At the risk of placing substance over style, all leaders must understand this simple truth: style does matter. It’s not about matching your belt to your shoes, or accessorizing appropriately for the occasion, but rather understanding the way you go about leading. Allen rose through the ranks of the military with great ease and retired young with…

dancing and business

Business and dancing appear to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. Business is considered predominantly professional and strategic, while dance is typically viewed as physical and artsy. But these seemingly conflicting worlds are more in sync than we realize. I’ve discovered surprising parallels between the boardroom and the ballroom. I’ve found that techniques of…

build confidence

Clients and friends continually ask me about confidence and how it relates to one’s performance. How do you build and gain confidence and then how do you keep it? Your level of confidence can make you or break you. Whether you are a small business owner, CEO, coach, manager, athlete or anything in between, we…

One of the most significant leadership skills you need to develop is your confidence. It is an essential core leadership competency. Confidence allows you to have impact far beyond your title or level within your organization. Building your confidence requires a disciplined focus on seeking and accepting bold opportunities to help you reach for higher…

Traits of a Great Leader

Two people can grow up in the same town, attend the same schools, hold the same social status, have parents with similar incomes, beliefs, and family values, yet one individual will excel in business far beyond the level of the other. One will succeed; one will settle. One will rise, one will remain. One will…

21st century leadership

Being an effective leader of people in today’s world seems to be much more complicated than in years past. In the previous century, for the vast majority, work was approached as a means for survival. That’s different today. People are always on the look out for more stimulating and rewarding work, as well as inspiring…

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony,” said Gandhi. What happens when we apply that same definition to leadership? And how can we achieve that kind of leadership in our businesses? One of the most impactful lessons I have learned as a leadership development coach is…

Matthew and Janice are entrepreneurs who’ve been in business for nearly two years. They recently decided to attend a leadership conference to help them remain competitive leaders/entrepreneurs in a global economy. What began as a conversation about the occupational role of a leader turned quickly into an exchange over the most important traits of a…

leadership

At its core, leadership is about the influence you have on the people around you, and the ability to move them in a certain direction to achieve certain goals or objectives. When you think of leadership, you are actually thinking about influence. When looking for better leadership in your business or organization—perhaps in yourself—consider the following 12 factors to…

leadership success

Rubbing shoulders with successful people has taught me they all share certain characteristics. Some of those people came by the traits naturally. Others learned them one at a time from various sources. Below are six traits that serve as drivers to success. If you incorporate these 6 Pillars of Personal Power into your daily routine, you too can P.A.M.P.E.R. your way to…