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To help you PLAN & LEAD in LIFE & Serve Others.

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. To receive free alerts of new posts, enter your email address at right.

Content includes positive quotations that inspire and inform, principles and best practices you can use, and more you can share serving others in this free, online, “open source” format to reach more people.

5 Best Practices of Leaders taught by Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims

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...

Answer 7 Questions to Set an Achievable Resolution

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...

How to be “really happy”–Albert Schweitzer

“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...

Measure of a Man–Martin Luther King

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.  ...

Three Responsibilities of a Leader–Max de Pree

“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 Setbacks Opportunities–T.D. Jakes

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...

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  • Accomplish More Goals & Resolutions
    by Dr. David Dyson on January 11, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    In less time than a New Year's party, you can set Achievable Resolutions and reach more goals in 2019. Answer 7 questions. This process and template has been developed by Executive and Life Coach Dr. David Dyson and tested with clients and students.

  • Personal Leadership Advice from a 12 Year-Old...
    by Dr. David Dyson on August 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Focus on your callings to develop more courage to contribute in discussions, classes, and forums. You will improve leadership and confidence.

May you PLAN and LEAD your LIFE and Serve Others.

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