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Leadership

Leadership Is Action, Not Position

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 04/02/2019

Service is the essence of success.

There Is Always A Good Side

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/25/2018

Everything depends on the way you look at things. View every problem you encounter as an opportunity. There is always a good side to every situation.

You Always Have A Chance

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/19/2018

You know what you are today but not what you may be tomorrow. Use your imagination and look at things as they can be.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/18/2018

Whatever you plant in your subconscious mind and nourish every day with emotion and conviction will one day become a reality.

Never Say Never

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/11/2018

There is no such thing as no chance. Don't think about the things you can't do. Think about the things you can do.

Accept Change With A Smile

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/08/2018

Sooner or later you'll experience a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success.

You Can See The Future With A Vision

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/31/2018

Many successful people use this skill of mental visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.

There Is No Success Without Hardship

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/28/2018

You'll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them.

You Are What You Do

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/23/2018

First you make your habits and then they make you.

Do The Next Thing

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/16/2018

Position yourself ahead of time in the best place for you.

Success Depends On Using Not Opposing

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/02/2018

The world is primarily constituted on the basis of harmony.  Everything works in cooperation with something else.   Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.   Put yourself in another's place.  Only then will you know why they think and do certain things.  Once you understand how quickly people will grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.   It's through cooperation, not conflict, that you'll achieve your greatest success.

Find The Good In Every Situation

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 04/25/2018

What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined.

Do The Next Thing

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 04/18/2018

Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business. The time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining.  Do things before they need to be done. Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.  Position yourself ahead of time in the best place for you. You'll gain the advantage in any situation through the medium of time.  When you think ahead of any approaching action you'll always have the advantage. You'll be the winner. When you do what is necessary, all the odds are in your favor to attain the success you seek.

Apply Persistence To Your Possiblities

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/26/2018

The people that truly succeed in the world are the people who look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. Don't sit on the sidelines, get in the game.

You Climb a Mountain One Step at a Time

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/21/2018

Develop a tendency toward action. You can make something happen today. Break your big plan for success into small steps and take the first step right away.

You Do Not Exist For Yourself

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/07/2018

You'll get everything in life that you want if you'll help enough other people get what they want.

Self Suggestion Makes You Master of Yourself

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/28/2018

Constant repetition carries conviction. Repeat something often enough and it will start to become you.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/26/2018

Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Self-suggestion will make you the master of yourself.

Belief Makes Everything Possible

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/21/2018

The only true limit to your realization of tomorrow will be your doubts of today.

It's Always Your Next Move

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/20/2018

The choice is always yours.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/12/2018

Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Self suggestion will make you the master of yourself.

There is Always a Good Side

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/07/2018

You can develop success from every failure. Discouragement and failure are two stepping stones to success.

Success is a Determined Action Away

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/31/2018

Your big opportunity is where you are right now.

Personal Growth is Inevitable

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/17/2018

Difficulties in life are the things that show you what you are.

You Won't Get Anywhere Without a Goal

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/15/2018

Your goal will keep you going in tough times.

You Determine Your Attitude

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/10/2018

It's how you react to events, not the events themselves, that determines your attitude.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 12/20/2017

Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

Success is Within You

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 12/18/2017

How things look on the outside of you always depends on how things are on the inside of you.

Miracles are all around us

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 10/31/2017

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Developing Another Leader to his Full Potential

Posted by: Preeti Raj Posted Date: 11/16/2016

Congratulations Tim Morrison (Technical Support Manager) of Tsubaki Canada for recently graduating from LMI's Effective Personal Leadership program!

Leadership Is Action Not Position

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/05/2016

No one achieves success without being of service. The essence of success is service....

Service is the Essence of Success

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/27/2015

No one achieves success without being of service. Leadership is action, not position.

If it’s sympathy you want – go get a paddle!

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 01/29/2014

By exercising personal leadership, we really can influence what happens in our future.

The worldwide economy is on a more stable footing than it has been in many years

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 12/23/2013

According to a McKinsey Global survey, "As 2013 draws to a close, executives are more optimistic about economic improvement than they have been all year.

Employee engagement in the mainstream

Posted by: Bob Nagar Posted Date: 10/17/2013

In a world that is changing both in terms of the global nature of work and the aging of the workforce having engaged employees may be a key to competitive advantage. Most companies have got onto the bandwagon, but few are experiencing the success they want to see.

Leadership is a choice

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 10/13/2013

Why doesn’t everyone want to grow? I don’t have an answer to that, but here are a few suggestions for those ready to see, give, share, grow, experience and enjoy new heights.

How do you know how good you are at your job

Posted by: Barry Reid Posted Date: 10/07/2013

How do you know how good you are at your job? When a researcher asked people about their driving skills 93% of people put themselves in the top 50% of drivers (Svensen, 1981). Obviously everyone cannot be a better driver than everyone else, but we think we are. Most executives would assume their ability to lead, manage, and communicate is higher than the average manager.

