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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.

3 Things Leaders Must Know

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...

Listening can help you get inside a soul–Ann Kline

“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  ...

Courage to Create a New Comfort Zone–Thomas Fuller

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...

Read about Independence Day to enrich your Celebration

  As we celebrate Independence Day, remember appreciation of Veterans and families, including those since 1776, and share with others the national history that: America’s Veterans Day was born in Birmingham and Advanced in Alabama. To share more with a teacher or another patriot, they can read about how Veterans Day started and the summary...

Never be Angry at What You can Change

“Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help and what he cannot help.” -Thomas Fuller...

Greatest Use of Life–William James

“The greatest use of life is for something that will outlast it.” – William James – William James, philosopher, psychologist, and trained as a physician, was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. More. Life Leaders helps people identify their greatest use of life through plan for life workshops and online...

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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.

Life Leaders founder Dr. David Dyson also publishes at to which you may subscribe–a gift to you and those you wish to influence. That journal focuses on helping people PLAN and LEAD in LIFE through the lens of Callings for Service.

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