Tag - leadership tools


5 Tips for Stronger Communication

As I explain in Chapter 8 of my book, The Poppie Factor, modern technology has catapulted us into a communicative bandwidth that helps to speed up business but has also made us lazy. The result? Our communication skills have dwindled. Sadly, most people today have absolutely no idea what effective communication really means. For this reason, …


3 Leadership Characteristics You Need to Learn

An article about leadership at Forbes.com got me thinking about the most important qualities a leader can possess. As a result, I asked myself, “What are they, and can they be learned?” The article, titled The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day, by contributing writer Glenn Llopis, catalogued a list of skills …


5 More Tips to Better Communication

While it may seem obvious it must still be said that, the key to success in both your business and personal lives is building relationships. Likewise, the key to building relationships is better communication. After all, relationships do not exist in a vacuum; rather, they exist between two emotional human beings who bring their own …


Defining Your Role as a Leader

The concept of leadership can be so broad as to be meaningless, or the definition so narrow that trying to identify yourself as an effective leader can at best be confusing, and often impossible. As human beings, it’s always helpful to clearly identify the roles we’re expected to play – whether by others or ourselves …


Can You Afford to Trust Your Gut? You Can’t Afford Not To!

“Your gut is typically what you want, believe in, and trust.” – Brad Poppie If you can’t trust your gut, you’re typically in for a world of hurt, whether we’re talking about business or daily life. Believe it or not, gut decisions formulate most of your decisions throughout the day. If you actually had to …


Dream Big for Big Success

Everyone has hopes and dreams for their life, and for their family. After all, when you think about it, life is about striving; putting forth the effort necessary to not just survive, but to prosper. Striving successfully requires goal setting and achievement and, the bigger the goals, the more we can achieve. I mean, shooting …


Effective Leaders Are Positive Role Models

If you asked any number of people what the word “leadership” means to them, you’re likely to receive an equal number of answers. For many, because of their experiences in life, sports, and work, the idea that leaders should be positive role models will never enter their minds. Although extensive research has been done in …