Charisma is not just saying Hello. It’s dropping what you are doing to say hello. – Robert Brault
I often wondered what was that certain something people had that made them charismatic, magnetic and unforgettable.
Regardless, most people would agree that being charismatic is a good thing.
Charismatic people are wonderful to be around and tend to lead successful lives. Who wouldn’t want to be more charismatic?
I reflected on some of the people I know who exude that indefinable something and wrote down some of the things I observed about them that they seemed to have in common.
Here are some of the very emulatable characteristics that can move us from Charm to Charisma in one smooth, but consistent way. Read More→
The strength of any organization is the direct result of the strength of its leaders. Weak leaders equal weak organizations.Strong leaders equal strong organizations. Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership.– John C. Maxwell
Have you ever reported to a Leader that has been weaker than you?
Have you ever been in a Leadership position where the people reporting to you have resisted your authority or failed to do the work they are responsible for?
Has decision making in your organization been prone to colossal delays because of having to trickle through so many layers that the original intent is lost in translation , much like a game of Chinese Whispers?
Then Read on to find out more about one of the most common maladies ailing large and growing Corporations: The Malady of the Collapsing Corporate Layer Cake. Read More→
Focusing is about saying No to Distractions. – Steve Jobs
As autumn sets in, the days are beginning to get colder here in Toronto. However the squirrels are still out and about foraging for their daily food and when we go out for walks Ginger is often to be seen chasing after them and then sitting at the foot of a tree looking up with extreme focus on a squirrel that has just scampered up the tree leaving its food behind.
No amount of appeals or blandishments deter her from her Focus as she patiently waits eyes fixed on the prize as it swings from branch to branch looking for any alternate way to descend without raising any alarm in the little dog sitting below with extreme determination, for all the world as though her tiny tail had clamped her body firmly in a sitting position into the ground.
And I realize she has her eyes fixed on the prize even when I see her blondly sitting under the one tree when the squirrel has darted away down the trunk of another tree a few yards away. On one occasion, assuming that Ginger had wandered away, a different squirrel came down the tree under which she was holding vigil. And the delighted puppy gave chase all over again! The implications of lack of focus are many– and it can sabotage your life in ways that you may not suspect. At best, you may not get the prize you are hoping for…a promotion at work, a client with whom you have been courting business or even just getting a date! Read More→
Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ” I will try again tomorrow” – Mary Anne Radmacher
I first read the book, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, when I was in my teens. But it was when I saw the film in all its splendour and drama and remarkable performances that the characters came alive for me, which is highly unusual for me as I tend to prefer my own imagination to movies.
And what struck me the most was the feisty spirit of Scarlett O’Hara, a southern belle, who refused to give up on her infatuation for Ashley despite his marriage to Melanie. Misguided though she was, and although she resisted failure with all her might, her determination to never say die and to battle on with every scheme under the sun to pursue him, almost costing her marriage to Rhett Butler, impressed me with her passion and tenacity. Read More→
Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership! – John C. Maxwell
On October 17th, 2014 (the Friday following Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada) we will be hosting a Rebroadcast event featuring 3 top Speakers in the field of Leadership.
L2: Learn- Lead is an exclusive Event licensed to only 300 sites worldwide.
Oganizations pay top dollar to invite John Maxwell to speak in person at their events worldwide. You are invited to participate in the L2 Event and learn from his wisdom and grow as a leader no matter where you are on your leadership journey.
As a Founding Partner and Certified Trainer, Speaker and Coach on the John Maxwell Team, It is my pleasure to bring these world class speakers to Toronto so we can grow more leaders in our city and Drive Change through our homes, community and Organizations in our Country. Read More→