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...

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 ...

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...

Turning Talk into Action

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"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

- Abraham Lincoln

Developing an aspirational and effective culture within a business is necessary for many leaders in pursuit of success. For some, this culture is focused on communication and putting out impactful messaging to all those involved. In doing this, ...

Controlling Stress

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“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

- Bruce Lee

Despite frequent attempts to retain positivity in the workplace, stress may often be a commonplace feeling in your day to day. Stress is a natural process when dealing with high impact and hardworking environments. However, fully accepting stres...

Organizing Internal Involvement

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“An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

- Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric

When focusing on involvement, there can be a number of questions guiding you aside the basic “Who do I want involved?” Deciding who is best to address cer