How You Treat Others Is More Important Than What You Know

 “The people with the greatest love, not the most information, will influence us to change.”- Bob Goff Bob Goff is the New York Times best-selling author of the book Love Does. His quote reminds us that it isn’t what you know that matters as much as how you behave. You may have all the knowledge in the world on important …

Break these three bad habits to become a better leader

Some people are focused to becoming a leader.  They want to be in a leadership role and take charge. Other people find themselves in leadership roles reluctantly. They don’t necessarily see themselves as leaders but circumstances or necessity dictates that they’ve got to step up and lead. Either way, both potential leaders bring more than positive skills to the plate. …

Leading At Work, Leading At Home

Being a leader isn’t something you take on and off like a coat. Leadership skills and operating from a leadership perspective is something leaders do on and off duty. That’s because the skill sets that make a great leader also make great: Spouses Parents Community partners Volunteers AND Mentors Great leaders don’t go to work and put on their leadership …

WAYS TO LOWER STRESS AT WORK AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Having a career, co-workers, and customers means that you have a particular kind of stress. Unlike much of the stress in other areas of your life, professional stress is often based on the expectations of others. With that in mind, it’s important that you find healthy and productive ways to channel that stress. You’ll also want to lower your stress …

6 Ways Leadership Skills Benefit Every Aspect of Life

Leadership skills are important for becoming a leader, at the same time, these very same skills can enhance your personal life.  In other words, many of the skills that are important for being a successful leader can also help you to live a healthier, happier, and more personally rewarding life. A More Organized Life Being a leader requires great organizational …

RESET AND LETTING GO OF OUR EMOTIONAL DRAINS

We are in the beginning of the new year and it’s time to take stock and set our intentions for the upcoming year.  A side note, we can only succeed in this new year if we do a “reset” and “re-energize”. This past year was filled with so many different types of challenges which created frustration, fear, anger, sadness to …

What Not to Do When Life is Hard

When life is hard there are some things you can do to help yourself and manage your own circumstance. Don’t fall into blaming The first thing we typically do when something goes wrong is to blame. We blame others or ourselves, depending on the situation but blaming does no good whatsoever. It’s a waste of energy and keeps us focused …

WHAT IS HOPE AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Hope is one of those things that people don’t always understand well, though oddly enough, we all need it to live a happy, healthy life. After all, hope is what helps you see your situation and then shows you the way out. What is hope? According to the dictionary, hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain …

Using Humor to Resolve Conflict in Your Relationship

The conflict has been brewing all day. The combatants are at crisis point, and it feels like that everyone is holding their collective breath waiting to see what happens next. At this point, they’re ready for bloodshed, or at the very least, some very strong words. The last thing they expect is for one of the key players in the …