Leadership That Rises Above A Crisis

by L. Wayne Smalls

Leadership is a phenomenon that has been around since the beginning of time. There have been leadership gurus of different eras all around the world; some of whom have bolstered theories about leadership that many of us have adopted and incorporated into our own leadership styles today.

Who Are You Attracting?

by L. Wayne Smalls

When you look around at the people who gravitate toward you, do you ever wonder what attracted them to you in the first place? Have you given much thought to why those individuals continue to come around you? John C. Maxwell says, “Who you are is who you attract.” This is the law of magnetism. Leaders who understand this concept will be well on their way to being a magnet for attracting great leaders. Although it is important for us to remember that it’s not about what we want in our followers. It’s really about who we are as people and as a leader.

The Reality of Generational Gaps in Leadership

by L. Wayne Smalls

Studies suggest that over the next 10 years, seniors (baby boomers) in the United States will exit the workforce at a rate of about 10,000 per day.

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