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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.

Freedom to Respond Better

We have freedom to choose our response to what happens. That’s a lesson from Dr. Stephen Covey on a video I shared with Life Leaders at the monthly seminar and meeting. We can choose character development more than personality. We should include character development in our goals to be better instead of just appear better...

Life Leaders Evening Seminar and Meeting

Flourish More Choosing Success and Developing Character and Competence + Progress on Public Programs to Advance Citizens and City… Thursday, June 4, 5:45-7 PM 201 Office Park (3rd floor), First Financial Group Seminar Room, hosted by Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr. Register to reserve your spot and handouts (recommended) or No charge for attending–sponsored by...

Life Leaders Mentioned in Story of Star’s Journey Home Published on Animal News Site

Life Leaders May 7 Meeting Central Alabama

What we plan to do Thursday: 5:45-6: Arrive for fellowship, water, coffee (team arrives at 5) 6-6:30: Introductions, Prayer, Pledge, Seminar    Mission: Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr., VP & Trustee Prayer: Bishop Dr. Bernard Omukubah Pledge of Allegiance: Col. Bob Barefield (USA Ret) Short Seminar: Dr. David Dyson When we need to “Go for It” in Life (even...

Life Leaders Monthly Meeting 1st Thursday After 5

For members, partners, and guests–a short seminar on best-self leadership and planning for one or more of the 7 Areas of Life plus Progress and Plans for one or more public service programs. Draft of what we plan to do: 5:45-6: Arrive for fellowship, water, coffee (team arrives at 5) 6-6:30: Prayer, Pledge, Life Leaders at Lunch Seminar Summary...

Leadership and Empowerment Concepts and a Short Seminar

Dr. Ken Blanchard taught in “Situational Leadership” courses and books as well as  at our seminar in 1994 that we should choose different leadership approaches with people at different levels of “maturity” and we should even choose different leadership approaches with the same person–if maturity is high, “delegate,” though for a new role “tell.” He inspired part of...

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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.

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