Leadership training and it’s importance

 John Maxwell once said,” Everything rises and falls on leadership”  It doesn’t matter who you are, what position you hold, or where you are in life; Leadership matters.  The question is, what is leadership and why is it important to learn.  Anyone can change and improve based on new information, provided they understand the benefits…

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Get out of debt with the Financial Fitness pack

We call it “The Money Thing”: The elusive, often difficult mystery of acquiring, keeping, and continuing to produce enough money to be able to live the life of our choosing. You have the power to improve your finances, develop financial fitness, and positively impact the lives of those in your community and nation. The time to…

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Going from ‘Good to Great’ with the Mental Fitness Challenge

Author Jim Collin’s wrote a best-selling book called, “Good to Great”, where he reveals many of the factors that determine the long-term success or failure of a business or corporation.  Through his exhaustive research and analysis of facts and data, there are some key revelations why some companies triumph and achieve long-term sustained success and…

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The 4 stages of Success

If you haven’t read Kenneth Blanchard’s One Minute Manager series, you should. Even though the first one was originally publishe d twenty years ago, the books are still relevant today. In fact, I feel so strongly about Blanchard’s ideas that I’ve incorporated his four stages of development into my own business philosophy. Here’s a quick…

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LLR Corporate leadership program is Making a Difference for Atlantic General Hospital

Customer loyalty in the digital age has become an increasingly difficult challenge for education- and information-based companies. With so much competition in the marketplace–and the internet changing the game by offering limitless but non-credible content for free–it is essential for a company to find ways to boost customer loyalty while also keeping their integrity in tact. Not surprisingly,…

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STERN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS…

Welcome to STERN PRODUCTIONS!  This site was created to showcase some of my visual effects work, movie productions, Video (VFX) special effects and advertising. I have a passion for creating projects for others, for all kinds of occasions such as Training Presentations, Anniversaries, Retirements, Birthdays, Weddings, ” just for fun spoofs”, advertising, and so much more.  I…

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Leadership at 41,000 ft- Applying the “Right Stuff” principles for success

“Good Morning ladies and Gentlemen, up from the cockpit, we would like to welcome you on board”… This familiar phrase is spoken everyday by airline pilots all around the world. I’m here to share a positive message with you that will provide a unique, positive perspective about airline crewmembers and how leadership and a commitment toward…

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Our children’s future- Help them soar to success!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I remember pondering my future as a young adult, wondering what lied ahead. Fortunately, I knew that I wanted to fly airplanes for a living, thanks to my older Brother, who was already in high speed pursuit of a flying career. At the time, my dream to become…

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CPEThink.com Offers CPE Credits for Completing LIFE Leadership’s ‘Financial Fitness Pack’

CPEThink.com Offers CPE Credits for Completing LIFE Leadership’s ‘Financial Fitness Pack’ Online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider CPEThink.com and leadership and personal development company LIFE Leadership have announced a new course option covering LIFE Leadership’s ‘Financial Fitness Pack’ materials that will earn CPA professionals twenty-two self-study CPE credits that meet or exceed the AICPA/NASBA standards…

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Leadership Soft Skills: The Secret to Professional Advancement

Leadership Soft Skills: The Secret to Professional Advancement GREAT POST BY ORRIN WOODWARD! There is a leadership revolution brewing in America today. Companies have discovered that the mastery of technical skills alone does not make an employee a leader. In addition to the technical “hard skills,” a leader must also master the relational “soft skills”…

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Corporate Leadership Education system

LLR CORPORATE EDUCATION SYSTEM Turn Your Company into an Amazing Workplace That Generates High Morale, Tremendous Loyalty, and Increased Productivity! Looking for a way to improve your work environment and bring out the best in every one of your employees? Wouldn’t you like to have more of the go-to leaders in your organization that you currently turn to…

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“The Leadership Landing” reaches over 178,000 hits!

Thanks to all of the great individuals and groups who now follow THE LEADERSHIP LANDING.  This site has reached a vast audience, with over 178,000 hits, just in the last 6 months.  I am grateful to you all and will continue to do my best to provide great posts, chock full of information, inspiration, education…

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Top 10 ways to improve communication

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn — yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or get your ideas across better at work, here are some essential tips for learning to communicate more effectively.…

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Mentoring Matters

Here is an awesome book, masterfully written by Orrin Woodward, on the subject of Mentoring.  I recommend this book to everyone!  I haven’t found any book out there like it.   Loved it. Description: Have you ever considered the immense and valuable benefits of mentor-ship? Are you sharing your expertise with others and helping to…

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Don’t be your own worst critic; there are plenty of other people willing to fill that position

Here is another great example from the book ” LIFE: Living Intentionally for Excellence”.  Thank you again Orrin and Chris.  All of the credit goes to you both for your efforts to inspire, encourage and motivate others to greatness. “DON’T BE YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC; THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER PEOPLE WILLING TO FILL THAT…

