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Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.

The Best Leaders Are Not "Born Leaders"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I have been a team captain for as long as I can remember. It started in my youth in athletics, carried over to student government, and continued on as I started working. I am grateful for these opportunities.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

3 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you make these habits part of your life, you will not only position yourself to be successful, but you will also be happier while getting there.

Ted Turner On Why It's So Hard To Find Good Political Leaders

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.06.2015 | OWN

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How Smart Leaders Arrive at Dumb Decisions

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Ever find yourself in an organization or on a team that's struggling because of a leader's poor decision? You sit back and reflect on the leader personally and wonder why a savvy, experienced, and ordinarily capable person could make such a dumb decision.

5 Simple Ways to Transform and Revive Your Company in 2015

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

You probably have big goals for your company in 2015, but may yearn to approach them in a fresh way. Here are 5 ways CEOs and business leaders can shift themselves and their teams into the right mindset to make transformation happen.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

Eastern Charm to Corporate Leadership: My Inspirations From Indian Weddings

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Why people embark on a journey to show up at an Indian wedding is more than a social obligation -- to engage, to enjoy, to contribute, to participate and above all feel good about themselves and for the people around them.

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

True North Leaders: Antidote To The Leadership Crisis

Bill George | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Bill George

The hierarchical leadership style of the 20th century is fading fast in favor of today's empowering and collaborative leaders. In today's organizations people want to make meaningful contributions to the world through their work.

Resilience: How to Overcome the Stress Myth

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Stress is one word we don't like to talk about. I've listened to those in leadership call for it when they say, "I'm so stressed," "I'm stressed out"! But the truth is the something called "stress" is nothing short of an inner, physical feeling of anxiety or "strain."

Surviving and Thriving in the Human Economy

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

15 years ago, when 40 companies formed the Global Compact at the United Nations, they laid out the principles for a more inclusive and sustainable world. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for a "global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market."

When You Have a Chance to Influence the Universe

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You are living the stories and taking the pictures that others will talk about and see in the future; you are taking the pictures they will stare at some day. We will be those ghosts in the hallways 100 years from now.

Leading Ladies and Lads

Ellevate | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I believe that women's definition of leadership is different than that of men. For many women, being a leader does not absolve us of doing something that might be considered a menial task. Quite the opposite. To many of us, leadership is about just making sure the job gets done, and done well.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

The One Word That Honest Leaders Never Say

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Did you work for a boss who said "Trust me!" and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.

Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Training

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

There's plenty of talk these days about how we need more women in leadership roles, and I agree. But I would take it a step further and suggest that we need more mothers in leadership roles.

Vision Matters: Thought-Leadership Strategies for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

Walt Disney knew the power of vision. He created Walt Disney World in his mind and then led others to imagine and support his idea for a revolutionary theme-park experience. This is the essence of visionary thought leadership and the heart of what it takes to create a dream in this world.