NEW DIRECTIONS IN LEADERSHIP CORPORATE TRAINING   New Directions Leader As Beginner: Part Ten   “Every minute I’m a different man.” – Pablo Picasso   How do we maintain “beginner’s mind” and sustain a constantly fresh outlook, one that will give us clear insights – instead of dull, routine or unimaginative perceptions – so as leaders we may inspire those who follow us?    Arthur Rubinstein, the great classical pianist, had a response

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   Have you ever been in a situation where your confidence was shaken? If you’re being honest I know the answer is yes! Since we’ve all been there, how did we get past it, if we ever did? I realize that probably the majority of us who’ve had our “confidence bell” rung, have a tough time climbing back into the ring for more. We figured out that avoidance is less painful. Is it really? Carrying

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After years of study about barriers to change and optimization, I have identified 4 core management beliefs that impact profit, culture and change: 1) what management believes about change 2) what management believes about their role in change 3) what management believes about what is possible to achieve 4) what management believes about what is possible to change These beliefs: 1) either limit or maximize profit in ways that equipment and systems cannot do. 2)

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Leaders know how to follow too; they know that being a team player means setting the example, even if they may not want to … (watch video)   Tom Crea is a Leadership Speaker and Performance Coach who works with groups of managers who want to build teams and lead.  He served a career in the U.S. Army where he specialized in developing leaders, improving communication, and building teams. For more information visit www.blackhawkleader.com

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No matter where you go in life, you'll find that humans share similar goals: we are all seeking happiness, success, good health, wealth, and love. Some are fortunate to acquired some or all of them. And yet as quickly as we obtain them we can lose them or they can disappoint and hurt us. You study and prepare for the career of a lifetime, reaching the pinnacle of success only to suffer the consequences of

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Leadership Stew

Posted by Mark Sorrels
Category : Blog

Hobo stew, poor man’s stew and Burgoo are delicious dishes that please the palate and fill the tummy.  The cooking of beef, rabbit, chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions and other ingredients in the same pot is what gives stew its unique flavor and place in the culinary world.  Looking into the pot, one can easily identify the various types of meats and vegetables called for by the recipe.  When one carrot is removed from the pot

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   I’d like to have a conversation about how to “Be Better” when put in challenging situations.  Haven’t we all had experiences with others whom we felt or believed were challenging us in an unkind way? This could be those whom we are close to or just casually know.  I don’t know about you, but my normal instincts have always been to retaliate in anger, which almost always ended poorly. I’ve learned that the wise

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Semantics to some, but if people are the organization's most valuable resource, servant leaders will treat everyone with dignity and respect.  One definition of management is to be in charge, to exert control or to make submissive to one’s authority, discipline, or persuasion.  Another definition of leadership is to show the way, to guide, or to direct.  Which do you prefer? Would you rather be managed? or led? Management and leadership characteristics are not the same.   When

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I have pasted below a blog post I wrote recently.   The heart and soul of the piece is that there is a self-evident best mindset paradigm for capitalism as a catalyst for long term value creation. It has remained mostly (and tragically) under-used over the decades.   There are many reasons. One fundamental and longstanding reason, though, is a misconstruction or misunderstanding of Adam Smith’s teaching. In more recent years the dogmatic teaching and assertions of

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  LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS TRAINING   New Directions Leader As Beginner: Part Twelve     “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ? Anais Nin   As New Directions Leaders, we are fully aware that life offers no guarantees, even when our vision is perfectly clear. Here’s an example of what I mean:   About eight years ago, I stopped talking to my wife. Actually, she had stopped talking to me too, and it

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