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The Leadership-Tools Newsletter, November, 2016
November 09, 2016
|As a reminder, this month we are providing a short series of weekly newsletters to catch you up on what's new and improved on our website.|
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Without further delay, here's what this edition of The Leadership-Tools Newsletter will cover.
- Free Tools Password Reminder
- Join Us On Social
- New Mobile Ready Design
Leadership Tools & Resources
- Leadership Videos for Maximum Impact
Passion Meets Opportunity
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- Leadership Series for Successful Living
Download Volume One: Ambition
- Download Volume Two: Character
- Volumes 3-5 Coming In Future Editions
- Your Comments/Questions/Suggestions
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Please be patient as we continue work on converting old pages over to the new design.
Hard to believe how much our site has evolved over the years.
Every leader has his or her strengths and weaknesses. The most effective leaders learn to identify their weaknesses and use available tools, resources, and members of their team to fill in any leadership gaps.
However, the use of leadership videos to strengthen and support a key message can be very helpful to all leaders, regardless of whether you are a strong communicator or not.
You can be the best public speaker, completely comfortable in front of small or large audiences, and you can still make a speech better by integrating a little multi-media.
For those leaders who are not as comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, the use of leadership video can really help to lessen your anxiety and add fun and clarity to your message.
This new section is all about providing you with short Leadership Videos. The duration of these videos go from 30 seconds to less than ten minutes, so they are easy to add to any agenda.
As an example, imagine that you want to begin a discussion with your team about the importance of thinking outside box to come up with some brand new ideas for your next sales campaign.
Most teams tend to go back to what they know. When the time comes to start planning the next campaign they simply dust off the files of the old campaign and begin updating. As a result the new campaign looks and feels an awful lot like the old campaign - who's going to be excited about that?
So how do you get your people thinking differently?
Here's an idea... what if at the beginning of your meeting you showed your team this 7 minute video of Nick Selby demonstrating true passion.
Go ahead, watch the video right now before reading further. You'll be glad you did.
(7 minute pause... :)
Wow, not what you expected was it? This is a great example of someone thinking outside the box; showing some true PASSION, and taking full advantage of an OPPORTUNITY.
Nick Selby, a sophomore engineering student from Georgia Tech University was chosen to deliver the annual welcome speech to incoming freshmen.
The leadership lesson here is that we are talking about Nick Selby today because he is a great example of someone who took an opportunity, infused a little creativity and a huge amount of passion, and became known by millions of people around the world because a video of his speech went viral online.
No one told Nick to make this speech into a big deal, he did that all on his own.
Now imagine after showing your team Nick's video how you can more effectively engage your team on the following questions: (Hint: Be sure to show a little passion yourself while asking these questions.)
This is just one example. Now that your creative juices are flowing, take time to view a few of the other leadership video clips provided.
One of my personal favorites is the young baseball player who is the definition of optimism in the face of disappointing results.
Be sure to read the full page for additional best practices and tips.
If you are aware of other valuable leadership videos that you think we should highlight, please let us know.
For the first time in 10 years, we are providing FREE ACCESS to The Leadership Series for Successful Living, which is based on the works of Dr. Orison Swett Marden, known world-wide as The Father of the American Success Movement.
Each of the five volumes come with free copies of the Ebook, Audio Book and Companion Workbook.
As a subscriber you now have access to Volume One: Ambition and Volume Two: Character.
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We will add Volumes 3-5 in future editions of this newsletter - so stay tuned!
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