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Your Actions Resources

Leadership actions should be both consistent and effective. It’s much harder to get things done if you are focused on the wrong things and executing sporadically.  Your employees need to believe that you know what you are doing and the best way to demonstrate that is through your actions.


True Leadership Requires Courage

In an era where leadership is not just about directing from the top but also about inspiring and influencing from within, courage emerges as a foundational virtue. It empowers leaders to face fears, uncertainties, and risks with confidence, bravery, and determination. Leadership, intrinsically linked to courage, involves the boldness to align with one’s beliefs, even

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Unlocking the Power of Virtue in Leadership

Virtue still matters! Leadership is the art of inspiring others to achieve a common goal. But what sets virtuous leadership apart is the foundation it builds not just on goals and strategies but on the bedrock of moral virtues. This blog aims to shed light on how virtues such as honesty, integrity, humility, and compassion

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Saint Patrick: A Life of Significance and Lesson To Us All

The historical backdrop of the life of Saint Patrick is essential to understanding his monumental impact. Born in the late 4th century (around 385 AD), he lived during a significant transition in the Roman Empire, including the British Isles. This era was marked by the decline of Roman influence and the rise of various tribal

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    Recommended Reading

  • How To Be A Leader: An Ancient Guide To Wise Leadership

    Plutarch (translated by Jeffrey Beneker)

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    The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous―and massive―Lives, including politicians and generals such as Pericles, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Luckily for us, Plutarch distilled what he learned about wise leadership in a handful of essays, […]

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  • High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

    Jake Humphrey and Damien Hughes

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    This book uncovers the eight essential habits of the world’s leading sportspeople, coaches and entrepreneurs. From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your ‘Trademark Behaviors’, it reveals how the world’s highest-achieving people unlocked their potential – and how you can too. Anyone can learn the secrets of high performance. ‘Full of valuable principles with […]

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  • The Fifth Agreement

    Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz

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    In The Fifth Agreement, don Miguel Ruiz joins his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer a fresh perspective on The Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity […]

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    Favorite Articles

  • How to Stop Procrastinating

    Do you keep postponing work you need to do? The problem probably stems from one of three things: your habits and systems (or lack thereof), your desire to avoid negative emotions (like anxiety and boredom), or your own flawed thinking patterns (which can make a task seem harder than it is). Luckily, there are simple […]

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  • When You Want to Complain, Problem-Solve Instead

    No matter how great your work, your colleagues, or your organization may be, problems are a part of everyday reality in every workplace. Mostly these problems are likely not of your own making. But you still have to deal with them or else suffer their consequences. Often when I talk about being a problem solver, […]

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  • How New CEOs Establish Legitimacy

    CEOs are given the authority to lead by the rules of corporate governance. They gain additional influence and credibility by demonstrating competence. CEOs who achieve legitimacy have a higher level of trust and influence. This legitimacy will be gained by consistently demonstrating specific behaviors.

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    Helpful Websites

  • The Ultimate List of Visual Risk Management Techniques

    Risk management is a process in which risks are identified and controlled proactively. It allows businesses to improve their chances of success by minimizing threats and maximizing opportunities. Risk management is essential to a business as it helps prevent financial losses and increase revenue.  Other benefits of risk management include, Help to identify projects that […]

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  • Wharton@Work

    Nano Tools for Leaders® are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes — with the potential to significantly impact your success as a leader and the engagement and productivity of the people you lead.

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  • VISTAGE International

    online presence of the worldÕs foremost chief executive leadership organization

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    Reading Excerpts

  • High Performance: Lessons From The Best on Becoming Your Best

    Please click on link to download a copy of this summary   SECTION 1 – HIGH-PERFORMANCE MINDSET  Lesson 1: Take Responsibility He (Albert Badura) speculated that when people don’t believe they have what it takes to complete a task successfully, they would see little point in making an initial effort. When these people did attempt […]

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  • The Obstacle Is The Way

    INTRODUCTION: Every obstacle is unique to each of us. But the responses they elicit are the same: Fear. Frustration. Confusion. Helplessness. Depression. Anger. There have been countless lessons (and books) about achieving success, but no one ever taught us how to overcome failure, how to think about obstacles, how to treat triumph over them, and […]

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  • Reflections On Life and Leading Book Excerpts – Part 2

    Very few of us have a life curve that is only upward sloping. The difference is that “lucky” people just do not let their periods of adversity define them in unhelpful ways. They just keep plugging away, learning from their mistakes, continuing to believe in themselves, and taking calculated risks anyway. Their worldview is usually […]

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Ed’s books on Leadership, Life and Business will elevate your knowledge and give you the confidence to apply it to your personal and professional life.