Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Four

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 01, 2000
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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Four   “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.” – The Rolling Stones   My son Owen – he’s a really wonderful guy – and when he was a little kid – he’s about 20 now – and we’d ask him what he wanted to do, he’d always say: “Go

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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