The True Nature of Personal Leadership

I really like this quote about personal leadership because it helps us to keep the focus on our human endowments:

“In his book, First Things First, Stephen Covey notes that the development of what he calls our four human endowments:

  • • self-awareness,
  • • conscience,
  • • independent will, and
  • • creative imagination
  • is at the core of personal leadership. It is our personal leadership that helps us to do our best creative work. Personal leadership means having the clarity to know what meaningful work looks like, and having the wherewithal to do that work.”

    33 Presentation Tips

    Pat Flynn on the Smart Passive Income blog provides 33 tips for public speaking in a 38 minute video. I like his suggestion about mingling with the audience to understand them better before the presentation. I don’t like his suggestion to start things off by showing a video because your presence right from the start…

    Preparing for Your Next Presentation Performance

    Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine, has provided a concise article on the 6 preparation rituals he uses to achieve success in his presentations. These rituals are for preparing to perform a completed presentation and not a process used to develop the presentation which is another topic that will be covered in my blog. I…

    Craftmanship with Dignity for Great Work

    99u, byline Insights for Making Things Happen, is a very worthwhile site for actionable improvements and today it had an insightful article on The Craftman’s Guide for Working with Dignity.The 99u article makes a good case for why craftsmanship and dignity are so important in work and life. It encourages people to think about what…

    Web Site Quality Indicators

    One of the ongoing innovations in web design is support for higher quality and more variety in web fonts and better typography in general. Jason Santa Maria has recently published a book “On Web Typography” in the A Book Apart series on web design. One of the topics is using proper characters like smart quotes…

    The Things That Last

    Good quote by inessential.com about social media The things that will last on the internet are not owned. Plain old websites, blogs, RSS, irc, email. The Internet is still young so the longevity of some online services is yet to be seen. Personally I am hoping that some of the business models especially those that…

    Body Language: Fake it until you make it

    I was the toastmaster emcee at the Orléans Raconteurs meeting on Tuesday August 5 (2014) and there was an opening for another speaker so I decided to add a “mystery” speaker. I have been working through the competent communicator manual (for the second time) and the next project on my list was project 5 “Your…

    Austin Kleon Making in the Morning Sharing at night

    Another example of the advice that to become more creative you need to structure your time to make and share.

    iPad/iPhone Remote Support using Teamviewer and Airserver

    iMac screen being shared using Teamviewer while displaying Reebee flyer app on iPad displayed using Airserver. Problem: The primary problem is to provide support to a person who would like assistance with their iPad or iPhone. Remote support is very difficult without seeing the iPad/iPhone screens and it is difficult for the person requiring support…

    Instant Apple iBooks How-to

    Packt Publisher has published an ebook called Instant Apple iBooks Howto. This is a useful and comprehensive summary of first how to use the iBooks reader app and then how to use the iBook author app. The book has thorough and straight to the point coverage of these apps which includes generous screen shots throughout…