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A Leader’s biggest enemy

  I am such a huge fan of the book,” LIFE- Living Intentionally for Excellence”, masterfully written by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady. There’s no question in my mind that this book has helped countless individuals by offering powerful, inspiring and motivating leadership articles and quotes. There are so many inspiring stories in this book.  One…

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NEW! Financial fitness monthly Subscription

Here is an inexpensive way to educate yourself on the principles of finances. The best way to learn is in small doses over time.  Get out of debt today and get your finances right for the future.  $10.00 a month will pay dividends! GET YOUR FINANCIAL SUBSCRIPTION HERE! LIFE’s content contributors provide time-tested lessons they’ve…

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The Portrait of a Leader- Adam Hughes

I read a great quote the other day, written by Chris Brady, who said, “Great coaches are necessary to help you think through whether you should think what you think you should think.” That quote helps my introduction of Mr Adam Hughes, who is not only a mentor and coach of mine, but a great…

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5 Tips for inspiring others

5 Tips for Inspiring Others In an age where it’s possible to revolutionize an industry with a great idea and the right resources, those who inspire others are often the most successful. People like Steve Jobs will be remembered not just as brilliant innovators, but as passionate individuals that inspired others to change the world.…

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9 ways to make a great first impression

It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. With every new encounter, you are…

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Decisions Lead to Destiny- Will Smith

Here is a great post from Orrin Woodward. I watched a fascinating interview of Will Smith this morning.  Will Smith has skyrocketed from an unknown dreamer to one of the top superstars in the movie industry.  His meteoric rise was by design, not accident.   Watch the following interview from the Tavis Smiley show.  You can feel the…

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Why it’s important to get out of debt today

Let’s face it, our world has changed. It was easy to look the other way when times were good. Today, many people are struggling financially. The good news is, there is help out there for those looking to change their financial situation.   Our thinking and our habits created the mess we are in but…

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Leadership skills you can apply to your personal life

Leadership does matter in all areas of our lives.  Not only does leadership apply to our professional lives but to our personal lives as well.  One of my favorite John Maxwell quotes is,”Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Such is true, especially in our friendships. Here is a great article I found at lifehacker.com, written…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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  …

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5 leadership thoughts to live by

Here are 5 Back to Basics leadership thoughts to live by. They are simple but effective. Have a great day! Be Thankful. It’s easy to think about what is missing and ignore what you have. When you develop an attitude of gratitude, you begin to view things from that positive light and start working toward…

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Back to Basics:10 leadership tips

As part of my ” Back to Basics” series, I wanted to share an excerpt of an article outlining some of the key habits leaders can apply to business and life on a daily basis. Part of this excerpt was written by Mike Myatt and was featured in Forbes Magazine.  Back to basics education helps to re-establish…

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Charisma – The Key to Opportunity

[lightbox link=”http://www.bensternleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/untitled.png” thumb=”http://www.bensternleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/untitled.png” width=”220″ align=”left” title=”untitled” frame=”true” icon=”image”] Here is a great article by Chris Brady, who always manages to take something potentially complicated and break it down into simple terms. Thanks Chris! Everyone has experienced walking into a room of strangers and not exactly knowing what to do. Where do you sit? Who do…

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How can YOU get financially fit?

Financial Fitness is the offense, defense and playing field of personal finance. This is an amazing pack and value. I can personally attest that the information contained on these cds and workbook will help you get your finances right. You have the power to improve your finances, develop financial fitness, and positively impact the lives…

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Back to Basics on Motivation

Here is a quick article by John Maxwell’s team covering the basics of Motivation: Contrary to popular opinion, leaders cannot give motivation to anyone. As leaders, we would be foolish, and somewhat arrogant, to think we possess the power to bestow motivation upon another person. Actually, a reservoir of motivation already resides inside every person…

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Back to Basics: Seven Types of Listeners and Tips for Better Listening Skills

Here is a great article on the types of listeners, courtesy of Dale Carnegie. Exceptional listening skills and the ability to persuade others to your way of thinking make the difference between good and great teams. Pure listening builds trust, credibility, and respect. One reason is that when you fully listen instead of trying to…

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Back to Basics in Leadership

I am starting a new series of posts that focus on going “Back to Basics”. These basics are the foundation of leadership and serve to guide us through not only our  business endeavors but also our personal lives.  By learning and focusing on these timeless principles, the end results are truly amazing. We can and…

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‘Leadershift’ at #2 spot on Wallstreet Journal’s best seller list

LeaderShift Hits #2 on Wall Street Journal Bestseller List Orrin Woodward’s and Oliver DeMille’s runaway bestsellerLeaderShift hit #2 this week on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. LeaderShift describes how the Five Laws of Decline (FLD), first articulated in Orrin Woodward’s Top 100 All-Time Leadership BookRESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE, is destroying Western Civilization. In fact, every Western Society that collapsed…

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Some good quotes on thinking and judgment

Quotes on THINKING & JUDGMENT “Erroneous assumptions can be disastrous.”— Peter Drucker “Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them.”— Laurence J. Peter “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created…