Why good sailors make effective leaders

Posted by: Preeti Raj Posted Date: 10/06/2013

Although many teams enter into the race, what makes the little difference between being first or second or third? It comes down to factors that are entirely human: teamwork, motivation, persistence and courage.

Leadership Development vs. Training Executives

Posted by: Marcel Blais Posted Date: 09/26/2013

Develop your natural Leaders. Don’t train them! This ‘4 Pillars of Success’ approach, learned and applied will inevitably develop great leaders within your organization.

Effective Time Management - Leadership and Balance

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 09/24/2013

Regardless of how successful we may be, it is imperative to deliberately step back, re-tool, and refresh. The paradox here, is that the people who are most likely to do this are those who are already considered to be the most admired and capable leaders.

Is your own Leadership Development Mission Critical?

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 09/17/2013

As a Human Resource Executive, you face the difficult and challenging question of where to invest in your far too limited “people development” budgets. Should you put yourself near the top of the list for investment and development?

Women Leading Women

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 09/16/2013

Mckinsey study shows the most important leadership attributes for success today are most commonly found in women executives - intellectual stimulation, inspiration, participatory decision-making, and setting expectations/rewards.

Developing Leadership: Start With Great Goals

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 09/12/2013

Goals are the cornerstone for developing leadership and personal success. Only a select few leaders reach the elevated levels of success and accomplishment which bring fame and the label ‘Great leader.’ How did they approach goal setting? What can we learn from them?

Management Training: Back To School Time for Leaders Too!

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 09/11/2013

Great leaders can learn from great teachers by preparing for "back to work" just like "back to school" by reflecting on your career, plan out your next year, and create your own professional development goals.

Communicating to Motivate

Posted by: Marcel Blais Posted Date: 08/27/2013

Communication is the most important skill a leader must possess.

Data Rich

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 07/29/2013

Data Rich: With all the data available to our businesses, it's easy to lose sight of why we're measuring things.

The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 05/21/2013

Leaders and managers are harried, worried, conflicted about the demands from the market, their leaders, and their employees.

Stuck in a Rut

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 05/03/2013

How to tell if your organization is stuck in a rut and what to do about it.

Good Leaders are Great Listeners

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 04/08/2013

Listening is an art that needs to be practiced.

Servant Leadership

Posted by: Tyrone Matheson Posted Date: 03/25/2013

In order to lead one must serve.

Clarity, Communication and Engagement

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 03/08/2013

Only when we are clear in our own minds about where we are going, how we’re going to get there, and in what timeframe, are we even remotely ready to effectively lead a team of people.

We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/04/2013

Practicing anything mildly important, like say skiing or golf, without training is inadviseable. The fact that so many of your managers are practicing leadershiip without training should alarm you.

Want a Creative Solution? Delegate the Problem

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 01/22/2013

... by delegating your important projects, you can separate yourself from them and free your mind to be creative when problems arise.

Let Me Think

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 10/01/2012

Train of thought? In most offices you are lucky to get to the platform, let alone on the train!

Awareness Changes Everything

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 09/10/2012

Awareness changes everything.

How to Help Employees Make the Right Decision

Posted by: Keith Barry Posted Date: 05/24/2012

True leadership empowers the team to contribute effectively to organizational success through communicating the desired direction and each person’s relevant contribution.

The Doing Versus Being Conundrum

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 04/17/2012

Live life with purpose; inspired leader

Leadership and Learning - The Missing Link

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 01/25/2012

To achieve success, go back to the basics

Hug Their Hearts and Squeeze Their Minds

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 01/03/2012

How about hugging the hearts and squeezing the minds of your team members?

The Simple Side of a Choice

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 10/18/2011

You are the sum of the choices that you make in your life and you can choose to be the best you that you can be, or you can choose to fail every day. It's up to you.

Current Challenges Business Leaders Face - continued

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 08/10/2011

"Unfortunately only a few of our superintendents have any leadership training - and that mainly from seminars and workshops, so it's fragmented - most supervise by the seat of their pants, relying on their own personal experience of how they were supervised themselves in the past."

How do we measure Successful Leadership

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 06/06/2011

How do we measure successful Leadership?

Finding Leadership Fulfillment

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 05/24/2011

When we spend time with leaders who find a great deal of meaning and fulfillment from their work, we see a couple of strong contributing factors. You can think of the formula as: Fulfillment = Core Talent Used times Helping Others, or F = CT x HO.

What is Personal Development Part 2

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 03/22/2011

There are of course, many other benefits to introspection; however the first step is recognizing you want more in your life and are willing to do something about it.

What is Personal Development Part 1

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 03/14/2011

I suggest sailing with personal/professional development locked in your GPS[1]. How do you define personal development? Are you ready to break your norm and let go of past behaviours?

Let's Talk About Leadership

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/20/2011

Businesses want to grow, but are not eager to hire new staff. Growing companies need effective training and development. The only solution is increased productivity, leadership and empowerment. The reality is companies are looking for a more cost-effective and convenient way to develop their people than sending them off to conferences for days on end.

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