Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work. ~Tom Rath

How to Win at Failing

Win dice

Everyone fails but not everyone wins at failing. Michael Jordan said, “I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.” To turn your failures into wins you need to adapt certain fundamentals including: take ownership, learning from what happened, and picking yourself up. Let’s discuss each of those areas. 1. Take ownership- […]

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. ~Nelson Mandela

8 Essential Spiritual Development Methods for Faith-Based Leaders (Pt. 2)

Spiritual Development

Successful faith-based leaders know the importance of continual spiritual development. In part 1 we discussed these 4 essential methods of spiritual development: Prayer, worshiping, Bible reading, and tithing (Click here to read the first part). After reading the below 4 you should spend time to determine which methods you should implement into your life so […]

Answering the Age Old Question: Are Leaders Born or Made?

Are Leaders Born or Made

The question, “is a leader born or made?” has been debated for centuries. Previous generation thought leaders are only born. They believed a person could only become a leader if they had the leadership gene or DNA. In one of my previous job positions an older gentleman always went on and on about how a […]

8 Essential Spiritual Development Methods for Faith-Based Leaders (Pt. 1)

Spiritual Development

1 Timothy 4: 8 says, “For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.” God rewards those who invest in spiritual […]

4 Challenges Leaders Face when Managing Remote Teams

Managing Remote Teams

This post is written by Chris Steer. Chris is an L&D Consultant focusing Management and Leadership at Thales Learning & Development. Chris’s work involves a wide range of disciplines, from designing and developing training courses, to coaching and 360 feedback, to psychometric testing. Chris is a regular contributor to Enhance – The Magazine for Learning […]

How to Manage your Thoughts for Maximum Leadership Effectiveness (Pt. 2)

How to manage your thoughts for maximum effectivness

In the previous part we discussed 3 ways to foster and move toward good and positive thoughts: consuming good content, managing inward dialog, and starting to imagine. If you missed the first part click here to read it. Let’s look at a powerful quote before reading the other two ways to manage your thoughts for […]

The Leadership Mandate (2013)

The Leadership MandateBook description: Leadership has little to do with a title or position and everything to do with influence. The Leadership Mandate reveals that you (yes, even you) are a leader because to some degree you have influence with those around you. Since you’re a leader, I call you to start taking your influence seriously by developing the leader within you. You will learn about the 10 essential elements of influence. They include:

1. Self-Leadership: To influence people requires leading yourself successfully
2. Thinking: Move yourself above the competition by engaging in thinking
3. Relationship Skills: Relationships are the cornerstone to your life and influence
4. Lifelong Learner: Develop yourself to unlock your potential
5. Strength-Based: Concentrate on your strengths to produce maximum results
6. Communication Skills: Communication skills allow you to extend your reach and share your message
7. Passion: Have your passions the focal point of your life
8. Purpose: Be purpose driven by living out what you have been called to do
9. Personal Vision: Vision is the compass toward a bigger and better future
10. Producer: Producing results positions you toward success and achievement

The book offers practical and foundational principles to help you move toward your maximum leadership potential.

You can purchase my book, The Leadership Mandate as a Kindle version or audio book. Click here to read the book reviews and make your purchase.

5 Reasons why Leaders should Engage in Daily Personal Growth


The habit of daily personal growth is essential when it comes to your leadership and life. The fact is if you want to be an effective leader, reach your potential, and consistently deliver results you will need to always be growing yourself. We often hear about the how-to topics of personal growth. How-to increase your […]