Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership tips and ideas from leaders, as well as book reviews.

October 20, 2016

Tension Reveals Who You Think You Should Be. Relaxation Reveals Who You Really Are »

Tension Reveals Who You Think You Should Be. Relaxation Reveals Who You Really Are. Inspiring news talk radio from funny motivational speaker Bob Garner

Struggling, fighting, positioning, striving to be… all create tension. But why? What good will all of that struggle do? Maybe make you a lot of money. That’s great and you can enjoy it from your hospital bed after your heart attack from stress – if you survive, that is. Tension and stress is about trying to force something. Trying to force your plan, your idea your whatever. It’s who you think you should be; what you think you should possess.  Relaxation, when you are at peace, that reveals the real you. And the real you does not require being the…
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December 29, 2015

Leadership: 5 Qualities of a Great Leader and How You Can Have Them »

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Charles de Gaulle was – and still is  – considered one of the great leaders of the 20thcentury. In his manual for leadership, “The Edge of the Sword,” he defined what he believed were the crucial qualities that a leader must possess, “A leader must possess intelligence and instinct; and in order to persuade people to follow a specific path, he needs authority. A leader must be able to create a spirit of confidence. The leader must also possess mystery, character, and grandeur.” Here are the 5 qualities of a great leader: Intelligence and Instinct: Most leaders are intelligent, but…
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December 22, 2015

Overcome Failure: 3 Famous People Who Did and How You Can Too »

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Right after WW2, Winston Churchill was voted out of office as Prime Minister. Even though Churchill led Great Britain and the world out of the clutches of Hitler and Nazi domination, as soon as the war was over, his country voted him out of office. Needless to say, that would be quite a blow. The story goes that upon hearing about his defeat, Churchill’s wife, Clementine, tried to comfort him by saying, “Never mind dear, it is probably a blessing in disguise.” To which Churchill replied, “Well if it is a blessing, then it is very cleverly disguised.” Churchill, however,…
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December 8, 2015

A Rug of Mistakes – Making Something Beautiful From a Mistake »

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Have you ever seen those beautiful (and extremely expensive) handmade rugs? Do you know that a few of those rugs sometimes contain mistakes? You see, many of those rugs come from little villages in various parts of the world and each rug is hand made by a team of weavers under the direction of a master weaver. When they weave the rug, they weave it from the underside. Not from the top, but, actually, underneath it. And sometimes, a weaver will accidentally weave in a color that doesn’t match the overall look or pattern of the rug. When that happens,…
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September 29, 2015

Video: The Magic of Teamwork – Diminish the Differences »

In this short video, I take a light-hearted and magical look at teamwork. Great teamwork can work like magic when you diminish the differences in the group, amplify attitudes, and focus on the goal. You have your ideas, opinions and ways of doing things and so does everyone on the team. You have “differences.” You have to get past those differences – the opinions, etc – and focus on achieving your goal. You have a unique set of skills and so does everyone on your team. You want to unleash that uniqueness – your skill set – and the skill…
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August 4, 2015

Managing Creative Employees: 5 Steps on How to Manage Creative Employees »

Your employees are incredibly valuable! Obviously, if you’re a leader or manager you know that. But do you always act that way? Do you encourage creativity and insight from these employees or are you always king or queen of the mountain? What are managing creative employees? Since your employees are experts – after all, your company only hires experts, right? – these employees need to be stimulated to be more creative in order to solve current issues and, also to, diminish future problems before they occur. Managing creative employees can be a challenge. Here are 5 steps that – through…
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July 9, 2015

5 Minutes with a Leader: Rosemarie Francis – CEO, Author, Amazing Person »

Everyone has a story; but few have one as amazing as Rosemarie Francis. From a poor and abusive childhood, Rosemarie left home at 17. She bought her first house at 18, put herself through college, and earned a Certified Management Accountant designation at 21. She then worked her way up through the corporate world to become VP of Sales for a Fortune 500 corporation and eventually started her own highly successful company. Today, she is the CEO of Etelu – a mobile web and app development company specializing in health care and education. Additionally, she is an angel investor, a…
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May 19, 2015

Book Review: Patton on Leadership »

I would guess that most leaders – managers, executives and entrepreneurs – have watched the movie Patton which stars George C Scott. As great as the movie is, it can’t begin to touch on the leadership skills of this man; however, Alan Axelrod’s book, “Patton on Leadership” does. While a superb commander and leader, Patton had his faults. As Retired Major General Cohen and author of the book “The Art of the Leader” stated in the foreword, some of these faults led Patton “to actions that would have terminated the career of a lesser general.” Nevertheless, Patton did what many other generals…
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May 12, 2015

Continuous Effort is Key to Unlocking Potential »

Churchill was a man who didn’t know the word “QUIT.” Thank heavens for that! He also knew that while some people are strong and some are very intelligent, it is the one who keeps going that not only succeeds, but also unlocks their hidden potential. Each one of us has inside us hidden potential. It’s only hidden because we are so busy trying to do other things that really mean very little. We rush here and there; we put out that fire or worry about this problem. Yet, inside of us is the potential to do amazing things. This potential…
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November 20, 2014

Leadership Tips: 5 Minutes with a Leader – Jonathan Colehower, Senior VP & CMO at Manhattan Associates »

It’s been said that managers do things right; leaders do the right things. Finding those traits in one person is unique and inspiring. Such a person is Jonathan Colehower. Jonathan is the Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Manhattan Associates, one of the largest supply chain corporations in the world. In addition to fulfilling his business responsibilities, what makes Jonathan a great leader is his reach beyond those tasks. For example, his commitment as a board member to the Atlanta-area Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and his duties as the Chairman of the Board of Desire Ministries – a faith-…
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