Monthly Archives: August 2014

Want To Be A Business Leader? This Is For You

Do you want to be a great leader? You have some knowledge, but you may think there are other things to learn. You must be open to new advice. Carefully consider all of the information you are reading. These very tips may help you become the better leader you have wanted to become.

Honesty is key to being a great leader. Your people will follow you as the leader. Always lead them into the right direction. When people believe you are honest, they will have more respect for you. Being honest with those around you is going to make them be honest back with you and each other.

Honesty is an essential quality for a leader. Good leaders should be trustworthy. As you build your leadership skills, try working on honesty and trustworthiness. When people trust you, they also respect you.

All leaders that are good need to focus on days to come. You have to have the ability to look ahead and then make plans accordingly. There may be surprises along the way; however, with practice you can hone this skill. Set goals for yourself and develop a plan to achieve them.

You must be able to spot talents in other people. When searching for people who can help you, look for the one that would be of the most benefit. This also carries over to hiring contractors for individual jobs.

Always handle emerging issues with transparency. Hiding issues used to be what businesses did, but smart leaders now go the opposite direction. Why is this occurring? There is a lot of communication in the world today. Problems will be noticed no matter if you try to hide them. A good leader is in control at all times. Being a true leader means you are on top of that message.

Be someone who is known for being easily approachable. Some people think that intimidating people is the most effective way to let them know you are in control. This isn’t favorable and in fact, will prevent you from being respected. An effective leader is accessible and supports subordinates so they can be successful in their tasks.

Own up to your mistakes. Errors can be made by even the best of leaders. A great leader can admit to mistakes and speak about them honestly with his employees. It lets everyone know that you are in fact a human being, just like them. That may not seem like the traits of a leader, but sometimes that humanity breeds major loyalty.

It is vital for any great leader to exhibit integrity. This means you should be honest and do what’s right, even when you are out of the sight of others. You will not gain the trust of others if you have no integrity. When you make integrity an integral part of how you lead, others will respect that and be more willing to follow.

You have now been given some advice as to what should be done in order to become a better leader. When you make progress towards your goal of becoming a better leader, then it helps all those around you. The world needs more leaders, and it’s time for you to shine. Take this advice to heart and grow your leadership skills.

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John P. Kotter, Our Iceberg Is Melting – Youtube

Kotter, Our Iceberg Is Melting Like Sign in to YouTube Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like nbdearman’s video. Sign in to YouTube Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike nbdearman’s video. Add to Sign in to YouTube Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add nbdearman’s video to your playlist. Sign in Uploaded on Oct 24, 2007 Harvard Business School Professsor John Kotter talks about his book “Our Iceberg Is Melting” with a familiar friend. Category The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Loading… Ratings have been disabled for this video. Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Loading…
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Gaza War: The Terrifying Truth (opinion) – Cnn.com

An Israeli reservist prays July 18 near the Gaza border by Sderot, Israel.

4. Expectations, the real problem: Unlike the two previous confrontations or even the second intifada where Israel and Hamas squared off, this crisis is driven by expectations on each side that will be hard, if not impossible, to meet. Even if the two sides wanted to stand down, they have raised the hopes among their respective publics that can only constrain each of them and prove disappointing to Israelis and Palestinians as well. Netanyahu wants to avoid a massive ground incursion, yet he’s identified an endgame — demilitarization of Hamas — that would require the forceful disarming of an organization that isn’t going to agree to give up its weapons voluntarily. And the Israeli public, which has backed the current strategy of trying to pummel Hamas into submission, expects an outcome that is more decisive than in previous rounds. Hamas, on the other hand, seems — in a cosmic roll of the dice — to be holding out at all costs and somehow banking that if it does so, Israel will be forced to agree to open up Gaza (or will do so willingly), release Hamas prisoners and expand fishing rights and that Egypt will agree to open up the Rafah crossing. The more death and destruction in Gaza, the more Hamas needs an explanation at the end of the day to justify the sacrifices and the pain of Gaza’s 1.8 million residents.
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Shs Students Receive Top Honors At Leadership Conference – Springfield Press – Delco News Network

Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events. Yana Ilieva from Springfield High School, received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence on July 2. Ilieva competed in Business Procedures and brought home First Place. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions. The development of decision making skills is invaluable as it is transferable to all fields and concentrations of study. The knowledge Yana has gained through this experience is sure to benefit her in the future. said Cynthia Gill, Administrative Technology Teacher.
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Gaza Stirs Us Internship For Israelis, Palestinians – Yahoo News

“We’re creating an alternative story by opening up a space of possibility for five young Israelis and five young Palestinians with a proven track record of activism who want change.” Sister programs have engaged young adults from South Africa and Northern Ireland. Applicants must be college students up to the age of 27 with leadership potential and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. View gallery Asi Garbarz, an Israeli student in the New Story Leadership (NSL) program, sits outside the Thomas J “If you don’t want to risk having your mind changed, NSL is not the program for you,” its website (www.newstoryleadership.org) warns. – Never truly far away – Participants are paired to live with host families in the Washington area — but in an era of instant news, social media and cheap telecoms, this year’s interns were never truly far from home. “It’s been really, really hard. I really wanted to go back,” said Nisreen Zaqout, 21, this year’s sole participant from Gaza, who worried constantly about her family’s safety as the Israeli thrust against Hamas took more and more civilian lives.
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