A confident leader is like a duck. Above the water he is calm and poised, while below the water he is driven by a flurry of focused activity. – Todd Stocker Have you ever been near a person going through a panic attack? It’s a pretty scary situation even though you are not in danger Continue reading…

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A leader should demonstrate his thoughts and opinions through his actions, not through his words. –  Jack Weatherford  Hypocrites. Every last person on Earth hates and distrusts hypocrites. But what is a hypocrite? Well, more often than not, they are a person who says and promotes one thing while doing the exact opposite. But that Continue reading…

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One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure. – Howard Schultz Are you a fan of big blockbuster movies? If not I am assuming you at least are familiar with the medium and the culture. How often Continue reading…

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Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far more than dictating demands. – Dan James Remember when you were a teen and you felt that your parents sometimes or even oftentimes misunderstood you? Can you remember a time when you felt they simply “dished out orders” and “had your whole life figured Continue reading…

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You have to lift a person up before you can really put them in their place. – Criss Jami Have you ever changed your whole life or at least made a life changing decision based on a fortune cookie? No? Why not? It would be simple to say that “no sane person would do that” Continue reading…

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The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. – Seth Godin Conviction is contagious. Having and working in close quarters with a confident person who has true and lasting conviction in his work is contagious. Do that and it will rub Continue reading…

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The manager asks how and when. The leader asks what and why. – Warren G. Bennis Organizational skills are paramount. Being able to keep a good overview over the entire picture is not only necessary but crucial to success in any organization. But these are important things that can be delegated, because these are things Continue reading…

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The only real training for leadership is leadership. – Anthony Jay There were two young boys who grew up together. They were neighbors, about the same age and went to the same school. One of the boys was more of a book worm and liked to dabble in exploratory preoccupation. He read Karl May and Continue reading…

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