How to Discover and Develop Core Values

Posted by on January 01, 2000
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The degree to which leaders experience success or failure in business development depends on whether their core people share the same values.  The vision and strategy are critical to the vitality of the business. However, discovering and developing core values is also a key to successful business growth.  A company's values answer the fundamental business question: Why do we do what we do? Proper core values are fundamental; they are the essence of what makes a good company. Tell me the core values of your company or organization, and I'll tell you about your company.  —Aubrey Malphurs The Importance of

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  For years I have studied the insidious reality of persons harmed by perpetrators of sexual abuse.  The ones whose lives have been overthrown by such acts are without number.  Yes, I am aware of the reported statistics, but the unreported incidents far outweigh the reported ones.  The same situation exists with raging nemesis of sexual harassment.  The unreported cases are greater that the reported ones.  This is common knowledge to both researchers and employers. Our cultural delimma regarding sexual harassment is the awareness that it is rampant on the one hand, and the formal repudiation of it on the

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CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by Joan Moran on January 01, 2000
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  People of all ages – from kindergarten through college – learn, test, perform and create better when exposed to nature – the greenery that reflects growth and sometime pretty gardens. Chances are if you love nature, you are one of the smart people with well-developed five senses, intuition, environmental awareness and reflexes. The concept of green also signifies a sense of community, a sense of sharing and the give and take of open relationships. Being consciously aware of surrounding nature is one of the ingredients to developing a creative environment. It gives us the ability to create by captivating

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Simple Leadership-Part 2

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 01, 2000
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  Some aspects of leadership are simple.  Remember: simple and easy are not the same thing.  But, some aspects of leadership are simple.  Returning to our outline taken from the word “leader”, this communication focuses on the letter “E”.   “E” can stand for many things in the life of a leader.  From the simple approach to leadership “E” represents the word encourager.  All good leaders need to be encouragers because at one time or another all persons need to be encouraged.  Good leaders help others come alive because encouragement helps the heart to be stronger, the mind to be

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  Can we really stretch our mind so that we can achieve more out of life? Is it truly possible? The answer is Yes, absolutely Yes! Mind stretching is the next revolution in personal development. The Rubberband Revolution™ is the process of teaching the brain a new way of thinking, and in doing so, connecting the right/left brain more effectively. How can we teach our mind to stretch?  Is that possible? In order to answer that question we have to decide if our brain is our mind or is our brain simple part of the mind. Are they one and

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AS A MANAGEMENT SKILL

Posted by Joan Moran on January 01, 2000
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  Mindfulness meditation might seem like a touchy-feely way to train future corporate executives in management skills, but research supports the idea that mindfulness – paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment – is essential to becoming an effective leader. Mindful meditation or awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical and mental and emotional experiences.  Practicing mindfulness meditation has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity and promote a general sense of health and well-being. I made an intention a few weeks ago

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Simple Leadership-Part 3

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 01, 2000
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ADVANCE the base runner.  ADVANCE the football to the first down marker.  ADVANCE Auto Parts.  Can you guess what the letter "A" represents in the word "leader"? Using the word "leader" as an outline for simple leadership, the third letter of the word tells us that good leaders ADVANCE the mission and purpose of the group or organization.  Through their thoughts, words and actions, good leaders accelerate growth and progress.  Stagnation is irritation to a leader.  Leaders think of change and forward movement.  Change is at the heart of a leader.  Leaders who do not initiate progress are called managers.

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The Words of a Leader: Inspiring or Mind-numbing?

Posted by on January 01, 2000
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The other day I was sitting beside a young man in a meeting. He leaned over and asked me, “How did you become a leader?”  Before I had a chance to even mull this question over, he said, “I’d love to be able to tell other people what to do.” This was when I knew that my answer didn’t matter. He wasn’t cut out to be a leader. Leaders aren’t in the position of leadership to tell other people what to do; they are in the position of leadership because they believe they can make a difference. Leaders are actually

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Attitude as Dynamic “Medicine”

Posted by Dr. Josiah Rich on January 01, 2000
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  The word ‘attitude’ is from a root that means “fitted” or “to fasten, to join.”  For us, it seems we derive from this very important word that which defines a person’s mental state, emotions, or mood.  Thus the term is dynamic because it points to the dynamic nature of human life. Some have defined an ‘attitude’ as either positive or negative as the case may be.  However, ‘attitude’ such an over simplified explanation cannot possible encompass the many veritables associated with an ‘attitude.’  What is of great importance is to examine the reality of an ‘attitude’ platform that is

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I was recently asked what was the most important advice I was given that helped me to become a successful leader. While it took me a moment to ponder this, to review all I had read and all I had heard, I knew that the one thing which changed the way I lead other people was to take absolute responsibility for who I was, where I was and what I was doing. Why was this so critical to my success? Because once I took responsibility, I had the power to create change. I was no longer making excuses, pointing the

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