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11 Keys to Achieving Leadership Effectiveness and Excellence

There are 11 secrets to your leadership success.  They are more than secrets and, in fact, the 11 keys to your leadership success.  These keys are the 11 E’s that are the surefire ingredients for effective leadership.  They help you unlock your hidden leadership potential and make you an effective leader.   They are Example, Energy, Enthusiasm, Endurance, Emotional Intelligence, Eloquence, Empowerment, Effectiveness, Execution, Excellence, and Ethics. We will discuss these 11 E’s succinctly which are the keys to your leadership success. 1. Example Leadership success starts with the first key – Example. When we look at leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa what made them stand out from others is setting an example for others.  These leaders [...]

By |2022-05-24T14:00:28-07:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs: Be Job Providers, Not Job Seekers

Once I was invited to a workshop on Entrepreneurial Development Program.  The presenter explained the importance of entrepreneurship and how to start a business and the challenges involved in setting up an enterprise. He said that he had his own business and was working as a consultant for several companies on setting up enterprises. He shared the challenges he encountered initially when he set up his own small business as there was resistance from his parents. He showed a video clip of a few successful entrepreneurs who started from nowhere and reached the pinnacle of their entrepreneurial journey.  It was an inspiring session full of entrepreneurial ideas and insights. I decided to explore this topic further for the benefit of my students and [...]

By |2022-05-22T14:00:10-07:00May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

Remember This: Your Boss Isn’t God

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss…. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads and the boss drives.”  famously said by Theodore Roosevelt. The caption of this article probably puts you in a fix whether you have to massage your boss’s ego. Before we conclude, there are various aspects to know such as the difference between a boss and a leader, and the four models of organizational behavior (OB).   Organizational Behavior Models There are four models of organizational behavior namely autocratic, custodial, supportive, and collegial.  The autocratic model prevailed initially where employees were under the mercy of employers.  In this model, the employees worked as a labor and obeyed whatever the bosses ordered.  [...]

By |2022-05-21T14:00:55-07:00May 21st, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

Feeling Depressed? Here Are a Few Things You Can Do

Do you have knots in your stomach? Do you feel the sinking of your heart? Do you get negative thoughts in your mind frequently? Do you get suicidal tendencies? Then you are under depression.  Depression is a major challenge globally leading to deaths and suicides. People are unable to cope with it and express it with others when they are under depression. Even eminent celebrities have depression leading to suicides. Depression is a state of mind. It is a momentary mental disorder. It involves negative self-talk thus draining energy and enthusiasm. There is a difference between sadness and depression. Sadness is for a short period while depression is for a long period. Sadness is a momentary feeling while depression is a negative feeling [...]

By |2022-05-19T14:00:51-07:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Create Your Curiosity

Curiosity is a great characteristic that people rarely sustain in their lifetimes. Some people struggle to sustain curiosity because of their internal and external challenges. They cannot encourage curiosity to come to the fore as they condition their mindsets with their learning, experience, and environment. However, there are very few individuals who sustain their curiosity levels throughout their lives to excel as extraordinary achievers.  Are People Born with Curiosity? Undoubtedly, we all are born with curiosity. Children are more curious and observe when they were born. They question a lot when they are kids. As they reach the next stages such as adolescence, young age, middle age, and old age, the curiosity level drops as they are conditioned to think as per their [...]

By |2022-05-01T14:00:43-07:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

How Leaders Embrace Resilience During Tough Times

The global business environment is highly dynamic and challenging. The competition is cut-throat. You must run a little faster than others to keep your lead. It is tough to predict the very next moment as there is uncertainty everywhere and there is no assurance that the decisions that you make will definitely deliver fruitful outcomes. The leaders and CEOs find it challenging to beat the competition. They find it more challenging to predict the developments in technology. Some companies have been defunct while some have become bankrupt. There is an urgent need to build resilient organizations globally to beat the competition. It calls for building resilient teams and leaders who can build resilient organizations that can beat the competition and ensure sustainability.  Resilient [...]

By |2022-04-30T14:00:37-07:00April 30th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

The Art of Winning Friends and Building Bridges

I have come across a few people in my life who are gems but they hardly communicate with others. They are hidden gems but fail to discover themselves and communicate with others due to their introversion. Generally, the people who talk more, write less while the people who talk less, write more; and the people who talk more, listen less while the people who talk less, listen more. Of course, we cannot judge people based on external appearance. In this regard, we will discuss the art and craft of starting a conversation, making friends, and building bridges. When you meet someone, smile and introduce yourself. Extend your hand and say ‘Hi’. Identify one specific positive trait in the person and underscore it with [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:00:05-07:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

The Art of Winning Friends and Building Bridges

I have come across a few people in my life who are gems but they hardly communicate with others. They are hidden gems but fail to discover themselves and communicate with others due to their introversion. Generally, the people who talk more, write less while the people who talk less, write more; and the people who talk more, listen less while the people who talk less, listen more. Of course, we cannot judge people based on external appearance. In this regard, we will discuss the art and craft of starting a conversation, making friends, and building bridges. When you meet someone, smile and introduce yourself. Extend your hand and say ‘Hi’. Identify one specific positive trait in the person and underscore it with [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:00:05-07:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

The Art of Winning Friends and Building Bridges

I have come across a few people in my life who are gems but they hardly communicate with others. They are hidden gems but fail to discover themselves and communicate with others due to their introversion. Generally, the people who talk more, write less while the people who talk less, write more; and the people who talk more, listen less while the people who talk less, listen more. Of course, we cannot judge people based on external appearance. In this regard, we will discuss the art and craft of starting a conversation, making friends, and building bridges. When you meet someone, smile and introduce yourself. Extend your hand and say ‘Hi’. Identify one specific positive trait in the person and underscore it with [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:00:05-07:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments

The Art of Winning Friends and Building Bridges

I have come across a few people in my life who are gems but they hardly communicate with others. They are hidden gems but fail to discover themselves and communicate with others due to their introversion. Generally, the people who talk more, write less while the people who talk less, write more; and the people who talk more, listen less while the people who talk less, listen more. Of course, we cannot judge people based on external appearance. In this regard, we will discuss the art and craft of starting a conversation, making friends, and building bridges. When you meet someone, smile and introduce yourself. Extend your hand and say ‘Hi’. Identify one specific positive trait in the person and underscore it with [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:00:05-07:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Success|0 Comments