Leadership Development for Success

Written by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D

In today’s highly competitive world, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to create highly productive organizations. To be successful with this task, leaders will need all ofrepparttar talent, skills, techniques, and experience they can muster through leadership development. The pressure to succeed can create a real dilemma: whether to “manage” people or to “lead” people. At CMOE, we maintain that in order to achieve high levels of employee engagement and morale, people in authority must learn how to show othersrepparttar 150524 way, be a “lighthouse,” rather than to “railroad” people into compliance by telling, commanding, or controlling them. Respected leaders easily gain loyalty and mutual agreement with their followers (loyalty demanded is loyalty denied).

Leaders who earnrepparttar 150525 respect and commitment of their followers demonstrate qualities and characteristics that run deeper than leadership skills, techniques, and knowledge alone. Effective leaders lead by example and exhibit their true character consistently. This in turn causes people to voluntarily support an organization’s mission and purpose. They know that leadership is a privilege. It means you have to consistently dorepparttar 150526 right thing forrepparttar 150527 right reasons. Good leadership is an inner choice. It is character based. Good leaders will give your organization a competitive edge; bogus leadership, onrepparttar 150528 other hand, will cost you in critical times when you needrepparttar 150529 support of followersrepparttar 150530 most.

There are basically three kinds of leaders in organizations today: unsuccessful ones, those who are occasionally successful, and those who consistently maintainrepparttar 150531 commitment of followers on a long term basis. The third type requires an understanding ofrepparttar 150532 finer qualities of leadership, character, and values. Character based leadership cannot be achieved by arrogant or power-hungry managers who choose to intimidate others. Sometimes those in authority feel driven to be overly aggressive, take short cuts, and do what is expedient versus doing what is right. Others will make a “Wall Street driven” decision that is not focused onrepparttar 150533 long term well being of stockholders, customers, or employees.

Create Real Magic And New Customers

Written by Robert Smethers

Do you want a small business opportunity that could create more business for you? It is a chance to sell torepparttar government. Bring in new customers is alwaysrepparttar 150497 number one goal of many business owners. It isrepparttar 150498 life blood of any operation and if you want your business to stay healthy then you must bring in fresh new customers and keep them coming back with a great service or product. I would like to introduce you torepparttar 150499 59.005 Business Development Assistance to Small Business program. This program is excellent for bringing in new business and revenue. Get help from this program to sell torepparttar 150500 government. They will assist your small business in obtaining a "fair" share of contracts and subcontracts for Federal government supplies and services and a "fair" share of property sold byrepparttar 150501 government. What an excellent opportunity this is! I would rather sell a lot more to meet my goals than to have to get a small business loans or small business grants. What they can do for your company is: (Restriction of bidding/award to small business only) (1) Your application will set-asiderepparttar 150502 chance to increaserepparttar 150503 Federal procurement and disposal requirements awarded to small business for a great small business opportunity; (2) You will receive consultation with procuring activities on structuring of procurement and sales planning to optimize small business participation; (3) They will also review and analyze you small business capacity, credit, integrity, perseverance, and tenacity when challenged by contracting officers and certifying competence of such firms to perform as prime contractors, as appropriate, and monitoring performance of certificate of competency holders throughout contract life; (4) They will also review of subcontracting plans and programs of large prime contractors to determinerepparttar 150504 extent that they are providing subcontracting opportunities to small businesses, veteran-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, HUBZone qualified businesses, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small businesses; (5) When they give you consultation and advice for small businesses requesting assistance on government procurement or property sales matters, you must keep in mind that all consultants are notrepparttar 150505 same. It is very important to get one that you like and is passionate about their job. (6) They will also help you with specific contract administration problems; (7) They will see if you qualify forrepparttar 150506 SBA's procurement and financial programs; (8) By doing this they want to breakout of items from arepparttar 150507 same old stale source of buying in favor of full and open competition in order to achieve savings; (9) One ofrepparttar 150508 goals that they have is to review small business programs at Federal buying activities to evaluate effect on small business participation and recommend changes; and (10) management ofrepparttar 150509 Central Contractor Registration's Dynamic Small Business Search, a nationwide Internet database of information on small business, a marketing tool for small firms and a "link" to procurement opportunities. It pays to at least get registered and listed in this data base. Existing and potential small businesses are eligible to apply. A small business is a business entity organized for profit, with a place of business located inrepparttar 150510 United States and which makes a significant contribution torepparttar 150511 U.S. economy through payment of taxes and/or use of American Products, materials and/or labor.

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