’s a feeling of magic in the air.

#QUALITYtweet – 140 Bite Sized Ideas To Deliver Quality In Every Project | By Tanmay Vora

Self Help Zen

I’m enjoying #QUALITYtweet book since when it was being authored as an early reviewer. And… the journey has been fantastic! It’s a bite sized qualitative approach to deal with anti-bite sized subjects like people, process and leadership.

Major New Blog Feature - Your Voice of Encouragement

Building Personal Strength

I've been following Meredith Bell's new blog, "Your Voice of Encouragement," and I really like its positive tone. Her articles are usually based on personal stories and touch on personal strength themes. Now she's added something new and, in my opinion even more powerful - encouragement videos.

Become More Of An Optimist

Eric Jacobson

Every leader experiences periods of ups and downs. Hopefully, more up periods. If you struggle with too many down periods, it might be because you have perfectionist tendencies. Transform yourself into an optimist by: Viewing failure as an opportunity to learn and understand that failure is part of a fulfilling life. Making room for pain. Don't deny yourself permission to feel painful emotions. Setting standards that are attainable because they are grounded in reality.

Self-Confidence - The Strength to Achieve Is Within You

Your Voice of Encouragement

Your self-confidence affects your attitudes, beliefs and actions. It's natural to be unsure of yourself when you're taking on something new. Apply the insights and suggestions in this video to successfully overcome your fears and


Women in the LEAD

Gifttoself2 Long ago, I learned that sometimes stories, seemingly so unrelated to our lives, serve as mirrors to our own experiences and a validation of our personal growth. The other day a friend shared an article on Facebook about the

Three Levels of Motivation

Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady and I in our book Launching a Leadership Revolution state the three levels of motivation. This is an important principle for success to keep yourself motivated after you have been blessed with all the material trappings of

#QUALITYtweet – 140 Bite Sized Ideas To Deliver Quality In Every.

Utpal Writes

I'm enjoying #QUALITYtweet book since when it was being authored as an early reviewer. And… the journey has been fantastic! It's a bite sized qualitative approach to deal with anti-bite sized subjects like people, process and leadership

Dear Tiger….Showing Up is Important

You're Not the Boss of Me

No doubt we have all read about Tiger Woods' recent “adventure”. I have been thinking that the negative publicity surrounding the incident must be agonizing for him and his family. And yet, as a famous person and one who is a role model

Women in the LEAD: As The New Year Approaches

Women in the LEAD

Begin the coming new year by taking a transforming journey to discover your blueprint for a life design that brings you to the life of success that you want. Do it in a supportive environment

“While They Making Up Facts, We Raking Up Plaques” (Keep Working Hard in the Face of Detractors)

Managing Communities

photo credit: permanently scatterbrained Here’s another gem from the song “Victory&# by Diddy: to close out his first verse on the song, Diddy raps: “While they making up facts, we raking up plaques.&#. This speaks to a focus on one’s goals, even when faced with those who seek to harm, unfairly criticize or lie about you. [.].

Scholarship@SAP Program | Utpal Writes

Utpal Writes

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.What is it Eight semester professional training program offered by SAP in partnership with IIIT-Band BITS-Pilani whereby the degrees

Women in the Lead: Would we do things differently?

Women in the LEAD

A-timeout On some days the world seems to be spiraling out of control. It complicated and full of risks I admit I don't fully understand. I think most of all WAR is difficult for me to understand and even the best of men seem to see war

Forums Are a Different Beast (or “Don’t Bring Your Twitter or Facebook ‘Strategy’ to Forums”)

Managing Communities

photo credit: AleBonvini Recently, I was engaged in a conversation on Twitter with someone who couldn’t understand the guidelines that many forums, including mine, have regarding advertising or self promotion. Sue (@SueOnTheWeb) was involved in the conversation, too, as we were both explaining why forums were a tad different from other forms of social media, [.]. How Should I Participate