Company, School, Family or Church

Company, School, Family or Church

“True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.” John White

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

Several years ago, a study of seven to twelve-year-olds revealed that 39% of them had as their “hero” a movie or TV star; 19% had a singer as their hero; 11% idolized comedians and 11% athletes. You put those figures together and discover that 80% of that age group had celebrities as their heroes.

Teaching Leadership

Teaching Leadership

"Giving up reinforces a sense of incompetence. Going on gives
you a commitment to success." George Weinberg

According to Fortune magazine, "Today's standard of leadership - influencing human behavior in an environment of uncertainty - is dauntingly difficult to teach.

Leadership

Leadership

As the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctoral degrees, the author of three autobiographies and the co-editor of 30 books in 29 languages, Frances Hesselbein is considered one of the country’s greatest leaders.  She is President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. She began sharing her leadership lessons while working with the Drucker Foundation. The organization started with donated office space, a tiny budget, and a big mission: to share with non-profit organizations the sort of first-rate thinking for which management guru Peter Drucker is known. It has been said the most compelling quality found in her is her ability to sense people’s needs on an emotional level and meet those needs. She has the capacity to link people with matching needs and skills and modestly calls it “brokering.”

Healthy fear

Healthy fear

Woodrow Wilson once said, "Fear God and you need not be afraid of anyone else.”

There really is "healthy fear." For example, it's very healthy to fear drinking before you drive. However, fear should not be allowed to run rampant through our lives so that it becomes such a devastating factor that it produces failure.

Character Makes the Difference

Character Makes the Difference

“More people fail because of flaws in their character than for any other reason.” Dr. D. James Kennedy

One philosopher made the observation that if the immoral but knew the value of honesty, thieves and knaves, for their own self-interests, would become honest men.

Show # 451: Q&A with Tom and Kevin

Show # 451: Q&A with Tom and Kevin

We opened the door for questions and the Ziglar audience poured them in. In this show we cover questions on establishing new habits, how to take personal retreats, dealing with unmotivated spouses, and, if it’s possible, to pursue one’s dreams while having young kids! Thanks to Constant Contact and Pro Flowers for supporting this episode.

Legislating Morality

Legislating Morality

Every time issues such as gambling, pornography, prostitution, sleazy television programming, etc., are discussed, there are those who say we cannot "legislate morality." The reality is we can, we have and we must. It's immoral to kill, and therefore we have laws against murder.

Patience and Kindness

Patience and Kindness

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Lawrence L. Fargher and written by Jim Gillon.

"It was cold and blustery, as it had been for a month now. The weather had been good for our business in the grocery store, but some of the customers were getting on our nerves.

Show # 450: Master productivity, discipline and focus – John Lee Dumas

Show # 450: Master productivity, discipline and focus – John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas set the podcast world on fire with his show, Entrepreneur on Fire, and his business success. Last year we discussed his “Freedom Journal” on goal setting and achieving. Now he has come out with a product, really as a result of requests from his audiences who ask the question, “Hey, to achieve my goals, how can I be more productive, more disciplined, and have more focus?” These are strengths of John’s, so he didn’t just write a book, he crafted a journal to help you work through achieving success in these three areas: Productivity, Discipline, Focus. This was an intriguing, valuable, and truly fun show. Thanks to Constant Contact, Blue Apron, and Princess Cruise Lines for supporting this episode.

Show # 449: Inspired but alone

Show # 449: Inspired but alone

Tom Ziglar and Kevin Miller answer real questions from podcast listeners. We have some tactical questions and some deep, personal development questions today. Chances are 100% you’ll hear something that resonates, inspires, and equips you! Thanks to ZipRecruiter and Princess Cruise Lines for their support of this episode.

Work for Life

Work for Life

It has been accurately stated that work gives us more than a living – it provides us a life. Unfortunately, a lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job! When asked how many people worked for him, one employer responded, “About half of them.” Unfortunately, there’s truth to those two little quips.