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Father Forgets

A Top Five book in the Life Leadership community is the classic How To Win Friends and Influence People.  Carnegie begins with his #1 principle: don’t criticize, condemn or complain.  He finishes chapter one by reinforcing the principle with the short story Father Forgets by W. Livingston Larned which is sure to tug any parent’s heart, and really […]

I don’t care

I don’t care.  Despite their apathetic sound, these three words are actually quite powerful. When I say ‘I don’t care’, I frequently mean something else.  There are times I’ve said, “I don’t care,” but what I really meant was, “I appreciate what you are saying, but mentally my plate is full.”  Or maybe I meant, […]

Lead Your Thinking

In Launching a Leadership Revolution by Woodward and Brady  state that the first of five levels in being a leader is learning.  Taking the personal leadership to decide to become a learner is critical.  By doing so you’ve begun to lead your thinking.  You’ve taken an active role to decide what will be input to […]