How To Effortlessly Pick The Next Best Book To Read

The 4 step system to picking a book

How To Effortlessly Pick The Next Best Book To Read

Harry Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Reading is a crucial element for sharpening your leadership skills and growing your skill levels. The challenge is there are countless numbers of potential books to read. I struggle and take a long time each month picking the books I’m going to […]

The Healthy Leader (Pt.2)

How to create healthy habits

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In the first section we talked about some of the benefits from being a healthy leader and several reasons why leader forsake their health. We also talked about the first habit which was the food, drink, and drugs we consume. I’d recommend reading the first part if you have not already. Let’s continue talking about […]

The Healthy Leader (Pt.1)

How to create healthy habits

The Healthy Leader

The healthy leader is a productive and effective leader. Being healthy promotes energy, strength, and endurance. Shifting your focus on making healthy habits can tremendously benefit your life and leadership. The sad reality is too many leaders forsake healthy habits. The reasons for not creating healthy habits can be convincing. Five reasons include: There is […]

5 Convincing Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group

Why you need to join a mastermind group

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At the start of the New Year my good friend, author, and business owner Paul Sohn invited me to join a local mastermind group. We went through John C. Maxell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential. For several months we read 2 chapters each week on our own […]

How To Reignite Your Passion For Leadership

Reignite your passion for leading

How To Reignite Your Passion For Leadership

Think back on when you first became a leader. How was your passion level for the leadership position? If you were like me, I’m sure your passion for your new role showed brightly through to everyone around you. Now look and see how your passion is today. Do you still have the same fire and […]

How to Remain a Competent Leader

Three proven ways to remain competent

How to Remain a Competent Leader

The competence level of a leader determines how successful they will be in their leadership position. Competence means, “Having the necessary abilities, knowledge, and skill to do something successfully.” One who is highly competent can produce tremendous results. Competence allows a leader to effectively execute their roles and to function effectively in their core areas […]

How to use Music to Positively Impact your Leadership

The surprising benefits of music

How to use Music to Positively Impact your Leadership

Albert Einstein said, “I see my life in terms of music.” Take a minute to think about the last time you heard one of your favorite songs or listened to your favorite playlist. How did it make you feel and what were your emotions after listening to your favorite songs? I’m sure you felt better, […]

5 Benefits of Attending a Leadership Conference with a Team

Benefits of attending a conference with a team

5 Benefits of Attending a Leadership Conference with a Team

Attending conferences should be a part of every team’s personal growth plan. Leaders are responsible for the growth and development of their people. Having your people attend a conference together, especially a leadership conference can bring many benefits. Here are 5 benefits of attending a conference with your team: 1. Sharpens leadership skills Leadership can be […]

Personal Growth on a Budget

6 free or inexpensive ways to grow yourself

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One of the false myths of personal growth or development is it costs a lot of money. The truth is personal growth does not need to be expensive. This is good news for the people who are on a tight budget, going through school, or in an entry level position and not yet earning a […]

How I Became a Leader

By tracking my own growth and owning my development process, instead of depending on my employers

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This is a guest post by Niraj Kumar. Niraj Kumar currently serves as Director of Business Engineering at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana leading a team of Managers, Engineers and Analysts. Previously, Niraj led sales enablement initiatives at Rackspace, a cloud computing and IT hosting company. Prior to this role, he held various […]

The Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2016

Books you should read

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Every year I read or listen (audio books) to a handful of books. I believe all leaders should implement the method of reading books into their personal growth plan. Harry Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” The 2 main categories I focus my reading or listening time on include: […]