How Chess Can Make You a Better Leader

How Chess Can Make You a Better Leader

While the battles of knights and kings may be relegated to storybooks and history lessons, the game of chess gives modern players the opportunity to outmaneuver an opponent while learning valuable lessons in strategy and planning. In fact, many corporate leaders have employed tactics in the boardroom that they gleaned from the world of chess.… Read More…

Born or Made? A Thoughtful Look at the Origins of Leadership

Born or Made? A Thoughtful Look at the Origins of Leadership

“Some [people] are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare What makes a great leader? What is the defining difference that sets some people apart to become a leader, while others remain in the background, content to follow? Where does leadership originate? The origin of greatness has… Read More…

Finding Success at the End of a Dogsled

Finding Success at the End of a Dogsled

Business leaders can benefit from lessons learned in all kinds of competitive activities, including the sport of dogsledding—and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in particular. Each year, this 1,000-mile race through some of Alaska’s toughest terrain (often in extreme weather conditions) forces competitors to draw upon every available reserve. As racers move from one… Read More…

4 Ways to Reach the Millennials on Your Team

4 Ways to Reach the Millennials on Your Team

It is hard to remember a time when instant newsfeeds, social media followers, or Wi-Fi hotspots were not a part of the vernacular of the day. The rapidly shrinking world, the mobile workforce, and the shifting attitudes of society have developed a work environment that differs greatly from the past. The rising generation’s worldview is… Read More…

How to Follow The Banana Man’s Path to Success

How to Follow The Banana Man’s Path to Success

Late in the 1800’s, Samuel Zemurray found himself in Mobile, Alabama. A Russian Jew and an immigrant, Zemurray quickly realized he wasn’t welcome in the southern state and began to make his way up north. On his way out of town, he encountered something that would change his life: a pile of discarded bananas. During… Read More…

10 Proven Ways to Make Your Day More Successful

Some people dread the morning alarm clock because it signals the start of another day of drudgery. However, for many of the most successful people, the alarm clock signals the beginning of another day of opportunity. High achievers use these morning hours to their advantage, following a morning routine that sets their day up for… Read More…

12 Inspiring Leaders to Follow on Twitter

12 Inspiring Leaders to Follow on Twitter

For business professionals, Twitter can be a valuable resource for connecting with the public, other leaders, and team members. In addition, it can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. Follow these 20 inspirational leaders to bring a thought-provoking pause as you are scrolling through your Twitter feed: Jim Rohn (@officialjimrohn) A successful entrepreneur… Read More…

How to Determine Your Leadership Philosophy

How to Determine Your Leadership Philosophy

A philosophy is defined as “a theory or attitude held by a person or organization that acts as a guiding principle for behavior.” A leadership philosophy, then, is based on a particular set of attitudes or beliefs. For those leaders who wish to improve their effectiveness, understanding the different styles of leadership can be beneficial.… Read More…

5 Inspiring Books That Will Change How You Lead

5 Inspiring Books That Will Change How You Lead

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” — Harry S. Truman Leaders are busy people. They have calendars full of important tasks: running a company, volunteer work, social interactions and family responsibilities can fill every available moment. Interestingly, however, almost every successful leader in history was also an avid reader — a… Read More…