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To help you PLAN & LEAD in LIFE & Serve Others.
As a public service, this complimentary publication is for students, true professionals, and best-self leaders who value planning for life, personal leadership and professional development, and service to others that can be taught in K-12, college, professional studies, and continuing education.
Content includes principles and best practices you can use, positive quotations that inspire and inform, and more you can share serving others in this free, online, “open source” format to reach more people.
Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable others to Act Encourage the Heart Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims taught these key practices for teachers and other leaders at the Troy University Leadership Conference 2018, which focused on developing people and celebrating Black History Month. She cited concepts and administered the Leadership Practices Inventory […]
Over 50% of people who set resolutions quit before succeeding. This 7-Step Process for planning an achievable resolution will increase your chances of success. Consider what result you want and need. Consider what characteristic you have that, if developed, could make you more capable. Shifting Focus Resolutions people set in recent decades included goals like […]
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, is the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought, and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” Max De Pree Max De Pree Center for Leadership
Make life’s interruptions your opportunities. T.D. Jakes One of the quotations recommended by Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Associate Dean, College of Education, Troy University, and Co-chair, Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference Application I appreciate Dr. Rosser-Mims sharing one of her favorite quotations and the inspiration behind it. Learning to plan and implement is important, though, sometimes, […]
Know where the group needs to go. Effective leaders have a vision for the group. Know how to get there. Leaders must know the road that leads to the destination. Know how to get others to follow. Others may help a leader do the first two things. But when it comes to getting people to […]
“When you give somebody your full attention and listen to them completely, you hear more than just their words; you discover their feelings and emotions and you get inside their soul.” -Ann Henry Kline- Cited in Listening Effectively: Achieving High Standards in Communication by John A. Kline
Many of us hold back, sometimes unconsciously, on pursuing dreams–because of fear. We sometimes dwell on possible negative outcomes like failure or embarrassment. Seminar students often say, they stay in their “comfort zones” too much because of “what people might think” if they tried something special. They also admit they hesitate when seeking goals outside their […]
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