Empowering Leaders Don’t Drive From The Backseat

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Productivity 12 Comments

Commenting on his thoughts about leadership, Bill Gates once said, “As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” What a powerful statement from a man who not only led the world into a software revolution at Microsoft, but is now leading a philanthropic revolution of global proportions. You and I may not be working on causes as massive as Gates’ work to eradicate malaria globally, but empowering others is no less important to our leadership as it is to his. So exactly what is …

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3 Things To Consider Before Your Next Decision

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 12 Comments

According to some studies, the average human makes about 612 decisions a day. That equates to over 4,000 decisions in one week and over 220,000 decisions in a year. Needless to say, we all make lots of decisions, some of which are bigger than others. With literally thousands of things to think through, how in the world can we find the capacity to make quality decisions consistently? What if there were common factors that all great decisions had in common? I believe that there is. Below are three such factors …

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Don’t Let Go Of The Rope

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 5 Comments

Back in the spring of 2010, I had an opportunity to travel to Japan on a graduate school business trip. While visiting one of the local cities, our class had a chance to go to the top of a mountain that overlooked the beautiful town and valley landscape below. Once on the peak, our attention was immediately drawn to a nearby cave that had attracted large groups of tourists around it. Entire tour groups were paying cash to go down into the cave—disappearing right before our own eyes. Curious to …

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5 Keys To Collecting A Larger Company Paycheck

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 9 Comments

All of us could use some extra money in our paychecks. Some people, in pursuit of a larger company paycheck, incorrectly assume that simply working harder will translate to increased pay. Here’s the thing. The key to collecting more money from your company is not to simply work harder. The key to increasing your paycheck is to increase the value that you are adding to the company. Companies are looking for employees that add value to their bottom line or mission. It’s possible to work hard on numerous activities that …

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Who’s On Your Boat?

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 15 Comments

It has been said that you are now who you will be in 5 years except for two things: the books that you read and the people that you meet. If this is true, then who we allow into our lives, especially into our inner circle, is critically important to us achieving success. In Jonah 1:3, Jonah decides to hop aboard a ship headed for the city of Tarshish. But this is no ordinary cruise vacation. We’re told in that same verse that Jonah has boarded this ship intent to …

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