Tuesday, August 21, 2007

When we lead our lives, we are employing leadership techniques. We don't often think about leadership in these terms, but it is an effective way to learn how to achieve your goals and get what you want out of your life, both at home and at work. Leadership is generally the answer to many of our life's woes.

We have been hearing a great deal about the belief that we create our life through our thoughts. This is in essence the bottom line to "the secret". I do believe there is some merit to this belief because by adopting a leadership mindset, we are training our thoughts to lead and not to fall victim to life's circumstances.

The 7 insights of leadership that are outlined in my book "The Connected and Committed Leader" are really about becoming a more effective human being and empowering ourselves to be the best leaders we can be. After all, life is full of human interactions. Each time we engage with someone, it is a leadership opportunity. Whether it is with your boss, your child, your husband or a co-worker. Each interaction can make a difference in the outcome of your day, your week, your year and ultimately your life.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Counterintuitive Leadership

We rarely think of words like guiding, receptivity and vulnerability when we think of leadership. More likely we think of directing, strong willed, and driven when we think of leadership. In my new and upcoming book "The Connected and Committed Leader" I stress some of the counterintuitive skills that are the basis of leadership for the 21st century. It is amazing the power and ability we can develop in leading ourselves, our lives and others when we embrace these counterintuitive skills for leading. Go to www.Laura-Lopez.com/shop.htm to find out more. I would love to hear your comments too.