Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


This is the first of numerous posts about topics that will likely be in our next book on “personal leadership,” although that is not likely the title. Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the

Books 234

3 Rs of Dispute Resolution

Tony Mayo

Top Executive coach Tony Mayo shares his recipe for resolving disputes

Mayo 73

Trending Sources

Road Rage, Interpretations, and Workplace Conflict

The Recovering Engineer

As I returned home from taking my daughter to school last Friday, a gentleman in a van pulled out in front of me and forced me slam on the brakes to avoid hitting him. When we passed each other, he looked at me sheepishly and waved

FAQ 55

Max - My Role Model for PATIENCE

Building Personal Strength

My favorite definition for patience: the willingness to wait until the best time to take action. The hard thing about patience is that most of us don't want to wait. We want to say something NOW. We want to do something NOW. We want results NOW.

Wilde 36

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

Your Voice of Encouragement

I was listening to an interview of one of my good friends, Debbie Phillips, as she focused on the seven mistakes that keep someone from being "A Woman on Fire." The one that jumped out at me applies to males and females alike: the

More Trending

Eight Usual Behaviors Of High-Achievers

Self Help Zen

Who the heck are high-achievers? How are they distinct from not-so-high-achievers? Here is the list of common characteristics they usually have in common: They set stretch and difficult goals for themselves. While setting goals, they internally commit to it. They see opportunity in all walks of life. They always seek for new problem solving methodologies. They feel enthusiastic when they have difficult targets to achieve.

Goal 41

Dealing with Suicide On Your Online Community or Forums: How You Can Help and Protect Everyone

Managing Communities

As a community manager or administrator, the situations we have to deal with are as varied as life itself. For all talk about the online and offline worlds being different, at the end of the day, they have more in common than they do dissimilar. Unfortunately, this is not just the fun, easy parts of [.].

Communicate Like A Genius

Utpal Writes

Your ability to communicate well is your impression in the outer world. No matter how strong your goals and your success foundation are, the essence of your ability to communicate cannot be under-estimated

Book Review: Halftime

Lead on Purpose

“The biggest mistake most of us make in the first half [of our lives] is not taking enough time for the things that are really important.” In his book HALFTIME: Moving from Success to Significance, author Bob Buford explores three

Never say, “It's Just Semantics.” | Top Executive Coaching with.

Tony Mayo

Languages shape the way we think about space, time, colors, and objects. Other studies have found effects of language on how people construe events, reason

Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid


I was recently studying the anatomy of failed/troubled projects and following came out as a learning. Here are top 10 project management mistakes that should be avoided: Estimating project tasks based on poor inputs on scope and too

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.

Blog 34

Responsibility - Will You Accept the Role to Do What Needs to Be Done?

Your Voice of Encouragement

It's tempting to say "no" when faced with one more thing that needs to be done. But you have the strength within you to accept the task and do something excellent. These insights can help you figure out when to accept new roles

Video 30

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

Set A Good Example

Eric Jacobson

Another month has gone by so it's time to remind ourselves to be good leaders by setting a good example. So, let's take a few minutes today to be sure we are doing all of the following: 1. Praise when compliments are earned. Be decisive. Say "Thank You" and sincerely mean it.

Casual Conversation in the Workplace…Something to Talk About | You.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Casual Conversation in the Workplace…Something to Talk About. What's your take on casual conversation in the workplace? Do you encourage it? Do you participate in it? Or, do you choose not to involve yourself in idle talk

Nine Steps To Deal With Bad Management

Self Help Zen

At work, the unchallenged cause why people are unhappy is bad management practices. Nothing has more power to turn a good performer worst than a bad management. Woefully there are plenty of such managements around us. In the exit interviews employees may say that the reason for leaving the organization akin to they got a higher salary or something alike but the facts of anonymous surveys are something different: “Bad management motored me away.”. Management has power over you.

Steve Jobs: “Don’t Be Trapped by Dogma - Which is Living With the Results of Other People’s Thinking”

Managing Communities

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow [.].

