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  Are you primed for influence? How you are primed makes a difference. What do John Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Ronald Reagan all have in common besides the fact that all are remembered as powerful leaders? Answer: All were leaders whose words rocked the world, inspired millions, and helped change the course […]

Traits of an Aligned Leader When you’re an authentic aligned leader (someone who lives and makes decisions based on your values and what you believe to be morally and ethically right and wrong), some amazing things happen. Aligned leaders create a culture of trust within the organization, which is fundamental to being the kind of leader […]

Mindfulness as a Success Strategy Let’s talk about mindfulness, which seems to be the new buzzword these days. Why? Because mindfulness could hold the secret to your success. So, what exactly is it? Mindfulness is, essentially, being aware. Some call it a type of meditation. It is the deliberate focus of one’s energy on the present moment […]

Are you aware of how your intentions drive your behavior? Are you aware of the impact your behavior is having on others? The following example shows you how intentions play out in behavior and the impact that that behavior can have on others’ perceptions of you. John sat across the table from me. I was […]

3 Ways Leaders Build Trust Trust and integrity are inseparable. Both are fundamental to authentic, healthy relationships. And relationships are the bedrock of leadership. Here are three Powerful and Easy ways a leader (formal or informal) can build trust at work. 1) Coach…Don’t Coddle or Control.  You don’t have to have been around long to notice […]

Are you looking to transform your business relationships and alter perceptions? Do you want to lower stress and anxiety and increase the recognition and rewards? Then try my 5 Step Power Process. Here’s a bird’s eye view: P=Produce a relationship vision. Everything that has ever been created began with vision. Human beings have a tremendous […]

What Is an Influential Leader? An influential leader is someone who, through powerful influence (as opposed to coercion), achieves effective results through people who choose to follow him or her because they believe in and trust that the leader can guide them to the desired result. Both high levels of competence AND high levels of […]