The Best of Lead With Giants December 2013

Best_of_LWG_150Welcome to an exciting round-up of Leadership ideas and talent. Writers from the Lead With Giants Community were asked to submit their best post from the month of November. This monthly compilation serves to Advocate Uplifting Leadership And Change Lives by showcasing the leadership wisdom from our community. “The Best of Lead With Giants” is published on the first day of each month.

Please enjoy reading the posts from these Giants and be sure to leave a comment. For more wisdom, follow them on Twitter and join @DanVForbes and all the Giants in the Lead With Giants Community.

Life Lessons – How to Get The Life You Want by Brian Smith Personal Development. You don’t have to settle. You can have the kind of life you envisioned for yourself. This article will show you how.  

Are You Managing, Leading or Doing Both? by Carol Dougherty Leaders need to address both the results needed for a successful organization and the needs of the people in that organization. This means balancing leading people and managing results. Creating the right balance is the hard part.

Can’t Keep Up? Get More Time for Your Work and Work from Your Team by David Dye As a frontline or midlevel leader, the secret to freeing up more of your own time and having a more productive team is found in just four words.

Discovering Your Purpose by Giant Leap Coaching Benjamin Franklin said, “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Unfortunately, most people spend more time planning their annual vacation than they do thinking about their life’s purpose.

Two Habits That Can Paralyze Us For A Lifetime by Tony Richards Habits make or break us. For most people, in order to be more successful in their business or career, they must confront old habits or form new ones.

Precious Dreams are Never for Sale by Hoda Maalouf This post is about the hopes and high expectation for an old painting bought by my father. It is a good lesson that without our dreams and hopes, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

When Helping is a Disservice by Daniel Buhr Go the extra mile to do something special for others, but also go deeper to be someone of significance to others.

Is Your Leader One of These Cartoon Characters? by Mike Clevenger Is your leader acting like one of these popular cartoon characters?

Why Passion is Critical for Business Success by Dino Eliadis Over time many small business owners forget the reason that they started their business. When we lose focus of our passion life can quickly become unsatisfying and business can take a nosedive. In this post I give some easy ways to get your passion back!

Leadership is Dangerous by Kimunya Mugo My good friend Joseph Lalonde released his free eBook a couple of weeks ago, LEADERSHIP IS DANGEROUS: Four Traps That a Leader Should Avoid.

7 Reasons Leadership May Not Matter by John E. Smith A little reflection on a Pew Research survey and the implications for leadership. 

Leadership Isn’t For Me…Or You by Randy Conley After more than 25 years in formal leadership positions in various organizations, I’ve come to learn that leadership isn’t for me…and it’s not for you, either.

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Cynthia has over 20 years of experience working in the corporate world. She ran investigation units for large corporations, was a Private Investigator and has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology.  Cynthia is President of SmartChic. She works one-on-one mentoring women, does group programs, conducts workshops and is a motivational speaker. Learn more at

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