Leadership skills training & development for creating energy!

Leadership skills training development courses, programs, tool kits, books, seminars and workshops are great ways for creating, building and enriching energy in your life, your career and your organization! This "weblog" uses leadership skills-related quotes, articles, research, findings, practical examples and assessments to help you plan, organize, communicate and manage for growth through all your leadership skills training and development endeavors.

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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Are You A Strategically Effective Leader

Ever asked yourself why certain leaders always discover new innovations and growth opportunities?

Are you curious to learn how those same leaders quickly transform their organizations and achieve greater successes?

Looking the various accounts of high-level leaders, and drawing upon the experienced adventures of my clients, I notice a pattern of focused mental blueprints that these leaders follow and share in their leadership practices.

"James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, said: "Gregg's leadership abilities and strategic perspective have made enormous contributions to the success of Cablevision, and..."
Strategically effective leaders realize the importance of identifying and pursuing their most urgent missionary objectives. And in most situations, no other person can define or will even correctly communicate those goals for those leaders - meaning that every leader must know how to analyze and determine their own objectives.

I also found that most leaders of legend craft ways to elegantly empower, structurally authorize and confidently deploy their key resources on priority activities.

However, the really important insight about those executives, managers and entrepreneurs who reflect that high standard called legendary leadership, is that they use a mental construct or operational blueprint which keeps their attention on their most significant contributions!

Legendary leadership is rigorously entrepreneurial in its approach, transformational in its intentions, philosophical in nature and professional in its methods.

Matt Levatich Appointed Harley-davidson Ceo Starting May 1, 2015

"...development, manufacturing and retail capabilities, the strategic plan has had a major focus on leadership development and further strengthening the Harley-Davidson brand.We have accomplished a lot to reposition..."
Can you learn what you must do to be a leader of legend, and do you see how you could become a legendary leader? 
Yes, you can learn, practice and master the techniques, processes and strategies of legendary leadership with the guidance, support and advice of a wise experienced leadership educator - want proof, then take a look at this uniquely custom-tailored program for leaders who wish to "up their game", like you!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

3 Leadership Training Programs Mistakes That You Make Everyday!

Most professionals, executives and entrepreneurs do not believe it!

But you along with most of them are making the exact same 3 mistakes every single day.

You are relying on leadership training programs that you have attended and (probably) graduated from in the past.

Good for you, but as many experts would agree with me concerning the practice of leadership - if you are not learning everyday, then you're not being as effective a leader as you could be!

In these challenging times we find ourselves in, you really need to stop making the same mistakes everyday too, don't you?

What are these so-called mistakes?

  1. Leading people means you need to have the attitude, skills and use the processes of a world-class professional - competencies like superior research, quality controls and management, value analysis and engineering, sales and selling, written and oral communications, negotiation, superb reading speed and comprehension, mapping, modeling and diagramming, and so on and so forth;
  2. Leading people means you need to possess strengths and high levels of emotional intelligence, spirituality, self-reliance, a positive mental attitude, self-esteem, unflappable faith, moral and ethical integrity, self-determination and persistence and so many similar personal strengths, resources and abilities;
  3. Leading people means you must have stellar team, organizational, innovative, creative, inspirational, transformational, personal, educational, professional, social, political, ecological, entrepreneurial leadership skills, processes, policies, philosophies, knowledge and expertise.

  1. Are you making the mistake of not getting leadership training that addresses all of the above requirements?
  2. Are you thinking that you don't need to know or that you don't have to become an excellent performer in doing all those things listed above?
  3. Are you feeling like I am being unreasonable, unrealistic or unbelievable in my expectations for your leadership growth, improvement and resourcefulness?
Well, are you? If so, then you are making the 3 mistakes I mentioned earlier, aren't you?

Stop making the same mistakes over and over again, while expecting a different result (Einstein called that kind of thinking, insane!)

Use this leadership training program to get a better and very different result!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Free Leadership Skills Training Radio Programs

Free Leadership Skills Training Radio Programs!

Listen to our free leadership skills training programs on our Awesome Leaders Win! talk radio channel using your web browser or mp3 format player.

In a recent show, we provided tips and strategies to help you learn how to energize your messages, empower your leadership position and engage your people through the meanings expressed by all your leadership communications.

