Written by Gary Glasscock

Copyright 2005 Gary Glasscock

Webster's defines leadership as : “1.repparttar office of position of a leader, 2. capacity to lead, 3.repparttar 142742 act of instance of leading, 4. LEADERS.” Dale Carnegie, founder ofrepparttar 142743 Dale Carnegie Institute and teacher of leadership skills, defines leadership as a mixture of traits and skills that can be learned and honed. John C. Maxwell, founder of INJOY and professional speaker on leadership, agrees with Carnegie, but further states that there are five levels of leadership withrepparttar 142744 highest level being attained by only a few people.

So what really determines leadership? Doesrepparttar 142745 position or office determinerepparttar 142746 leader or is itrepparttar 142747 capacity to lead? Just because a person holds a certain position in a company or in government does not necessarily mean they can be a leader. We can look at out previous President and see thatrepparttar 142748 office does not makerepparttar 142749 leader. Because a certain individual has been promoted to a leadership position with a company, does that makerepparttar 142750 person a leader? They are expected to be able to lead, but what truly makes a person a leader? Is it a skill that can be learned, practiced, and enhanced by qualities that we are born with?

Leadership is a combination of traits, qualities, and skills that not only learned and practiced, but are not necessarily inherent qualities that a person is born with. To develop leadership we must become students of human relations. The we can become goon communicators and listeners, offer genuine appreciation and praise to others, and show othersrepparttar 142751 respect they deserve. WE then must learn not to be overly critical, to harness enthusiasm, give people a good reputation to live up to, and keep a sense of fun and balance in out lives. These are all good qualities that one must strive to obtain to become a leader of people. Not only will they then reaprepparttar 142752 rewards of being a leader, but they will also begin to develop others into leaders, thus expanding their influence as well as building uprepparttar 142753 organization they are associated with. Not only is that a trait of a good leader but also that is a responsibilityrepparttar 142754 leader must live up to if they wish to become a great leader. In his book, “Developingrepparttar 142755 Leader Within You,” John C. Maxwell listsrepparttar 142756 five levels of leadership as:

1.Position –repparttar 142757 lowest level of leadership, based solely on title and position. 2.Permission – as relationships are developed with others, they give permission torepparttar 142758 leader to be led beyondrepparttar 142759 limits of his/hers job description. 3.Production – asrepparttar 142760 group becomes more productive together, leadership is advanced. 4.People Development – developing people and assisting them to reach their potential. 5.Personhood – this requires a lifetime of developing others to their highest potential.

Living a Balanced Life - The Real Juggling Act

Written by Carole Pagan

Why are so many wealthy people so miserable?

I just read an installment from another self-improvement course that states that celebrities are unhappy because they don’t have gratitude for what they have. I disagree.

Have you ever had a time when you were making a good living, lived in a nice place, drove a nice car, took trips, had everything you needed and more – and yet you were still unhappy?

It wasn’t that you were ungrateful for what you had, just something seemed wrong. You weren’t fulfilled, or some- thing, but you couldn’t quite figure out whatrepparttar problem

was? Maybe you’re in a situation like that now. You feel like you should be happy, who wouldn’t given all that you have, but you’re not.

It simply means that your life is out of balance. Something has been shoved underrepparttar 142665 rug and forgotten about. It might be spending quality time with family or friends, or even just by yourself. It might be that you’re not eating well enough to keep your body balanced. It might be that even though you make a good living, you don’t love what you do.

If you look atrepparttar 142666 life of a celebrity, you can understand why they would be so unhappy. Their lives are totally out of balance. They spend years onrepparttar 142667 road. They don’t have repparttar 142668 time for important relationships and recreational time. They’re always under pressure to berepparttar 142669 “star”.

Think about how you feel when you’ve put in a lot of hours at work and then have no energy left to give to your family. You don’t haverepparttar 142670 energy to eat a good meal or getrepparttar 142671 exercise you need in order to have more energy.

People are onrepparttar 142672 never-ending treadmill trying to get money. But money itself will not make you happy. Life is a delicate balance of relationships, emotions, desires, and responsibilities to others as well as to yourself.

What do you really need to live a balanced life?

A clean, safe, calm home to retreat to – your escape fromrepparttar 142673 rest ofrepparttar 142674 world where you can let your hair down, relax, and be yourself.

A healthy diet and exercise to stay fit, healthy, trim and full of energy.

Self-Care, whether it be reading, meditation, prayer, soaking in a hot tub, a new hairstyle, new clothes, you need to take care of your personal needs. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary. Rememberrepparttar 142675 old saying “If Momma’s not happy, then no one’s happy”? There’s a lot of truth in that.

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