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1). 10 tips that can set you on the fast track of being “king” in the boss world  By : paul wilson1
A boss is the head of an organization or department in a business. He or she as the case may be is the person in charge of effective functioning and responsible for instituting business plans. Donning the mantle of a great boss is a commitment for life. You need to reach out in every way. The cornerstones to becoming a great leader who...

2). Public Speaking Lessons  By : James Masterson
The benefits of communication are evident from the least sophisticated creatures to the most advanced as in humans. Perhaps, among the creatures especially endowed with the power of communication, humans make use of them more intensely and with a purpose that each speech made has had some effect on the people who hears them.

3). Keeping Conflict in Perspective  By : Judy Ringer
A friend told me about a conflict she was having with her next door neighbor. Due to a misunderstanding the neighbor was pretty upset, so much so that when they passed on the street and my friend said hello and reached out to shake his hand, he withdrew it, avoided eye contact, muttered a monotone “hi” and quickly walked past her.

4). Four Questions About Leadership  By : Kevin
I hear four questions asked about leadership often. This article gives a short answer to each of these important questions. Why Does Leadership Matter? Parents universally hope that their children develop leadership qualities. They know that leaders are people who are effective in what they do, are respected by othe...

5). Ask Don't Tell Leadership - How Do I Create Accountability As A Leader?  By : Gary B Cohen
Dear Coach, Question: I own and run a company, but my leadership skills are sometimes lacking. My Senior Team refers to me as “Mr. Softy,” because I fail to discipline those who breach company policies. I am having particular difficulty with my VP of Sales. While he does bring in new accounts, he consistently enters them incorrectly an...

6). A Key Element In Public Speaking: Timing Pauses  By : James Masterson
Timing is essential when speaking in public. The cliché: It is not what you say but more on how you say it, applies so much to public speaking. Where you put your pauses during your presentation is one of the important aspects of maintaining an audience that is free from drowsing off. Couple this with humor and you are definitely on a...

7). The REAL International Gold Standard: The Leadership Talk  By : Brent Filson
PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided to the author, and it appears with the included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com Word count: 2400...

8). The Best Managers Are Leaders Too  By : John Wright
I was flying home several months ago from a management-leadership program I was teaching for a company in Phoenix, and I struck up a conversation with the gentleman next to me on the plane. During the conversation, I asked him if he considered his boss to be a good manager, and he said, “Yes, he is.” I then asked him if he thought his boss was a go...

9). How To Delegate: One Key Step Towards Leadership  By : Paul Lemberg
You've made an unusual discovery - there's not enough time left at the end of the day. The corollary, of course, is your list of important things to do never gets smaller. In any company, the CEO's to-do list has the potential to grow infinitely. What's a senior executive to do? This is not simply a personal problem. Your ...

10). Effective Public Speaking: Audience Contact  By : James Masterson
Although speaking in public is really a monologue of sorts, this monologue is addressed to a ready, able and receptive audience who wants to learn from you as much as you want to learn from them. Speaking in public would be more effective if it is listened to. The following are effective tips to maintain that necessary contact with the...

11). You Are Your Own - President  By : John Di Lemme
Congratulations! You are the president of your own nation, and it is called "Imagination". This particular nation is the driving force behind your life and is the underlying factor for your future. You need to realize that you have an enormous responsibility as the President of this Nation, because you need to always focus on the future and strive ...

12). Act on Some of the Facts  By : Sean North
Making any decision without having all of the information and facts beforehand can be very tough. I spoke with a young man recently and he told me that some of his professors had changed the rules on him in the administration of his classes. The syllabuses of a couple of his classes had been altered, which switched exam dates. He was also notified ...

13). How To Master Your Material For An Oral Presentation  By : James Masterson
One of the techniques that great public speakers have is knowing their material. You cannot be a master mechanic and give a speech on "How to Grill the Perfect Steak". It is very important for a speaker to have a mastery of the topic that he will present so that his audience will be properly informed. After al...

14). Abe Lincoln: An Extraordinary Leader  By : Sean North
Perhaps noted as one of the greatest United States presidents of all time, Abraham Lincoln’s early life may not have reflected his potential greatness. He failed in business. He lost election to the state legislature, Speaker of the House, nomination for Congress, appointment of land officer, U.S. Senate twice and nomination for Vice President. Aft...

15). 8 Steps to Effective Christian Leadership  By : Sean Mize
1) Probably the most important thing you can do as a Christian leader is to clean up your act---if there is anything in your life, moral or ethical, which would not stand up to scrutiny if the entire world found out---you must eliminate it immediately. Do not give anyone an occasion to think that you are a hypocrite. 2) Be sure that ev...

