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What Makes Someone a Good Leader?

Characteristics of a Good Leader I often begin many of my trainings with a simple question: what are the characteristics of a good leader? It’s a simple question that can elicit an infinite number of responses from those in attendance, but the outcome is always the same. The things that we value most in a good leader have very little to do with aptitude and more to do with the person’s attitude. Attitude vs. Aptitude Everyone has at least few adjectives they would use to describe a good leader and some of the most common responses include confident, empathetic, compassionate,
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25th Anniversary

The best investment you will ever make is in yourself! By focusing on yourself through self-improvement, you will become a better person and this will reflect on your business and those around you. Over time we all change but it is up to you to ensure that you change for the better. LIVE2LEAD can help you on that journey.  
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Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is best known for his top-rated Ted Talk based around the simple message: People don’t buy what we do, they buy why we do it! He is also a speaker at LIVE2LEAD. Sign up today to learn more about Simon and his message.  
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John Maxwell

John Maxwell has been ranked as the Top Leadership Trainer in the World. He writes a monthly article for Success Magazine. He is the host and a speaker for LIVE2LEAD. This is a great opportunity to hear from the best in the business. Don’t miss it! Sign up for LIVE2LEAD today!  
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10,000 Hours

After 10,000 hours, many of our assets, including cars and equipment, have significantly depreciated in value with the exception of one: our people. Our people are our greatest asset and the best thing you can do is to invest in them. Sign them up for LIVE2LEAD today!  
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Law Of Attraction

By being better ourselves, we will naturally attract better people around us. This is the Law of Attraction and it applies to our businesses as well. An investment to better yourself and the people around you is an investment in your most important asset. Register yourself and your team for LIVE2LEAD today!  
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CHIK-FIL-A

“If we become better, our customers will demand we become bigger.” – Truett Cathy   The above statement is what has inspired and has led Chik-fil-A to become what they are today: The Miss Congeniality of fast food beauty pageants. The Chik-fil-A restaurant chain has become extremely well known for their second-mile service, so much so that they have won one of the most prestigious awards that they could. According to a study conducted by restaurant industry magazine, QSR, the fried chicken joint’s employees are more polite with their customers than the employees of 14 other national chains. How? Put
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The Power of a Great Quote

Quotes are something that we must all recognize and appreciate. A single, inspirational set of words can go so much further than one may anticipate it to – hence their importance. Quotes can help people in varying ways, as each hold a different meaning in the eye of their beholder. With respect to leadership, frequent words of encouragement will not only boost the morale of your team, but will no less make you feel like a better person – a strong leader. Create a quote list. Invite people to “subscribe”, in a sense. Guaranteed you’ll notice a ripple effect: your
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The Checklist Manifesto

When you have an idea that you’d like to explore, or are about to complete an important task(s) do you keep track of its completion? Its successes? Its opportunities? The significant value of utilizing a checklist is something that can often be forgotten about or considered beneath our capabilities. Why bother with a checklist if everything is already mapped out for us in our minds? Wrong. And I’ll tell you why. Kudos to Kevin Pattison at the TPS Group in Sudbury, ON for recommending that I read “The Checklist Manifesto”. If you have yet to hear of this incredible book,
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