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My Job Rocks! Sadly, too few people today can honestly admit they love their job, their company or in particular their long-term personal outlook. No one has to be reminded how fragile our current economy is especially in light of a [pending] new war in Iraq and how that can threaten our very way of life - perhaps even our continued employment as companies reel in an atmosphere of uncertainty.

Characteristics of an Effective Leader Many executives are hired for their technical skills and experience and fired due to a lack of leadership skills. If your employer hires an executive coach to polish your prowess should you celebrate or worry that you're considered damaged goods?

A Whack Up Long Side The Head Of Human Resources: The Leadership Imperative When we perceive the simple center in the seemingly complex, we can change our world in powerful new ways. Without good leaders, few organizations can thrive over the long run. What characterizes a good leader?

Motivational Operations

Identifying Candidates for Leadership

5 Power Keys For Leadership Success Did you know that... you can successfully handle most leadership challenges with just 5 simple strategies?

Reaching Your Potential

"He Hate Me": Turning Their Bad Attitude Into Your Great Results

Cheer-Leadership or 'All I need to know about business I learned from Cheerleading'

Storytelling - The Great Motivator of People

A Lasting Leadership Lesson: How One Leadership Talk By George Washington Saved The Revolution (And Our Fledgling Nation) From Catastrophe.

Seeking Initiative and Innovation? Reward Failure! If you want to increase initiative and innovation, you have to encourage and embrace failure. A culture that punishes less-than-ideal risk-related outcomes will stifle both initiative and innovation.

What Defines Leadership?

According to James MacGregor Burns, who authored the Nobel prize-winning book Leadership, there are at least 130 current definitions of leadership; while Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, in their book Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge, claim there are at least 350.

Successfully Yours

Leadership's Role in Branding Business is becoming more and more competitive. Small Business is the fastest growing segment of business in most parts of the world. And thanks to the internet, your competitors are no longer just the businesses down the street. They are the businesses in the next town, the next country and even on the next continent. So, as the leader of a small business, how do you succeed in a dynamic world of increasing complexity with a much larger set of competitors? The answer seems too easy to be true:

Why Can't You Think "Out-of-The-Box"? How many times have you wondered why you are unable to "think-out-of-the-box" more often?

In Leadership, Identifying Dreams That Lead To Great Results The importance of motivation in leadership cannot be denied. But most leaders overlook a critical component of motivation, the human dream. Before you can work with people's dreams, you must identify what they dream, a sometimes difficult task. Here's how to make such identification.

Choosing Between Management and Leadership: Some Things Remain Vital By now it has become obvious to most practitioners that leadership has emerged into a more prestigious, and therefore more preferred word, than management. And, indeed, there are significant differences between these two phenomena.

Leaders: born, made, or both? The question whether leaders are born or made has been asked to a dreadful point by now. And the opinions about the answer to this question remain scattered.

Team Building A critical asset: A good team is one of the most important assets of a business. In fact, it might be the most important. Your staff, they come first before your clients. A good team will lead to good client relations.

Leadership: Simple steps to leading better A good leader has a great impact on the success and failure of a business project. Leadership is all about channelizing the skills and abilities of your subordinates towards the designated goal. A leader always encourages the team, keeps it focused on the main objective, nourishes individual talent, and gives due credit where it belongs.

Vision turned into Action

Lone Wolf -- Lead Wolf

Zoom into Reality and Zip the Fluff

On St. Valentine's Day, Or Any Romantic Interlude, Woo Your Sweetheart With Chocolates, Roses ... AND A Leadership Talk

Top News Items

Keough Joins Vozzcom as Director of Human Resources (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.----Vozzcom, the leading provider of broadband fulfillment services, announced today that Timothy Keough, PHR has been appointed Director of Human Resources. Keough holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute .

Joe W. Laymon Named Corporate Vice President of Human Resources (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SAN RAMON, Calif.----Chevron Corporation today named Joe W. Laymon corporate vice president of Human Resources, effective immediately. Laymon joins Chevron from the Ford Motor Company, where he was group vice president of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Affairs.

Nineteen researchers selected as 2008 Leopold Leadership Fellows (Stanford Report)
Nineteen environmental researchers from across North America have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2008.

Central Exchange's women's Leadership conference April 22 (The Kansas City Star)
The Central Exchange's sixth annual Women's Lyceum leadership conference will be April 22 under the theme of "Organic Leadership: Grow Your Natural Abilities."

Olmstead students attend Leadership conference (News Democrat & Leader)
On February 25th and 26th, representatives from Olmstead Middle School attended the "Great Kids Summit" Leadership conference in Lexington, Kentucky. This seminar featured Stedman Graham as the keynote speaker, with other prominent national leaders holding workshops during the two-day event.