How many times in the past six months have you wished the people around you communicated better? How often have you been frustrated by miscommunication? The problem with communication is that most people are afraid to have honest communications. When you fail to have honest communications, breakdowns are guaranteed to occur. Here is the problem when you fail to deal with people in a straight and forward manner: whatever you are failing to confront is

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Jim Rohn, motivational leader and a man who took himself from rags to riches said, “Learn how to separate the majors from the minors. Most people don’t do well because they major in the minor things.” How do you spend your time? Do you know the 80/20 rule which states that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts? The CEO’s of companies know this. They understand that 20% of their

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The Dalai Lama, Adam Smith, Pope Francis and the Need For A 21st Century Dominant Mindset. The General Motors Ignition Key and Recall Issues: An Example of the Outdated Mindset In Action! And, What About High Frequency Trading as a Bad Mindset Example? This post describes, at a minimum, how to make capitalism rock and roll, and, by inference, democracy rock and roll. The Dalai Lama will join right in if we all get it

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  NEW DIRECTIONS IN LEADERSHIP New Directions Leader As Beginner: Part Two “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”  – Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki The cultivation of “beginner’s mind” is essential to the development of the New Directions Leader; it’s key. Because the beginner’s mind is an “open system”; it can expand; it can be receptive to whatever challenges come its way; it can discriminate too –

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How to Pray When You’re Angry

Posted by Janet Pfeiffer on January 01, 2000
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Category : Anger, Blog, Prayer

  I begin each day in prayer. It is a vital part of my life. Mine are not the typical “gimme” prayers. I have matured beyond the childish requests of wanting my every wish granted. (With the exception of –  I’m still praying for that pony for Christmas!) I’ve learned that what I’m seeking may not always be in alignment with Divine Will. My prayers now consist mostly of gratitude*, awareness, and alignment**. When praying

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There are more than 20 Laws truly exceptional, breakout leaders inhabit and own. In this article we will discuss the first Law. Others will follow, to be posted twice each week. Brilliant leadership—whether of ourselves or of others—requires a bold, vivid and compelling vision. If we don’t know exactly where we are going, we are like a leaf on the ocean—we end up wherever the breeze of circumstance blows us. But with a clear, compelling

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A preliminary note is in order. This idea of maximizing long term value is admittedly not new. Some organizations and some business schools apply and teach their versions of it, with some notable success. However, the idea of profit maximization over time has been most often the driving concept in business schools, corporations and certainly Wall Street – and Professor Milton Friedman, an icon to be sure, taught his ideas of this narrow purpose. Ironically

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Leading From Down Under

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Leadership, Sucess

Australia is commonly called the “Land Down Under.”  It is the land of the boomerang, kangaroo and its nearby neighbor island was once the home of the Tasmanian Devil.  It is the land of the easily identified Sydney Opera House and the home of Olympic gold medal winner Cathy Freeman.  My brother visited there; my nephew studied there.  But I, have never been anywhere near the “Land Down Under.” Leading from down under has nothing

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New Directions Leader As Mentor

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Leadership, Mentorship

  NEW DIRECTIONS IN LEADERSHIP New Directions Leader As Mentor “When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see No I won’t be afraid Oh, I won’t be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me.” – Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King, Stand By Me “Thanks for standing by me, Robert,” James told me at the end of a New Directions

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Disagreements – those annoying irritations that throw a monkey wrench into our otherwise blissful lives and disrupt any possible chances we have of experiencing serenity and  joy. Augh! “Why can’t people simply agree with me, even if they don’t, and just allow us to coexist peacefully? But, no – regardless of how right I am there are some people who will disagree simply to aggravate me. I can never win an argument and that annoys

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