Category: Leadership

Cycles of Productivity

Initiative, Action, Resolution. All leaders benefit from knowing about these cycles of productivity. Watch Yogi Akal as he describes I.A.R. in this video. Length of video: 05:58 minutes

Five Leadership Styles to Avoid

1. I Give and I Give… And I Get Nothing Back:  The classic conflict between effort and results. It is called Co-Dependent Envisioning. This kind of leader serves the neurosis in themselves and others. In their world, reality is measured by victimization and blame throwing. 2. I Love You, I Hate You:  In this kind…
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The Third Option

Negative and positive never work. One follows the other. Negative begets positive, positive begets negative, etc.. Win some, lose some, win some, lose some. Fairness and equity, two sides of the same coin. The circle is never-ending, the loop lazily energizing itself. The solution here is to always seek out a third possibility: From negative…
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Patience Pays

If you are not alert, you hurt or get hurt. If you go too fast, you don’t last. If you are too slow, you never get anywhere. Patience pays, or time and space take their payment/s. Short term impatience = long term loss. Short term patience = long term gain.

The Big Ask

A politician in a developing country was set to address a large audience of corporate and political leaders, asking for donations, as he had every Christmas. He was proud of this gathering and of his annual call to remember the poor, requesting food baskets and toys. I proposed a different approach – go for the…
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The Secret

The secret to life, love, liberty, success, and leadership is command – the power to command one’s own mind. Without this capacity, the qualities, values and virtues of human grace are lessened. The mind is meant to serve the human and not the other way around. This takes training, guidance, practice, and intuition. Just because…
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Emotional Maturity

It’s not the life that matters, it’s the courage you bring to it. Overcoming adversity is just like a meal to be chewed, digested and turned into energy.

The Real Law of Attraction

The laws of attraction are sacred and earned. They are not to be used to get a date, pull in money, or achieve fame. It is not who or what you attract, it is who or what you are attracted to. “Why do I keep attracting this kind of person, problem, success/failure?”  It is solely…
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Nation Building

I had been summoned to offer counsel for a visiting head-of-state. Their schedule was grueling, with interminable back-to-back events. By 2am, when all the demands and minutiae of diplomacy, emergencies and commerce had been met, the head of their military escorted me in. I had been invited to the inner sanctum, the end of the…
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A Leader’s Barometer

Ask your Self at every turn, at every moment, in every conversation – is this progress?   Do not say or do anything unless it is progress.  Is what I am about to do, or doing now advancing one and all?   If so, lead the way;  if not, don’t do it – period.