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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.

7 Components of Attitude & Ability to Develop to Earn Empowerment

Summary Concept for Leaders and Professionals to Improve Empowerment A leader using the Dyson Empowerment Model will consider trust level for the 7 components of Attitude and of Ability to assess whether to delegate or direct for a particular role. The true professional anticipates what the leader expects, assesses self, outlines a plan for keeping...

Life Leaders at Lunch March 26 Birmingham Area

Life Leaders at Lunch Earning and Delegating Empowerment Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:45-1 / 201 Office Park Circle Public Service Seminar / $10 includes lunch Faculty: Dr. David Dyson, author of the Empowerment Model Chair: DeWayne Taylor, Alabama Power Company Host: Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr., First Financial Group Example: a young professional earned preparation/promotion 3 years faster Handout: you...

$20,000 Challenge Grant will help Life Leaders provide programs for teachers, students, veterans, citizens…

Life Leaders Challenge Grant When Life Leaders receives $20,000 in new grants and donations for our public service programs, funding will double thanks to a matching grant of $20,000 from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama. Your tax-deductible donation–and/or advocacy to a person, corporation, or foundation who can partner–is needed NOW so we can implement programs for teachers and students...

True Professional

“True Professional: person who seeks mastery and earned empowerment through trust in character and competence, preparing and persisting to develop fitness and habits to do the harder right well—instinctively—even under stress.”  –Dunn & Dyson

Member and Partner Meeting Moved to Thursday, March 12

The weather warnings for tomorrow suggest we likely can have a better meeting in a week, Thursday, March 12—same time, place, and program—instead of tomorrow, March 5. Your safety comes first. I recall we had to postpone a week last year due to weather. We can adapt. Those of you planning to attend our Life...

Life Leaders Meeting March 5 for Members, Partners, Guests

Life Leaders Monthly Evening Meeting For members, partners, and guests interested in our seminars and/or public service programs. What we plan to do: 5:45-6: Arrive for fellowship, water, coffee (team arrives at 5) 6-6:30: Introductions and Member Sample Plan Welcome and mission for the meeting: Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr., VP and Trustee Prayer: Bishop Dr. Bernard Omukubah Pledge...

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Dr. David Dyson Author-Coach-Teacher & Founder Life Leaders Institute, Compassion Ranch, and Patriotism in Action. Volunteer Historian National Veterans Day based in Birmingham

  • 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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