What makes a person into a leader? Charisma? No. Communication? No. Experience? No. They deserve a promotion because of past efforts? No. What ideas do you have? There is one characteristic without which you cannot be called a leader. Followers? Yes… but what do you need to have as a leader so that others actually… Continue reading What is the fundamental characteristic of a leader?
This is a guest post from Ronald Cain. Ronald taught English in Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe for ten years. Teaching has provided him with lifelong lessons about confidence. Over to Ronald… I was a shy child. I consider myself an introvert. I let this label define how I thought I should live my life. In… Continue reading 7 Strategies to Stop Self-Sabotage and Reach your Potential
Life is too short to figure everything out on your own. Humans spend the years from birth to 12 learning how to survive. Our parents have a vested interest in helping us develop the Stop there: we merely survive. We live in a highly complex society. There is intense competition for status in whatever hierarchy… Continue reading You Don’t have Time to Figure Everything Out on your Own
A list of the books I have read during 2020. Currently Reading January 2021… Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, Scott Galloway. non-fiction. Prof Galloway is a provocative thinker. He is not always right, but he takes strong positions and makes good arguments. Even when I disagree, his arguments help me clarify my beliefs and… Continue reading Books read in 2020
The best leadership book is not one that you can buy. It is your own life, if well documented. Do you take time to document your life? Do you take time to look at your past year and get clear on where you are, and where you are going? Last year Covid-19 brought a lockdown… Continue reading Reflect on the Past, Clarify the Future
In golf, one poor shot can trigger a state of mind that leads to a run of poor shots. I hit my drive into the bunker. In frustration, I try a more difficult shot than I should, and put it in another bunker. I then try and hit it extra hard to reach the green… Continue reading Breaking The Downward Spiral
Some things require patience. “Don’t just do something, sit there” Some things can’t be rushed. Sometimes patience is necessary. I have a metaphor I use as an entrepreneur at challenging times in life. If you are travelling on a boat along a river, if the river is going the other direction, you are better pulling… Continue reading Don’t just do something, sit there…
I was interviewed by Thomas Capone of the New York Distance Learning Association yesterday and the video recording of our 55 minute conversation is now available on their website. About Thomas Capone, Director NYDLA Thomas A. Capone is CEO of MTP-USA, one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the United States. Servicing over 300 of… Continue reading Interview with New York Distance Learning Association
Be Persistent. Success takes time. Tom Peters often says that “Everything important in Life takes time”. If you can start something and get it done ASAP, it probably is not that important. In order to plant the seeds for important things… you need to shift your time horizon to the long term. Building trusted Relationships…… Continue reading Everything important in life takes time
“There is no stress” Warren Rustand Every year in November (except this year of Covid travel restriction) I have the privilege of teaching on the EO Global Leadership Academy together with Warren Rustand. Each year a debate starts. Warren says “there is no stress”. 28 world leading entrepreneurs all disagree… and 6 days later, most… Continue reading Stress? There is no Stress.