Developing Leadership Skills While Kickstarting the New Year


Here's a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills while giving a tremendous boost to your new year! By seeing how this process supports your energy, clarity and focus, you'll realize how it could also be used as a powerful

Three P's of business success

Lead on Purpose

What is required to create a successful business? The answer to this question varies greatly depending on experience, industry and many other factors. Achieving business success seems highly complex at face value

Strategic Intuition

Tony Mayo

Experts develop deep domain knowledge that often allows them to exhibit a “sixth sense,” said ChicagoBooth professor James Schrager. Strategy may be poised to be the next field revolutionized by the same concepts that have made

Mayo 58

Seth Godin's “What Matters Now” and a Few More Gems


What-Matters-Now. Seth Godin recently released a free eBook titled “What Matters Now” – it is a collaborative effort of 70 great thinkers who have presented brilliant ideas that will truly shake you up to think deep and wide as we

Perseverance - Don't Give Up

Building Personal Strength

What's the one thing you want most? Chances are you're going to fail. The question is: When you fail, will you quit? Because chances are that no matter how smart and hard you work, barriers will stop you in your tracks. People will doubt you and refuse to support you. Mistakes will be made.

Free Yourself from Outdated Expectations

Your Voice of Encouragement

"I've got to make the bed every morning before I can leave for work," my friend complained as we were having lunch one day. She had been describing the stress she was under, all the things she had to do each day, and why she had no time

eBook 17

Leadership Guru Voting

Orrin Woodward

I received an email over the weekend from the LeadershipGuru website. In 2009, I was selected as a Best of the Rest selection on another leadership list, without having any idea I was a nominee. On this list, I was informed ahead of

Hamel 31

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten #1

Steve Farber

During my days at the Tom Peters Company , I once gave an overview to prospective clients of Terry Pearce ‘s program, Leading Out Loud, which was all about authentic leadership communication. And, to this day, probably the best program of its kind–offered nowadays by BlessingWhite ). Afterward, one of the participants came up to me and said that, while he enjoyed my presentation–that I spoke well, used slides well, was funny and entertaining, etc.–he

10 political games you play at work

Chartered Management Institute

A list of 10 political games people play at work. Related Content: Calling a halt to mindless change - 13 years on, have we learnt the lesson yet? Are you giving away your information? Managers say political rows are slowing recovery. You are not watching this post, click to start watching. office politics political games politics

Landmark Education Courses that Will Make a Difference in Your Life

Self Help Zen

Landmark Education courses are very specific NLP kind of experiences that let you feel that you are powerful! And guess what… it works most of the times for many people. I’ve learned a lot from Landmark courses. It is about distinguishing the distinctions about life.

Learn Team Member Names

Eric Jacobson

If you are a leader high up in an organization, or in charge of a large team, learn the names of as many of your team members/employees as you can -- even if that means learning hundreds of names. And, then, equally important, address team members/employees by name when you pass them in the hall, share an elevator ride, or see them in the parking lot. Everyone likes to be addressed by their name.

Confession from Ed Oakley About New Leadership Book


In the following brief video, Ed Oakley makes a confession about our “new” book, “Making Managers into Leaders: A Five-Step Framework for Breakthrough Performace. He also offers a special opportunity

Real-world examples of customer service

Lead on Purpose

customer-service Working as a product manager has at least one interesting side effect: you become keenly aware of customer service in nearly every aspect of your day-to-day activities. At the end of the day, happy customers spread the

Elevate Your Shmoozing

Tony Mayo

This short and entertaining book has been making the rounds of both my executive coaching groups. Invest an hour reading Mr. Shmooze: The Art and Science of Selling Through Relationships and consider how you might deepen and expand your

Mayo 57

Full of Life 35


When I see my 3 years old daughter playing in the park, jumping, dancing, smiling and completely immersed in her play, I always tell myself, “She is full of life”. When do you say that someone is full of life

Zig Ziglar Explains how to change an ATTITIDE

Building Personal Strength

Listening to Zig Ziglar is like listening to a sermon on LIFE. In this video, Zig tells a wonderful story about how he got a woman to change an ATTITUDE, which in turn changed her life. This video is my holiday gift to you.