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  • B.Y.O.B. is re-defined by Young Leaders of the United Way of Miami-Dade
    B.Y.O.B. is re-defined by Young Leaders of the United Way of Miami-Dade
    B.Y.O.B. takes on a new meaning on Saturday, September 20 at the "Build Your Own Brunch" event for young professionals. Modeled after the Veritage Miami Interactive Dinner, this event is the first of its kind to be hosted by the Young...
  • Great leaders don’t need no stinking experience
    Great leaders don’t need no stinking experience
    The mental frontier Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.The greatest leaders are usually the ones on the outside looking in. Jim Kirk is portrayed by Hollywood actor Chris Pine in both movies &ldquo...
  • Learn And Lead
    KC Chamber announces its Centurions Leadership Program 2016 class
    The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the class of 2016 to its Centurions Leadership Program. Members of the Centurions Leadership Program spend two years exploring the opportunities and issues of the Kansas City region...
  • Insights from Kansas City area inspirational leader Clayton Daniels
    Insights from Kansas City area inspirational leader Clayton Daniels
    Clayton (Clay) Danielsis VP of Operations, Midwest Service & Solutions at Kansas City-basedU.S. Engineering Company. He's also one of the area's most inspiring leaders.The company was established in Kansas City in 1893 and is now one...
  • Communication is Vital for a Leader and a Manager
    Information concerning businesses
    Communication is vital for leaders and managers, because now-a-days if one is lucky enough to have a stable fulltime or a stable part time job; great, but if not; keep looking. Many places are not hiring and it looks as if the economy is still on...
  • Leadership and Honesty
    Leadership and Honesty
    Big question: when do we most often have difficulty with expressing our feelings openly? Easy answer: when there is conflict.While conflict will never go away what can go away are the patterned responses we learned in dealing with conflict when we...
  • KCBJ announces its class of 2014 NextGen Leaders
    KCBJ announces its class of 2014 NextGen Leaders
    This past week, the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ) announced its class of 2014 NextGen Leaders.According to the publication, NextGen Leaders is not a program that ends with someone being presented a plaque — in fact, that’s only...
  • Leadership lessons: Are YOU an Underdog??
    Leadership lessons: Are YOU an Underdog??
    It’s not always what it seems. Take this amazing TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell. He pushes us (very gently) to explore the stories and myths handed from generation to generation. He asks us to question everything, especially what we think is...
  • Leadership and Accepting “The JOURNEY”
    Leadership and Accepting “The JOURNEY”
    Everyone says “it’s the journey not the destination” especially when situations are tough.Leadership development means accepting this as a core belief when climbing the mountain of career success.Did you ever meet a leader who...
  • Seek Value before adding value
    Seek Value before adding value
    So often leaders are pumped by all the admiration, by the platitudes and “yes ma’am, yes sir” easy-to-please attitudes that they redirect expectations and orders with an unintentional arrogance.What do I mean by this? Often...
  • 25 tips for how to become a better leader
    25 tips for how to become a better leader
    If you don't have time to read a book about how to improve your leadership skills, tackle a handful of these tips, complied from the works of many authors:Don't micromanageDon't be a bottleneckFocus on outcomes, not minutiaeBuild trust...
  • Truth Teling
    Extraordinary Boss as Truth Teller
    Did you ever think it is better to tell just a little white lie rather than have someone be upset with you? We all have at one time or another.Then there is the opposite extreme where the truth is told in anger with judgment, blame and attack. Not...
  • Choo Smith Meet & Greet for Charity Golf Tournament
    Choo Smith - community leader and life changer
    Choo Smith was a former original Harlem Globetrotter. That was his profession. In life, Choo Smith is a community leader and life changer.Recently Smith held his 4th annual golf tournament to benefit his foundation Choo Smith Youth Empowerment....
  • Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Insight
    Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Insight
    Did you ever have a boss who was or is a bully? Someone who always tells you what you are doing wrong and blaming you when the situation has some thorns around the roses that prick and draw blood?These are not what I mean by extraordinary. They...
  • Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Work Cultures
    Extraordinary Bosses and Extraordinary Work Cultures
    Who are the employees who drive most bosses crazy? They are … ta da…. The rebels.Rebels are those who always find something wrong at work and want to gather the troops to take their case to HR. And if HR does not respond, well, there...