Category Archives: Democracy

A Leader’s Commitment is the Glue To Success…A Story

“Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose.” Benjamin Disraeli, Former Prime Minister Of England Four year old Francisca was frightened. She liked the man with the kind face. But her swollen hand hurt … Continue reading

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Questions Make A Leader

“One good question can be more explosive than a thousand answers.”  —Anonymous We are living with the most complex issues since time began. There are no simple answers. It is critical to draw on well thought out questions. Having all … Continue reading

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Dr. Sheila’s Best Seller Now EBook!

The long awaited eBook version of Dr. Sheila’s National Best Seller … Making A Difference, 12 Qualities That Make You A Leader! What makes the difference between success and failure? Leadership! You already possess within you the powerful resources to make … Continue reading

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Words Really Matter—3 Leadership Questions

The power of language cannot be exaggerated. As you lead others on a daily basis your language will be like a still pond into which you throw a pebble—the concentric circles will go out and out. You never know whom you will touch with your words. You never know the impact you will have on others. Continue reading

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Howard Schultz and Starbucks…Alignment and Language

Does your language align with your values and who you are as a person and as an organization?
All language is about getting your point across. It can be the language of persuasion and influence or of intimidation; it’s up to you to decide.
As you strive to form coalitions with others, it’s helpful to have a definition to guide you. That definition begins as a question: What does alignment mean in terms of leadership language that matters most?

Alignment is the ability to bring disparate groups together around a common goal and shared values, through the use of personal, organizational and cultural words, images and a simple working philosophy. Continue reading

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Humility Strengthens Purpose

When you recognize that competence begets competence and that knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied, you’re saying, in effect, to your followers, “We can learn and grow together.” You build a sense of connectedness and a community of growth. While your … Continue reading

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Media Ego’s on Steroids—Give us a break!

Oh yes I know——rating ratings ratings. It is all about money, power and worst of all it is about EGO. Everyone is trying to outdo the other with outlandish and often untrue comments, fake controversy or manipulative language.

I don’t think anyone is going to listen but I’d like to give a piece of advice in the form of 3 questions. If the media person could answer these before he or she opens their mouth it would go a long way in creating a more civil and informative election year. Continue reading

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Getting Buy-In For Your Vision

Getting buy-in for your vision is at the top of your list as an authentic leader. Before you can move forward you need to be sure your team, followers, have bought into your vision. Here are three steps you can take immediately. Continue reading

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Leading by Example

Leaders live under a microscope. Nothing you say or do escapes the scrutiny and examination of your followers. That’s one of the most important tenets of leadership: followers mirror the example set for them. Whether it’s accountability, or any of the other leadership qualities, be sure to continually ask yourself these important questions: Continue reading

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The Power of Accountability

Accountability is about doing what’s right. It’s the backbone of any successful organization and continually speaks to the integrity and ethics of your organization and you as a leader.
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