The Key to True Leadership

SUMMARY

  • There is no such thing as a natural-born leader. Leadership is learned, plain and simple.
  • Who do you lead?
  • Yourself: True leadership starts from within. Lead in the good qualities of life and the good nature of life. Make quality decisions that others can model.
  • What kind of leader are you?
  • Review your daily success principles and habits to recognize on which side of the leadership trail you rest your hat.
  • Lead yourself,

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Ethics

SUMMARY

  • There are no other ethics than ethics. John Maxwell says, “There is no such thing as business ethics. There’s only ethics.  The good news is if you have them, they work everywhere in your life.” 
  • If you don’t have them, you can get them.  You aren’t born with ethics. They are a product of adaptation and environment.  
  • Ethics are a benchmark for the drive of character.  The content of your character is developed because of your ethics. 
  • Ethics are the values,

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Stewardship



SUMMARY

  • There is a difference between living righteously and living selfishly when it comes to your finances.
  • Stewardship plays a role in determining which way you live.
  • A good steward recognizes the gifts given as if they were on loan, takes charge of them and makes good come from those gifts.
  • Good stewardship includes helping causes and those who are less fortunate.
  • Stewardship is a tool that brings you into the framework of blessability.
  • Through the stewardship of words,

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How Successful People Make Decisions

SUMMARY

  • There are only about 12 to 15 key decisions in everyone’s life.
  • Examples of key decisions: Getting married, having children, a job change, moving to another area of the country, or buying a house.
  • When making key decisions, take a little extra time but don’t procrastinate too much.
  • ‘NO’ is a decision, never be afraid to say it when necessary. Don’t leave decisions undecided. Then, stick with them.  Follow up and follow through on your decisions.
  • After a decision is made,

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The Secret to Building Confidence

SUMMARY

  • Some people are prone to it; others are not. Everyone can build it.
  • Secrets to building confidence: Talk out loud. Speak words of positivity to yourself to bolster confidence.
  • Focus on the things which you are good at. What are your talents, your skills? Recognize the attributes of positivity in your life and stick in that vein. The longer you associate with confidence, the more confident you will become.
  • The confident person sometimes has so much that it exudes and breeds confidence in others.

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The Biggest Obstacle I Had to Overcome to Become an E5 Leader

SUMMARY

  • The obstacle that gave me the most difficulty, that I had to overcome, was finances. I didn’t understand them; didn’t have respect for money.
  • I was good at making money, but bad at hanging onto it. I didn’t know what to do for long-term, legacy, and proper investment.
  • It was hard for me to go to financially successful people who hadn’t achieved balance in life and let them help me.
  • I had to find a mentor who had 10 years of financial success,

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Advice for a Divorced CEO on Rebuilding Relationships

SUMMARY

  • E5 Leader is a relationship-builder and mender. Anguish, grief, and baggage from the past can be dealt with by applying principles of E5, enabling you to approach those you love and may have hurt, seek their forgiveness and build bridges.
  • Involve your (future) spouse in your leadership walk. Help him/her to make the transition into the culture of thought you have developed—‘a culture of life’ culture of thought.
  • Make sure he/she is ALL-IN with this leadership. Encourage and work with him/her.  Emphasize and let him/her know how important it is,

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Equipping Yourself and Others for Life and Success

SUMMARY

  • Equipping is being able to pass on something that you know.
  • We equip our children when we teach them how to walk, talk, or eat.
  • Equipping is also our actions, our role modeling.
  • Using E5 tools, you will be able to apply knowledge, tools, processes and training that equips you to handle situations and establish equilibrium.
  • Take note of your current equipping strategy.   Do you need to start, change or enhance it?
  • Equipping takes courage.
  • Be one of those courageous people to help somebody.

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What Place Have You Visited that Impacted You the Most?

SUMMARY

  • Mark’s favorite places to visit, the cathedrals and basilicas in the cities he visits, impact his spiritual pillar.  What place you’ve visited have affected you spiritually?
  • According to Mark, faith built him more than he built his faith.
  • He had a ‘Saul Moment’: a realization that there is a higher power and a higher authority.
  • Have you ever had such a moment? 

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The Four Temperaments that Determine the Way You Think and Act

SUMMARY

  • Temperaments are the hardwiring and natural ability to process thought.
  • No thought is generated without input.
  • Temperament, our hardwiring, is what processes inputs to formulate opinion, values, ethics, and behavior.
    • Four categories:
    • Choleric – the hard-driven type-A person who’s always going after it.
    • Phlegmatic – cool, casual, laid back, nothing seems to bother them.
    • Melancholic – likes a sense of order and has a sense of idealism.

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