This episode of our "Exploring Leadership Landscapes" program also described how your leadership competencies, personal growth and development along with your business professional skills all work together to establish and strengthen your leadership position...

Specifically, you will learn answers to such questions as,
  1. Are you searching for more effective ways to strengthen, clarify and enhance your leadership position?
  2. Do you use goal-oriented leadership strategies that improve, enrich and increase value (value = growth, prosperity/profits, creativity) throughout your organization?
Every Tuesday, you can join us in our quest to go beyond ordinary executive leadership skills training and discover another organizational leadership strategy that will help you practice and master the traits, styles and skills of competent, strategic and innovative leadership.

You don't want to miss a single one of these shows, so join our mailing list today, and you'll receive free leadership articles, ebooks, papers and special discount offers as well as news about each and every radio show program - when you do listen to and learn from our programs, we are sure you will become that visionary leader, you were always meant to be...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Leadership Development and Leadership Coaching on the Radio!

Exploring Leadership Landscapes!

This 30-minute, Web-based Radio Show is called: "Exploring Leadership Landscapes - More Adventures in Leadership Practice!"

In our new, longer format show, we'll wander around, walk upon, travel through, dive into, slide underneath and fly over the diverse, bumpy yet fascinating landscapes of leadership practice.

Specifically, our journey will deliver us directly to the definitions, descriptions, demarcations and delineation of leadership positions, the awesome assembly of leadership authority and the prodigious panoramas and pillars supporting the scope of leadership controls...

In our quest to go beyond traditional, plain-vanilla leadership training or the rote repetitions of the usual leadership skills development coaching sessions or courses, we want to seek out and discover answers to the kind of questions effective leaders crave for their growth and development.

So you should tune-in, open-up and be on-time!

The Show begins at 12:00 PM, US-Eastern (that's GMT -5 hours or see the World Clock for your LOCAL show times for major cities & countries)

Our new show will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, from 12:00 PM till 12:30 PM (or longer), US-Eastern Time (New York - GMT -5 hours - see World Clock for your local times). This show is presented live each and every Tuesday at this same time and we're using the convenient BlogTalkRadio services.

I, Bill Thomas, will be your host and discussion leader for these live Shows which are broadcast every Tuesday (or Wednesday - depending on where you are located!

*** How You Can LISTEN To or PARTICIPATE In The Show ***
Simply VISIT Our Radio Channel Home Page to work the controls!
BEFORE the show goes on the air, PUSH the "Set Reminder" button!

When the radio Show is in-progress, and being broadcast, you can
PUSH the "Click to Listen" and the "Chat Available" buttons -
use those 2 buttons to JOIN in our on-air discussion & survey for FREE!

Awesome Leaders Win!
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Monday, August 04, 2008

Leadership Training Improves Your Business Leadership Skills

Leadership Training Improves Your Business Leadership Skills

Leadership training must evolve beyond programs of improving basic business leadership skills. While discussing the fundamentals of delegation, running meetings, "motivating" employees and public speaking may be OK for newly minted supervisors, it's really inadequate for the majority of professionals who rely on executive management training to survive in their leadership positions.

If you do not think we need to change our leadership skills training strategies, here are a few reasons why we should. Our world enjoys a level playing field which empowers billions of people to attain greater prosperity. At the same time, more people are acquiring and improving their business leadership skills through formal educational programs or their own informal development efforts.

The many advances made in computing, communications and other commercialization technologies offer everybody opportunities to quickly develop and sell their ideas. As improvements in the physical technology arenas continue to capture media attention, most business leadership skills courses and leadership training endeavors fail to improve our expertise in applying social technology.

Some people call this period of human history, the Age of Knowledge, yet still others, like me, say it is the Imagination Age. Indeed, we even find ourselves questioning deeply-held priorities, like our use of natural, human and man-made resources, in response to ever-increasing social pressures.

However, leadership training programs, especially in today's competitive economy, should prepare executives, management candidates and entrepreneurs to energize their business leadership skills in such areas as:
  • Innovation strategy development
  • Talent management and human capital enrichment
  • Technology portfolio designs and analysis
  • Business systems requirements and analysis
  • Coaching, facilitation and consulting techniques
  • Value-oriented analytics and engineering principles

All these subjects and others can help you boost growth and improve your performance on the "bottom-line". But more importantly, directors, executives and managers who work in non profits, a governmental agency or a service organization simply do not understand the contributions of those same subjects to their future success.

