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Confidence Building Techniques

Make these techniques habit forming and within time they can pay off! washington loans 1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others 2. Always Make Eye Contact 3. Exercise & Healthy Eating 4. Dress Sharp 5. Compliment Others Often 6. Help Those Less Fortunate 7. Face Your Fears & Don’t Fear Failure 8. Carry ‘Confidence’ With You 9. Fake It, Til You Make It

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The Best Leadership Books

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; by Stephen R. Covey – It’s hard not to put Dale Carnegie at Number 1, but Covey’s 7 Habits is simply the best leadership development book of all time. No matter what management level you hold – you don’t even need to be a manager to learn from this book – by following the 7 Habits you will improve every relationship in your work and private life; you’ll gain the respect of your peers, subordinates and superiors; and you’ll actually begin to accomplish […]

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Encouraging Leaders

Encouraging leaders bring the best in other people.  Each one of us needs an encouraging leader to be around us when we need a lift. The encouraging leader adds value through believing in our potential and provides resources to help us achieve better results. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” Zig Ziglar grateproducts.com/sitedir/

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Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that some languages cannot identify. Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we’ve illustrated 11 of these […]

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Highly Effective Leaders

One of the most basic duties of any leader is to make decisions. Highly effective leaders aren’t afraid to be decisive and to make tough calls quickly when circumstances require it. But before you make any decisions take into account these simple traits! … inspire action. … be optimistic. … have integrity. … support and facilitate your team. … have confidence. … communicate. … be decisive.

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3 Ways Great Leaders Make Every Day Count

Many leaders shine in exceptional circumstances. No surprise there–doing so is a large part of the role of leadership, after all. More telling is what leaders do in mundane, day-to-day, unexceptional times. Those times when there’s no compelling crisis or emergency. Those times when there’s just a lot of daily, weekly, monthly routine “stuff” to get through. Most of the time, in other words. What I’ve discovered is that “most of the time” leaders pass up exceptional opportunities make a real difference, because they’re both lulled by the rhythm of […]

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Youth Leadership Books

This is a great list of youth leadership books for personal reading or to use within a group setting. 50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up! by Frank Rudnesky (2007) 101 Ways to Integrate Personal Development Into Core Curriculum: Lessons in Character Education for Grades K-12 by Mary Ann Conroy (University Press of America, 2000) A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi by Keshavan Nair (Berrett-Koehler, 1994) A Leader’s Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass, 2006) A Social Change Model of Leadership: […]

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Thanksgiving…

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks.” –Irving Berlin “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw “I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” —Elbert Hubbard “Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.” –-Unknown “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” –Cynthia Ozick “If you count all your assets, you always show […]

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5 Key Traits of Great Leaders

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation: “I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to attract and retain great people if they don’t feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. If you don’t give people an opportunity to really be engaged, they won’t stay.” As an […]

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The Value of Commitment!

Commitment requires that you give priority to a lot of things other than yourself. It doesn’t require that you lose yourself entirely, only that you temper your more selfish and petty urges and challenge yourself to rise above them. Commitment has the power to help you grow and be a better person. Sometimes an opportunity is handed to you and you lose out when you focus on yourself and not on the commitment. What are you committed to? Dr Simon

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