That’s me with my broken car in the old school selfie (tripod and SLR camera). I was on my way to meet up with my friend Kenny who, at a young age taught me a lot about life lessons. A Little Background I grew up in a blue-collar, post-war-era cracker box with a brick façade

What Kenny Said About Life Lessons

So what’s your plan? If you’re like most of us you have some goals in mind, but let’s go one step further and download the SMART Goals Worksheet below and put together some SMART goals. SMART goals will give you a game plan that makes it much easier to make decisions and helps keep you on track. Just the

Smart Goals and You Living Your Dreams

Conflict resolution definition: a disagreement proactively settled to eliminate, in each of the affected persons, organizations, or groups, a perception that their physical or emotional needs, interests, or concerns… are threatened. This threat element makes a conflict more significant than a simple “I like chocolate, you like vanilla” difference of opinion. As with a threat

5 Keys to Conflict Resolution

Any employee with a supervisor will be the first to confirm that some people lead effectively and some do not. The difference has a lot to do with leadership style and leadership skills, the soft stuff that allows some to connect while others flounder. Unlike marketing or accounting, leadership skills are not easily learned from

7 Leadership Skills You Need

Countless business books and other resources have been devoted to getting the most out of employees in order to maximize the bottom line. Yet, at the end of the day, the common theme essentially boils down to the fact that managers have to be equipped with leadership skills. What is Leadership? How is leadership developed?

11 Skills Successful Leaders Have in Common

There is a great video by Drew Dudley called Leading with Lollipops that quickly and expertly explains how you can make a difference in other people’s lives without even knowing it.

Leading with Lollipops and Making a Difference

Businesses have changed a great deal over the years, with previous structures and conventions often discarded for new and better approaches. In leadership, the business person of today is usually quite different from the authoritarian of the past. Still, some of the most recent advances in leadership skills and leadership development have yet to be

The Future of Leadership

In business, as in other aspects of life, there are those who lead and those who follow. However, these are not two mutually exclusive groups. While many people are under the erroneous impression that leaders are born, not made, leadership qualities that make up a leader can be learned. This learning process can be one

8 Qualities of Good Leadership

Great leaders that are making a difference in their community are interesting to watch and amazing to learn from. The leadership qualities of Frank Carney, the Pizza Hut co-founder, and business legend, made a difference in the way I thought about business and personal growth. And it only cost me an afternoon and $20! Back in the

Leaders Making a Difference: Frank Carney

Life goals are a purpose or main objective – the reason you do all that day-to-day stuff. Turning life goals into SMART goals or SMART objectives is like building a compass that gives focus, direction and makes decision-making easier. SMART goals turn life goals into crystal clear pictures that keep you on the right track

Life Goals: Plan It… Live It… Achieve It.

Priority management these days is either like Groundhog Day or a circus juggling act with 5 burning bowling pins in the air while you’re blindfolded. Everyone has urgent to-do’s on their plate and they hope they don’t get burned.

Priority Management Technology Tools

Relax effective leaders. This isn’t going to be another preachy, utopian article about superhuman leaders and their unattainable effectiveness. It’s about taking a few simple steps, starting today, toward being a more effective leader by improving our leadership skills. Buying in and adopting these straightforward actions will have immediate results. Of course, there are some

How Do I Become a More Effective Leader?