When selecting your next leadership training, business leadership skills or executive management training program use the following three tips.

Tip-1 - What Philosophy Is Being Promoted?
Any leadership training program attempts to help you discover the nature, causes and principles associated with the reality of leading, applying the knowledge base of leadership and the reasoning used by leaders.

That statement defines the philosophy of most leadership development programs. However, it's up to you to assess, measure and comprehend the scope, depth and intensity of your leadership training courses. You do have to evaluate when the needs of your business leadership skills are not being served by your executive management training program.

Tip-2 - How Does This Leadership Training Strategy Work for You?
These days there quite a few numbers of effective, efficient and efficacious educational techniques, delivery systems and program support strategies available to you.

Obviously, you will want to use your schedule, your learning style preferences and your personal as well as your professional requirements to gauge your leadership training options.

Your business leadership skills will be strengthened, sharpened and stimulated if you employ a long-term (6-12 months or longer) executive management training regimen.

Tip-3 - Why Will These Activities Energize Your Business Leadership Skills?
An excellent leadership training program will include classroom or instructor-led, self-directed or home-study and in-service learning activities. Involving this variety of learning situations increases the energy levels of your business leadership skills.

In other words, the doing, dissecting and developing of your leadership performances enables you to more effectively absorb your 'lessons' physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. That's why world-class organizations give their promising performers executive management training for 2, 3 or more years.


Finally, the last and most critical "Tips" I will share with you are these -

Search for an executive management training program that adds richness, texture, luster, power and scope to the depth, capacity, value, quality and competency of your business leadership skills and experiences on a daily basis!

Invest in leadership training that will help you realize the ideals, opportunities and goals described in these Tips and you will make outstanding contributions to your organization, to your community and to our world.

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About The Author

Bill Thomas is the author of books, video and CD-ROM programs, he conducts executive leadership training programs for Awesome Leaders and Innovative Leaders.

Bill helps professionals, managers, supervisors, executives, entrepreneurs and directors in 75 countries improve their performance by providing in-depth, results-driven leadership development, coaching and consulting support.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Leadership Training & Leadership Development for creating energy!

Subscribe to Our Radio Show - Inside Leadership Training Mechanics!

Program Announcement - Inside Leadership Training Mechanics!

Starting Friday, August 1, 2008, at 8:00 AM, US-Eastern Time (New York: GMT -5), marks the debut of our first BlogTalkRadio program. The show will be hosted by Bill Thomas, he will broadcast the Program live, from Pueblo, Colorado USA, every Friday morning.

We're calling this show: Inside Leadership Training Mechanics! The show's purpose is to unravel the collective threads of leadership training programs and reveal the essential, foundational, existential weaving and patterning of that tapestry we call leadership.

The Program features birds-eye, quantum-level, Syntopically-oriented (TM) views into the moving parts of leadership practice through the lens of today's leadership skills training courses, executive leadership development, leadership coaching programs as well as articles and books on various leadership topics.

Segments will integrate elements of leadership training regimens with the methods employed for improving organizational management, entrepreneurial and innovative leadership and personal leadership.

In particular, you'll hear discussions, study examinations and encounter explorations concerning leadership philosophy, strategy, activity and energy - in a word, you'll learn all about the characteristics, traits, components, factors, phenomena and forces of leadership.

We look forward to seeing you as a guest, call-in participant, active listener, engaged audience member and regular visitor - to see our Program schedule or tell us how you want to wish to participate - go to: http://www.awesome-leaders.com/btr

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Leadership Skills Training Program Concepts

Leadership Skills Training Program Concepts & Issues

There are so many elements to the practice of leadership, and so many approaches to leadership training programs that make descriptions little more than a glimpse and wink!

As I try to once again briefly describe, define and entice others to learn more about the development of leaders, I offer this very short (yet hopefully, informative) video for your thoughts and review.

After viewing this video, please feel free to visit the website mentioned and grab the goodies on offer there (you might even be moved to take advantage of bonus packages too)!

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