John B. Hodgson

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

19 Inspirational Quotes From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon passed away on Thursday at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95. By any standard, <i>Madiba</i>, as he was fondly referred to by those who loved him, lived a robust, fulfilling and impactful life. Few …

How to Brainstorm: 9 Easy Rules

How to ensure that brainstorms don't turn into braindrizzles.<p>I recently came across a newly-published book, SmartStorming, which got me thinking about the dozens of brainstorming sessions in which I've participated. Here's my take on what worked:<p><b>1. Only invite brains.</b> Every organization consists of …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Confuse Being Busy With Getting The Right Things Done

You can make an extremely credible argument that John Wooden is the most successful coach who ever lived.<p>He won ten NCAA national basketball championships–and seven in a row in a 12-year period—as head coach at UCLA.<p>And while you can find professional coaches, such as Red Auerbach, who did slightly …

NFIB

Become an NFIB Member Now<p>Here’s what sets NFIB apart as the voice of small business:<p><b>Exclusive Focus on Small Business:</b> NFIB stands for America’s …

What five things can make sure you never stop growing and learning?

<b>1) Keep Trying New Things</b><p>Having lots of hobbies is one of the secrets of the most creative people.<p><b>Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and</b> …

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Setting Goals

If you are anything like me, you’re already thinking about the year ahead. How will it be different than this one? What might be possible? What do I …

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

17 Things The Boss Should Never Say

"Please, Sarah, you've got to be friendlier on the phones!"<p>As soon as I said it, several years ago to one of my employees, I felt horrible. It wasn't …

The Secret to Getting People to Adore You

I recently picked up a friend at the airport, and he enthusiastically told me, "I just met the nicest woman on the planet on my plane!"<p>"Awesome", I …

4 Ways to Cultivate Leaders on Your Team

A significant aspect of leading your church involves cultivating the next generation of leaders within your staff. As the church grows, your ability …

5 Steps To Managing Emotions At Work - Let's Grow Leaders

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

10 Things to Omit from Resumes

Plenty of advice exists on what should be included in your resume. But, there’s not a huge amount of information out there on what you should <i>exclude</i> …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

7 Valuable Lessons From 7 Memorable Bosses

Whether they're a lifelong mentor or someone you not-so-fondly remember as 'Voldemort,' every manager you encounter has something to teach you.<p>Every boss--good or bad--can teach you something, whether it's what to do or what to avoid at all costs. Here are just a few lessons from some managers who …

12 Things All Successful People Do

<i>“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”</i><p>Whether in business or life, we often walk a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. Washington’s quote highlights the inevitability of challenges on the path to …

Winners of Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John Maxwell

Herm Allen<br>Blake Atwood<br>david bartosik<br>Shana Basnight<br>Deborah H. Bateman<br>Amy Berger<br>Dan Black<br>Olu Burrell<br>Kathy Cremer<br>Dustin Dauenhauer<br>Jared Detter<br>Owen …

Drinking, Crying and Other Less Obvious Ways to Tank a Job Interview

I sat in traffic in Boston, Massachusetts one cold fall morning 16 years ago, cursing myself, cursing the cars around me, and cursing the world. I …