16). Be A Leader Not A Follower  By : blueboy
Most people in life are happy to follow the lead of other people, to sit on the fence in a debate or have the attitude of hiding at the back of the class. The most successful people are leaders and make things happen for themselves by taking a positive attitude and through working very hard to reach their goals. We are all able to become leaders an...

17). In Leadership, The Critical Convergence Drives Great Results  By : Brent Filson
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18). Entelechy Speaks to Bill George about Authentic Leadership  By : Terence Traut
I’ve had the pleasure and honor to meet some of the world’s greatest leaders and leadership gurus, from Sir Richard Branson, General Tommy Franks, and Captain Mike Abrashoff to Dr. Warren Bennis, Dr. Henry Mintzberg, and Tom Peters. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Bill George, former chairman and chief executive of Medtron...

19). Preparing Yourself When You Speak In Public  By : James Masterson
Public speaking does not have to be difficult. Here are some tips to help you prepare for public speaking. You don’t need to be perfect in succeeding in speaking in public. You do not need to be too witty and brilliant to be successful when you speak in public. Public speaking is not all about that. It may look like it i...

20). Fun and Learning – A Deeper Connection  By : Kevin
For 15 years I’ve taught trainers and leaders and instructional designers the importance of making any learning event more fun. I’ve given them reasons and ways to do it. I’ve written about it many times including All of the things I have taught and techniques I have used are valuable and helpful. And they aren’t enough.

21). Preventing the Misconduct of Your Children or Employeess  By : The Master Blog Builder
Human behavior, whether that of a child or a grown employee, always stems from a goal or purpose. Starting as a thought, the behavior is further enforced by triggers of the emotions and senses. This behavior, when it is "good", gets us rewards and recognition, while on the other hand, negative, or "bad", behavior creates a strain on a relationship,...

22). Leadership & Teamwork  By : Kim Olver
Strong, positive teamwork is defined by a leader who has a vision and the ability to inspire his or her team to work toward the realization of that vision. The leader is not threatened in the least by the expertise and diversity of his or her team. Rather, a good team leader engages his or her teammates in a discussion about what qual...

23). Six Important Managerial Skills for Leadership  By : Barbara White
A mark of a good leader is to provide constant motivation to his team to maintain an excellence and quality in results. A good leader is always looking for ways to improve production and standards. Here are six skills you can develop in working to attain quality in the team. 1. Observation This is an important aspect tha...

24). 10 Reasons Why Friendliness Is A Leadership Necessity  By : Brent Filson
PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided to the author, and it appears with the included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com Word count: 1273...

25). How To Distinguish Public Speaking Problems  By : James Masterson
Fear of speaking in public is number one in the list of "phobias" which Americans have. Phobia is defined as a persistent or intense fear of a certain object, activity or situation. Fear of public speaking is one type of social phobia which is often associated or developed through a person's adolescence. How w...

26). Speaking Well In Public Is By No Means Accidental  By : James Masterson
You might possibly know how jokes can complement your speech. But jokes can also cause your speech to be disastrous. Jokes are both a boon and bane to a speech. If you are very much in comfort with it, use humor. Just check it first if it fits, serving as a breaker between sections or emphasizing a certain point. A funny and great lin...

27). Get Out Of The Communication Stone Age: Give Leadership Talks  By : Brent Filson
PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided to the author, and it appears with the included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com Word count: 715

28). Why You Need A Board Of Advisors/Mastermind Group  By : Kerri Salls
This week I’ve had a lot of discussions with people about Mastermind Groups. All large corporations have a Board of Directors to be sure the company stays true to their mission, hit their numbers and fulfill their responsibility to stockholders. Small businesses (even sole-proprietorships) need them too. But usually, only those small businesses who...

29). From Basics To Mastery  By : Kerri Salls
For all of us, emotional intelligence encompasses five basic areas of mastery. They are: - Knowing your feelings and using them to make life decisions you can live with. - Being able to manage your emotional life without being hijacked by it -- not being paralyzed by depression or worry, or swept away by anger.

30). Attitude Determines Altitude  By : Kerri Salls
Your attitude determines your altitude – in business and in life. You can’t change someone else’s attitude for them. But this powerful adage is a great reminder that you can put in front of anyone who needs an attitude adjustment. I want to talk about a few of the many ways each of us can develop a winning attitude every day. It’s what leaders do. ...

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