One of the greatest obstacles to effective leadership is that it is often quite challenging to motivate others so that they join in a common vision towards essential goals. Leaders must understand that they cannot be successful by themselves, but must get others to agree. For this reason, a very important quality that leaders need is the ability to build a consensus. Martin Luther Continue reading
When it comes to wanting to achieve things in life many people find themselves failing miserably. Most people want success and wealth and all the nice trappings that go with it. However, most people do not want to put in the hard work that is needed to achieve these things. Many people do not achieve goals because they are afraid or they feel they are not good enough to achieve Continue reading
After working in the leadership field for almost 20 years, I have come to believe that leadership is a dynamic, transitory state rather than a stable, static characteristic of a person. We move into it and out of it on a day by day, minute by minute basis. This state of leadership is something I call the Leadership Zone.
Everyone has some capacity for the Leadership Zone. Sometimes we spend considerable Continue reading
“Light means nothing to a blind man,” said A. W. Tozer, and those working and serving and ministering in the spiritual realm certainly know how that is so true.
People who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries or pastors. They forget that they too are expending their lives, and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal Continue reading
Why is it capital nowadays to work with others toward shared goals?
In the world’s today, there is plenty of technology, plenty of venture capital, plenty of entrepreneurs, plenty of money. The cutting-edge knowledge grows through orchestrated, collaborative efforts. Doing well in your job depends to a greater or lesser extent on the work of a web of others. If you want to be successful Continue reading
Alcohol addiction or a physical dependence on alcohol will occur gradually for most. What happens is drinking alters the balance of the chemicals in your brain. It will alter glutamate, a chemical that excites the nervous system. It affects GABA, which deals with impulsiveness, and alcohol raises the level of dopamine which is the chemical that gives you pleasure when you drink. Excessive drinking will deplete or increase Continue reading
Everyone daydreams about the things they long to experience in life. Some people make plans for a handful of them. A rare few even accomplish most or all of what they set out to do.
What sets these accomplished dreamers apart? Well, for one, they took the time to put it down in writing, all their hopes and dreams, wishes and life goals. It sounds too easy, but in fact the simple Continue reading
When you talk, you want others to listen, right? Whether it’s a now-or-never event (making a key point in an oral argument, for instance) or one in a long stream of communications (talking with a colleague about some aspect of a representation), getting your point across and making some sort of advance in what you’re doing is probably at the top of your list every time you open your mouth.
How you present Continue reading
Ever wonder why most fail with their New Year resolutions? Here’s why – Most people don’t think and plan their goals through before they make them.
You’ve just had your 4th glass of wine on New Years eve when all of the sudden, say “I’m going to lose 30 pounds!” or “I’m going to quit smoking” This spontaneity, psychologist say, works against you.
Will power without a sound plan is simply Continue reading
Many people find that their major definite purpose lies at the intersection of three areas: their talents and abilities, their interests, and their passions. While it’s not a perfect formula, it is a good place to start searching for your own major purpose in life.
Identify Your Talents and Abilities Start by making a list of all your talents, skills, and abilities. Include Continue reading