Tag: Influence

What People Teach Us: Trump — When You Assume Leadership, Who Do You Rally For?

Leadership development and attainment is a powerful process. It is a never-ending effort and can go as long and as far as someone is willing to continue learning and developing themselves.

If we choose to ascend to higher levels of leadership, we need to recognize that the work does not end there. We need to do everything…


What People Teach Us: Trump – Disturbing The Environment Taken On As A New Leader

Politics aside: How do you maintain a culture after you arrive?

You might have strong opinions from a distance about a certain job that is being carried out or not, but if you’re fortunate enough to get into that position, how long do you spend actually studying the situation to determine how it…


So, You Want To Be An Effective Leader. How Are Your Conversational Skills?

Leadership Lesson: Conversations are the fire-starters that get the effectiveness of leadership off the ground, tapping into the resources of the people in the environment, organization, and community.

Contrary to traditional — and misguided — belief, leading is not merely about coming into an environment, picking up the torch and pushing forward.

It is not merely serving as a talking head for all that…


What People Teach Us: How Trump and Solo Lose (Even More) Face When Losing

Lessons in leadership, character and integrity are everywhere. Keep an eye out for them.

We can learn from the good and positive, as well as the bad and negative. We can learn from others’ examples in order to learn both what to do and what to avoid.

We need look no further than…


What People Teach Us: Mark Cuban On The Donald

This week, billionaire Mark Cuban formally endorsed Hillary Clinton after initially supporting Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump earlier in Trump’s campaign run.

Cuban not only endorsed Clinton, but had some strong words with regard to Trump’s leadership ability in the process.

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How many people might be sticking with Trump in…


As Demonstrated In Brexit: How Do You Include A Former Opponent?

The Brexit Referendum has come and gone, and through it the people of the United Kingdom–England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland–decided to leave the European Union with the decision to leave winning by a relatively slim margin.  There are various reasons both sides of the argument supported their side and opposed the other…


For All Its Relevance And Benefits, Does Emotional Intelligence Have A Dark Side?

 

Leadership Lesson: It’s important to consider how you recognize and utilize the emotions you see and can interpret in your environment, using them to the workplace’s advantage and not only for your benefit.

Since its first mention in the leadership development field, Emotional Intelligence (or “EQ” for “Emotional Quotient”) has been seen as the someone’s ability to understand and read their environment with…


What People Teach Us: Muhammad Ali — Free To Be What I Want

Every so often society endures the passing of an icon–someone whose absence makes the world feel like it’s lost a bit of its luster and faded in energy.

These icons are people who seemed to not only stray from the script of what society expected of them, but took the…


What People Teach Us: Bill Clinton — What’s Going On Behind The Curtain?

What can seemingly be more powerful than someone’s actions?

Perception.

With actions, the detail and results are known and, most often, witnessed.

With perception, the imagination of each person curious enough to think about an issue can roam wild and come up with its own interpretation of events. There is no limit to the imagination so, therefore, there’s no limit, really, to…


Regardless Of The Title Of Anyone You May Be Dealing With, Respect the Person

Leadership Lesson: One true measure of leadership is how you treat someone who can do nothing for you, ensuring their dignity, reputation, and pride remain left in tact after any interaction.

It’s obvious that throughout the workplace relationships exist, reflected in how we interact with one another.  The success of the organization is based on how smoothly those interactions function.

One…


The Example You Set Is Powerful, So “Be The Change You Want To See”

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The first time I had heard (or seen) this saying was soon after I had graduated college when a friend had carved it into the dirt that caked my car….


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