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The 11 Secrets to Sales Leadership

In his classic book, “Think and Grow Rich”, Napoleon Hill discussed the eleven secrets of leadership. Recently, as I was reading the book, it occurred to me that the attributes of strong leadership and effective selling have a tremendous amount in common.

Business Team Leadership: Pull Them, Don’t Push Them

This article is primarily directed toward people who work at home in a business that happens to involve teamwork in a network marketing environment.

New Proposal Partnership For Los Alamos Leadership

In the wake of the resignation of G. Peter Nanos, the University of California and Bechtel offer a proposal to continue managing the research lab.

Managing Hypergrowth

I’m speaking today at a World Financial Symposium event on Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies.

In Defense of Thought Leadership
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Trevor Cook and David Murray skewer the term “thought leadership” on their respective blogs. I agree with both of their arguments to a point.

Leadership Comes In Many Guises

When you think of the word ‘leadership’ and how you’d define it, you’re spoiled for choice if you look up that word in a dictionary on the net.

Good Model For a Leadership Blog

The GM FastLane Blog is attracting quite a lot of commentary and opinion, with varying views being expressed on how effective it is as a means of engaging with GM’s customers.

A New Age Of Small-Unit Leadership

Recent mergers in many industries remind me of a point that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower often made, “Generals move the pins on a map,” he would say, “but the front-line troops have to get the job done.”

Creating Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership is a term thrown around enough times by enough people that it tends to lose face value. So it is great when we have some concrete examples of thought leadership.

Team Leadership: Just Remember To Pull Them, Don’t Push Them

This article is primarily directed toward people who work at home in a business that happens to involve network marketing.

A Whack Up Along Side Of The Head Of Human Resources: The Leadership Imperative

When we perceive the simple center in the seemingly complex, we can change our world in powerful new ways.

Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

My experience working with thousands of leaders world wide for the past two decades teaches me that most leaders are screwing up their careers.

IT leadership is not just for CIOs anymore

We live in interesting times. Not so long ago, we IT practitioners may as well have dressed in capes and pointy hats with stars and moons on them. What we did was a mystery to the rest of the company and had a whiff of magic. Then like a magic trick gone bad, there was a huge puff of smoke on Wall Street and voila! We were standing in our underwear for all the world to see.

Juniper Networks Grows Market Share Leadership in SSL VPN

Infonetics Reports that Juniper Networks Has 57 Percent of the SSL VPN Market; Leads in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Unit Shipments.

Sify Recieves Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for IP VPN Markets

Sify announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for IP VPN markets for the year 2003.

Lessons in Leadership: What NOT to do…from a Canoe!

When it comes to fishing, my husband takes the lead. But his lack of leadership ability in a recent canoe trip on the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota offered wonderful lessons on how leaders can unknowingly screw up.

6 Key Elements to Leadership

You are on your way to build a large organization in your primary network Marketing Company? It is important to establish yourself as a leader. The thing is that most people never got trained to manage people. Leadership is not about knowing everything, it’s more about knowing how to distribute the energy of a group.

Overture Europe Changes Leadership

Overture Services, an Internet search firm, has promoted Stephen Taylor to the managing director for Overture Europe. The move replaces Nick Hynes, the man responsible for launching Overture in the UK.

(Striking a Career and Personal Life Balance) Six Books to Consider Reading

In my book “Eleven Leadership Tips For Supervisors,” I offer a number of helpful hints and follow up questions for the reader to reflex upon. “Who Am I” is the title of chapter three. Work environment, health, wellness, spiritual and other personal questions are raised. The last question in this chapter is “how are all these things affecting your leadership style and effectiveness?” I conclude the chapter by stating “leaders do their best if they are taking care of themselves.” Striking a balance between your personal and professional life is the key.

Appreciative Inquiry: A Powerful Project Leadership Tool

I was recently introduced to a concept called appreciative inquiry (AI) at a conference in Phoenix, Arizona, called Amplifying Your Effectiveness. I was so excited about the possibility of using AI with project teams that I searched the internet to find more information. I discovered that Dr. David L. Cooperrider of Case Western Reserve University is one of AI’s primary originators. AI originally grew out of the organization development (OD) field as far back as the 1970s.

7 Leadership Strategies to Help you Handle Change

Change before you have to. The external world always demands change and improvement. Beat the market. Create internal mechanisms that force you to make changes long before you have to.

– Kathleen O’Connor