Encouragement: The most potent motivator

Serving as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Dream Center and for the thousands of homeless people they serve on the streets of Los Angeles, I learned a mind-blowing truth.  Everybody needs encouragement….from the CEO, to the hourly employee, to that difficult in-law, to the down-and-outers.  Everybody! In fact, Tommy Barnett, the co-founder of the Dream Center, even goes so …

My Dad’s Leadership Secrets That Empower Greatness

You are always leading people somewhere. The question is … Do you know where? If you asked someone whether or not he or she was a leader, they would probably say “no.” They don’t have any particular leadership title. They might even add such self-deprecating comments as “I’m just an IT guy … or … I’m just a salesperson … or … I’m just a homemaker.” …

Are leaders born or made? The answer will surprise you.

Since the beginning of time, people have wondered if leaders are born or if leaders are made. Thousands of books and thousands of research studies have addressed this question as well. I know. I’ve read them. So what is the RIGHT answer? I think I know … and that is … a few people are born leaders. They’re more naturally inclined to be leaders. There’s something in their …