The Power of Charismatic Leadership

"Charisma is not just saying hello. It's dropping what you're doing to say hello."

- Robert Brault, Author

Most people understand that a charming and friendly person is much more welcoming than the opposite. Yet when imagining a strong, effective leader, many people envision a straight to the point, firm voice that is more or less “telling peop...

Innovation in Education

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

- Albert Einstein

As a leader, it is often your responsibility to manage an informed and capable group of people. But as circumstances change, or personnel comes under your control who may not have sufficient training, education and company-wide messaging become essential. ...

Improving Your Online Presence

“Ignoring online marketing is like opening a business but not telling anyone.”

- Anonymous

It is no secret that the internet is one of, if not the most impactful platforms that allow modern businesses to thrive. As a leader, your understanding of the internet and how it can be used to your advantage is paramount to success. Simply put, it...

Leading Under Pressure

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

- Ernest Hemingway

No matter the walk of life, all leaders eventually find themselves in high-pressure situations. The ability to perform well in these situations can be a daunting task that is difficult to get a handle on; but being able to thrive in a high-pressure environment can be crucial to your de...

Finding Success in Brand New Environments

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

- John Wooden

Whether it is circumstances out of your control or a somewhat calculated business move, many times leaders find themselves in a position where they feel they have little or no experience in a certain area of responsibility. But finding success in an area you do ...

Maximizing Your Digital Footprint

“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.”

- Milan Kundera, Writer

Digital technology is no longer a secondary tool in modern business and leadership practices; it is essential in nearly every facet of communication and infrastructure. This sort of necessity is more than the need for computers, mobile internet, or oth...

Employing Proper Placement as a Leader

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

The implementation of effective leadership can be realized in a number of areas. From establishing a companywide culture to the selection and development of personnel, successful leaders understand that significant efforts should be taken in...

Managing Ego as Leader

“Leadership is something which other people have to recognize. You cannot demand that I am a leader.”

- M.S. Swaminathan, Geneticist

For many, “ego” is often seen in a negative light, often used to describe someone abusing their power due to an inflated view of themselves. However, ego does exist but can be utilized in a positive fash...

Prioritizing Self-Development

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

- John F. Kennedy

As a leader, you are responsible for the success of your organization and the development of all those you represent. Most successful leaders consider the growth of their personnel to be of the highest priority and worthy of constant direct involvement. Whether i...

Making Inclusion a Priority

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“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.”

- Pat Wadors, CTO ServiceNow

Oftentimes, especially in times of success, innovation and general self-reflection can be overshadowed by the stress of day-to-day business operation. It might not seem necessary to ree...