Self-Leadership, My Most Difficult Challenge

A leader’s greatest challenge and most difficult task, is self-leadership. If you lead yourself correctly, you will influence others and they will follow.  Failure to manage your self-leadership will create a loss of respect and the inability to influence, causing people to leave and follow others. Read More

TIPS TO GET BETTER AT SMALL TALK

I recently published a blog titled, “8 Personal Habits That Will Ensure A Good First Impression.” Number 8 on that list was “Initiate Relevant Small Talk”. I discuss the need for relevant small talk and how it can create a connection and lead to building a relationship. Effective small talk can provide clues in providing a deeper understanding of that person. Read More

REALLY, YOU LEAD PEOPLE?

There is a very small percentage of leaders that act and behave poorly. I feel I’ve probably worked for more than most. My career has been full of poor leaders. Heck, there are a lot of my past and present employees that might say the same about me. Read More

10 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE

Want to increase your influence?  I think the 10 actions and concepts below will help you.  As you have probably heard me say or read John Maxwell’s writings, he defines leadership as Influence,Nothing More, Nothing Less. I work daily to increase my influence.  However, I’ve come to realize that influence takes time.  It requires consistency and tenacity.… Read More