What Makes Someone Right For Leadership?

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There’s a lot of talk about becoming a leader in the business world and being chosen for the qualities that’d make you a natural at the helm. But is it really so simple, especially when you have a business of your own? 

After all, becoming the leader you feel you were always supposed to be means taking small steps. You have the chance to move forward while never putting yourself in a place of too much risk, and you can always test the waters and make sure you’re strong enough to swim against them. 

And of course, everyone has leadership qualities inside them, but does that automatically guarantee you should have a leadership position? What makes you really right to take charge in your business? 

5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2021

Whoa… It’s hard to believe it but we’re on the verge of a brand new year. 2021 is just around the corner.

I, for one, am hoping 2021 is different from 2020. There were so many things that challenged us and stretched us, it wore many people out. Including me.

Open book on a table

Photo by Ergita Sela

With January 2021 beginning in just a few days, it’s time to take a look at the books leaders should be reading in the new month. This month’s selections are good. I hope you enjoy them.

5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2021

1. The Unofficial Guide To Leadership According To Rambo by Joseph Lalonde:

One of the first books I’ve written using the Reel Leadership formula. This book examines the leadership lessons you can find in the Rambo movies.

Have You Found A Suitable Web Design Firm Or Should You Keep Looking?

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Nowadays all businesses recognize how important it is to have a dominant online presence. It is virtually impossible to compete if you do not establish yourself online. One of the first steps you need to take is to build an impressive website. The website needs to look stylish and professional. It needs to reflect your brand and it must also be easy and enjoyable to use. In order for this to be the case, you must hire the best web design agency. This post is designed to help you do so. Continue reading to discover the various factors you should look out for when finding a web design company.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lionheart

A Reel Leadership Article

In the 1990s, martial arts movies were all the rage. With stars such as Steven Seagal, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Brandon Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the theaters were full of martial arts action.

Today’s Reel Leadership article brings us back to the beginning of the 90s. Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the movie Lionheart.

Jean-Claude Van Damme in Lionheart

The story is as follows:

Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) received word that his brother, Francois (Ash Adams), had been hurt in a drug deal gone bad. The drug dealers beat him, poured gasoline on him, lit him on fire, and left him for dead. Lyon leaves his post in the French Foreign Legion to return home against his commanding officers’ orders.

He made his way to the United States. There, he began to enter street fights to earn money to travel to Los Angeles to see his brother. After his brother passes, Lyon continues the street fights to raise money for his sister-in-law Helene (Lisa Pelikan), and niece Nicole (Ashley Johnson).

Leadership Lessons From Christmas

Christmas is a happy time for many people. It’s also a sad, depressing day for others. It really depends on how you were brought up and what the holidays meant for you.

Thankfully, Christmas is one of those happy holidays for me. I have fond memories of opening up Christmas presents that were under the tree. I also have fun memories of the babysitter who allowed us to unwrap and then rewrap some of our presents. This led to one really, really funny situation.

We were told we could open up a Christmas present. I was handed a wrapped present and told my parents I didn’t want to open it. Why didn’t I want to open it? Because it was one of the presents I’d unwrapped and knew what it was.

It was something I didn’t want that Christmas.