So, you want to rise to the top of the company. You want the CEO, COO or CFO title. How can you get there? You might be thinking that you need or require a lot of fancy degrees, have to know the right people within the networking circle, and much more... Well, the bottom line is actually pretty simple. There is no law that states you need a degree from an ivy league school. However, having some form of a business degree is always beneficial. If you studied economics, finance,
Training is an essential part of any occupation. You need to have the proper skills and knowledge, in order to accomplish the tasks at hand. Without the right capabilities, you will not be able to handle the projects that come along. Now, if you happen to be the one providing the training, then you need to be a leader during the session. Just think about what your class really needs to know. They need a teacher who will be able to answer their questions and help them do their
I have been around CEO’s who believe that leadership is all about power. In fact, in speaking to people in D.C. they have something they call, “Potomac Fever”. What is it? Power! Taken to the extreme, I have seen leaders and CEO’s, use their power as a club. Leadership is not about getting what you want by using fear. Leadership is not “Motivation by Intimidation.” It is about encouraging and coaching others towards the goal of the organization and themselves. It is about get
Today...this moment...the now...is your only concern. You have no control over tomorrow or yesterday. Today you are going to get the most of your working day, while working to improve your personal life. To do this you will need to set time plans and you must spend your time wisely. Learn to live for NOW, instead of tomorrow or yesterday. In your time management plans, make sure to include your daily activities, work, entertainment, relax time, family time and so on... As you
I often get asked, "How Do I Find Balance In My Business and Personal Life?" I tell them, a life that has meaning and is fulfilling can happen for you. What does it take? It takes time, self-knowledge, a plan and some hard work. Here is the good news! The work will not be as difficult as you think. Why.... Because when you're doing what makes you happy. You feel this is what you were meant to do. Now, to get you started, below are twenty-steps to help you to build your plan.
There has been a lot written about leadership: rules, pointers, styles and biographies of inspiring leaders. However, there are five leadership ideas that we need to recognize and realize. Here are the five things you should know about leadership: 1. Leaders are formal and informal. There are many different types of leaders and you'll probably come across more than one type in your lifetime. Formal leaders are those we elect into positions or offices, such as senators, member
"Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one sees the stars." Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts. In life, you are always filled with choices. You may choose to have a pessimists' view and live a self-defeated life. You may decide to take the optimists' route and take a challenging and fulfilling life. Optimism has been linked to positive mood and good morale. It shows up in academic, athletic, military, occupational and political success.
A friend of mine said to me the other day, “I wish we would make new mistakes, instead of making the same mistakes.” I started to think about what he said, and realized the lesson we could all learn from this simple statement. Have you ever held back on doing something because you were afraid of failure? Most people have! Lets face it; no one likes to fail. None of us likes to feel like were ineffective, weak or lacking in any way. That is exactly how failure makes us feel. H
As Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Mentors can be a force of change and they can influence many people, including you. "Mentoring", this Greek term has been used in countless ways, but it all refers to the same idea. Giving guidance and advice to another person. Let’s take a quick look at where and what it means to be a mentor... It comes from the story of Homer. When he left, on his journey, he asked, his friend “Mentor” to look after his son.