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August 24, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited In a recent article written by Leo Piccioli, and published on LinkedIn, Leo examines how the world might be different if every single leader focused on developing leaders who are actually better than him/herself? More importantly, Leo examines the reasons why this isn’t happening, as well a possible solution or two. Here are some of the reasons the author identified as to why today’s leaders aren’t as committed to developing others as they should be: Our own uncertainties that put us in the need of feeding our egos. A Hero attitude – in other… Read More
August 16, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited When most people hear the word “entrepreneur” or “entrepreneurship,” what usually comes to mind is someone who owns their own business, or is starting their own business. According to a recent article by Oklahoma State University, “While that is the traditional definition of an entrepreneur, learning the ways of entrepreneurship gives someone a completely new mindset when it comes to business.” The School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business offers undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in entrepreneurship. Its master’s degree was recently ranked as the No. 1 online master’s in… Read More
By Nathan R Mitchell MBA I am a big proponent of lifelong learning and professional development. To be honest, it’s how I make my living as a business and leadership development coach. With that in mind, the intent of this article is not to undermine professional development in any way, or its necessity in both personal and organizational development. I’ve personally witnessed the impact it often has on individuals and organizations alike that are both committed to it, and who buy-in to the process. When engaged in properly, professional development can be life changing, and can have huge impacts on… Read More
July 31st, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As Dr. Travis Bradberry suggests in his article, 20 Misused English Words That Make People Look Silly, we’re tempted to use words we’re not too familiar with. He also mentioned that if this were the only problem, he wouldn’t have much to write about. Herein lies the problem: it’s the words we think we’re using correctly that cause us challenges. We throw them around regularly in meetings at the office, in the e-mails we write, and in important documents. The bad news is, we can look silly, or even dumb. For the reader, “they… Read More
July 31st, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited Many bosses (not leaders) assume that in order to be effective they must be tough on their employees. For one reason or another, perhaps cultural norms have led them to believe that looking “soft” will decrease employee motivation and respect for them overall. From my personal experience, I’ve found the opposite to be true. According to Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, “When it comes to success as a leader, radically tough leadership styles are exceptions to the rule, not the rule.” Furthermore, in a recent article of his entitled, Why Nice… Read More