Leadership Development for SuccessWritten by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D
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In CMOE’s leadership training, we acquaint participants with (or reaffirm) fundamental qualities and characteristics leaders need to possess. For example, in our leadership development training, we examine quality of courage. Leaders will always be required to make right decisions and manage dilemmas. They must also take risks and at times withstand ridicule from others. Courage is strength to choose and stand for right course of action. Leaders will experience failure (the great teacher), and leaders must respond courageously to failure and take responsibility. Owning up to a failed action, learning from it, and adjusting your course is a courageous act. Giving someone bad news, confronting a sensitive conflict, and giving feedback to others takes skill, tact, and most definitely courage. Courage can only come from deep within one’s being. In CMOE’s leadership development, we help leaders improve or strengthen this characteristic.
It is this courage that distinguishes great leaders from those who have skills but don’t convert their knowledge to proper actions and decisions. Courage, rather than power, position, or techniques, defines great leadership.
Leadership without character will eventually create “motivation fall out.” Without genuine leadership, people will not set up and contribute their talents and energy. If they feel manipulated with “slick” techniques they will withdraw their support and loyalty. In our leadership development curriculum, we connect leaders with qualities like:
- Inclusiveness / Collaboration
- Accessibility & Humility
This is a time when we need leaders and members alike who can move forward, think positively, and act creatively. Character based leadership provides foundation for building skills and confidence.
Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D, is the co-founder of the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness.
For more information about CMOE’s 30 years of experience in leadership development, call toll free at 1-888-262-2499.
Create Real Magic And New CustomersWritten by Robert Smethers
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Generally, an employee based size standard not in excess of 500 employees is used for manufacturers for wholesalers, average employment not in excess of 500 is used; for general construction, a revenue based size standard not over $28,500,000 is used; for specialty trade construction, revenues not over $12,000,000 is used; for retail and services contracts, revenues not over $6,000,000 is used; and for agricultural enterprises, gross annual sales not over $750,000 is used. Self-certification of documentation is sufficient for representation as a small business, women-owned small business, veteran-owned small business and service-disabled veteran-owned small business. SBA certification is required for status as a HUBZone small business, 8(a) small business, and Small Disadvantaged Business. The range is about 15 days for certificate of competency; no approval is required on other programs for this .small business opportunity. The government grants that guarantees this small business opportunity programs for small business grants totaled: FY 04 $4,606,675,000; FY 05 est $3,250,000,000; FY 06 est $3,000,000,000. Administrative Expenses: FY 04 $38,013,000; FY 05 est $34,188,000; and FY 06 est $36,406,000 In fiscal year 2004, $11.2 billion in government grants for prime contracts was set-aside for procurement limited to small businesses to give you an excellent small business opportunity. Title 13, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 125; "Government Contracting Programs;" Government Contracting and information for this small business opportunity from SBA offices. Forms to obtain necessary assistance are provided by SBA field offices. To find where they are listed you can go to Associate Administrator for Government Contracting, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416. Telephone: (202) 205-6460 http://www.sba.gov Other small business opportunity programs that are related to selling to federal government are: 17.301, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action by Federal Contractors and Federally Assisted Construction Contractors can use this small business opportunity; 17.303, Wage and Hour Standards; 36.001, Fair Competition Counseling and Investigation of Complaints; 39.001, Business Services is another small business opportunity; 43.002, Technology Transfer is chance to participate in another small business opportunity; 59.006, 8(a) Business Development is a good small business opportunity that you should consider.
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