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: […]

Life and Leadership Wisdom (new ebook)

Today is the release of my new book: Life and Leadership Wisdom! Here is a description of the book:

People have written hundreds of comments on my leadership blog over the years. The comments have been written by amazing people who have brought fresh ideas and insights, provided a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and enhanced the topic at hand. The purpose of this short e-book is to connect you with those people and the life & leadership wisdom they shared in their comments. You will read comments about: leadership, spiritual principles & advice, thinking, creativity, attitude, success & failure, balanced living, strengths & weakness, influence, personal growth, and planning. The comments are primarily written by fellow bloggers, spiritual leaders, and business leaders.

You can purchase the book on Amazon, just click here.

Ministry Library (site review)

I wanted to share a resource for Christian and ministry leaders, Ministry Library. Ministry Library is a user friendly monthly subscription site were you have access to short video trainings/workshops. The core topics on the site include: Leadership, church growth, small groups, communication, and church planting. Each powerful video is 10-12 minutes long, has printable notes, and team discussion guides. New videos are released on a regular basis so you will always have fresh content to watch and learn from. You also have the option of joining the private Facebook group. The value of the content in the videos is well worth the monthly $49 subscription cost.

To learn more about Ministry Library, click here.

Four Main Roles of an Effective Mentor

How to find or be an effective mentor

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One of the personal growth methods from my book, The Little Book of Personal Growth is coaching and mentorship. In the section I described what a mentor does. A mentor: Works with you on a variety of different topics or areas. Works with a person for a long period of time, so they can help […]

The Little Book of Personal Growth (2016)

The-Little-Book-Of-Personal-Growth_Transparent_Mock1 There is an unlimited potential inside of you. You can become the person you want to be and do more than you can imagine possible. How does a person make continued progress toward the life they want and achieve their full potential?

The answer is personal growth. Your choice to engage in personal growth will lead you toward achieving your maximum potential. The Little Book of Personal Growth offers practical and proven advice for you to grow yourself toward your potential. You will learn:

  • The five stages of personal growth
  • Ten core benefits of engaging in regular personal growth
  • The seven components of personal growth
  • How to identify a strong enough reason to grow
  • Why you need to be specific in your growth
  • How to find your learning style
  • The nine personal growth methods
  • How to set up a personal growth plan
  • How to structure your personal growth plan for success
  • Read the book, apply what you have learned, and you will do great things.

You can purchase the book on Amazon or by clicking here.