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Back to Basics: Personal financial development 101

Over the course of many years of reading and learning about finances through the LIFE business, it is clear that those who embark upon self-development tend to have better outcomes in life to those who just go with the flow of what the world has to offer. This is why there is a lot of…

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Why we need a Leadershift in America

Orrin Woodward’s latest book, Leadershift is a hit. This video describes why we need a Leadershift in America. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to see what’s happening around us anymore, even for those who never paid much attention. Now, we can clearly see a decline in our society. Leadershift aims to help…

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Character and Integrity

Character and Integrity Here is a great article from one of my favorite authors, Brian Tracy.  This brief talk on character and integrity was inspiring. I believe that Applying simple yet effective concepts in leadership and personal development over time can have a huge impact on both our personal and professional lives. Enjoy. Leadership tidbits…

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The impact of Leadership on your life

Here is a quick video that Orrin Woodward posted on the impact of Leadership conventions.  These are powerful weekends designed to inspire, motivate, teach what it takes to be successful in business and in LIFE.

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LIFE EDGE Series

The EDGE series is pretty unique.  This is something I truly believe can help children and young adults for generations to come.  Book smarts and good grades are important but LIFE skills are equally important.  As i mentioned in earlier posts, I wish I knew some of this stuff as a child! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeoAZBKl84&w=560&h=315] Chris Brady did…

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

Have you ever wondered to yourself why people do the things they do or say the things they say? Have you ever met someone who was constantly negative or complained about anything and everything? Have you ever wished you could of handled a situation better than you did? We all have! A lot of our…

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Leadership thoughts on Mental Toughness

Here is a great article I came across just recently from LIFE founder, Tim Marks.  This post talks about Developing Mental Toughness, something all of us should strive for in business and in life.  Mental toughness and Emotional Intelligence combined can help us endure the hard times and take advantage of the opportunities we are…

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Three factors that set the course for success in LIFE

I picked out one of the many books in my library to read while on my overnight trip in Cancun, Mexico and came across a favorite of mine called, ” Leaders without borders“, by Doug Nickerson.  This book is only a 100 pages long but it packs some powerful, thought-provoking teaching and ideas that can…

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Resolved to Change

Resolved to Change This is a powerful talk about resolving to change for a better life. This talk was based on the book Resolved- 13 Resolutions for LIFE. The 13 resolutions are: Purpose, Character, Attitude, vision, Plan and DO, Scoreboard, Friendship, Finances, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Systems, Adversity Quotient, Legacy This is an amazing book that challenges the mind, teaches, inspires and focuses on taking you through a journey to…

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I wish I knew that as a child!

I remember my first flight when I was 9 years old like it was yesterday. My brother Marc took me flying in a multi-engine airplane over the south shore of Long Island, NY. I knew I wanted to fly airplanes ever since that day. I am fortunate to say I had a path and the…

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What can the Mental Fitness Challenge do for You?

The Mental Fitness Challenge has been out for 16 days now and it has gone viral. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have hit a home run with this LIFE changing Personal Development Program. It was designed to help educate and change people’s thinking and provide a measurable way to see massive improvements in any of the areas that truly…

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What is LIFE?

Here’s a new page on the LIFE site that describes what LIFE is.   What is LIFE? LIFE is a company that specializes in producing personal development materials offered for sale through independent Life Members. One of the mainstays of the LIFE approach to personal growth is the development of communities that encourage people to…

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The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson, is one of my favorite books in the system.  Mr. Olson updated the original version and I highly recommend everyone get their hands on the 2nd edition and go through it again and again. This book is on my night stand right next to the top 5 books! Below…

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Practice Kaizen

Continuous improvement—the Japanese call it kaizen—offers some of the best insurance for both your career and the organization. Kaizen (pronounced ky’zen) is the relentless quest for a better way, for higher quality craftsmanship. Think of it as the daily pursuit of perfection. Kaizen keeps you reaching, stretching to outdo yesterday. The continuous improvements may come…

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Future economic trends

Over the course of the last 100 years in our US economic history, there have been a series of booms and busts on record that helps to explain the current state of our economy . A great example of a boom and bust cycle would be the recent housing market debacle.  Whether this particular boom and bust was predictable or not remains questionable. …

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Information age thinking

World renowned economist, Harry S. Dent, talks about the current state of our economy and a term called “quantatative easing”, in this short video below. Mr. Dent has a great reputation for educating the public and making accurate predictions partly based on demographics, spending cycles and the mass retirements scheduled to occur over the next few years. With the combination of…

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The Price of success, By Chris Brady

Chris Brady, along with Orrin Woodward, our mentors, are ranked #25 and #8th most influential leaders and business gurus on the planet. We appreciate them so much as they tirelessly and selflessly lead the way towards everyone’s success in personal development and business. They are amazing.

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My sister Linda

I wanted to change gears a bit and share with everyone the memorial site i created for my sister who passed away from cancer a while ago.  She was my inspiration for starting this health blog and over the course of time i have received a lot of feedback from people who found this site…

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