A leader’s portrait

Leaders vary by occupation, personality, and style. There’s no specific formula specifying exactly how to lead well. Still, great leaders throughout history share a common set of characteristics. In this article, we would like to fill in the picture of a leader for you—one quality at a time. The four features listed certainly do not…

Leadership lessons from Henry Ford

Throughout my leadership journey, I’ve had many opportunities to study history, thanks to many of the Leaders in LIFE who understand the importance of learning history.  It’s been said that “those who don’t learn from history, are doomed to repeat it”.  Iv’e also heard many times that “the lesson is repeated until the lesson is…

Learning The Slight Edge philosophy for success

Have you ever met someone that always seems to win in life?  Someone that has it together and leads the way for others to follow?  Someone who always seems to exude a confidence and competence with everything they do?   These individuals have learned what is called the “Slight Edge“. The Slight Edge, written by Jeff…

Back to Basics: The Top 5 Books for success

As part of my continued Back to Basics series over at The Leadership Landing, I wanted to share one of the most important things you can possibly do to succeed in life and business- Read the top 5 books! I cannot over emphasize what a great investment these books are towards everything you do in…

10 Steps to a better attitude

If you have ever heard the phrase, ” Attitude is everything”, then perhaps you have read one of my favorite books, “Attitude is Everything”, by Jeff Keller. One two my favorite quotes from his book were, “There it  is nothing good or bad but thinking makes so”, written by William Shakespeare and, ” you can’t always control circumstances,…

10 vital thoughts on Mentoring

According to Wikipedia,  Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge. All great leaders have…

Back to Basics; Getting results in life

One of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein is,  “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” In order to make changes in our health, finances or relationships, we have to do things differently than we have been doing. One of my other favorite quotes from Doug…

Back to Basics: FOCUS!

Here is a good quote on Focus: That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.-Steve Jobs  …