The Law of success was written by Napoleon Hill and was first published in 1930. Napoleon hill developed 16 key habits that he believed led to a person’s success in life. In 2012, The Law of Success The Alex Project began. The project was inspired by my mentor Dr Lawrence T. Markson who introduced me to the law of successful Philosophy in 1988 when I was 27 years old.

Dr. Markson had read the book every year for almost 30 years, and he lived the lessons. …

As an international conference speaker, I find myself in airports and hotels pretty frequently. I know firsthand how tough it can be to maintain physical fitness when you’re on the road — but I also know how important it is, not just for extending your lifespan and staving off illness, but for maintaining productivity, high energy, and creative thinking.

Simply put: If your life on the road consists of fast food and hotel bars, you’re going to find yourself losing your edge pretty quickly.

So how do you stay fit when you’re flying all over the world and spending ample…

Most business owners have seemingly endless to-do lists, and only so many hours in the day. Combining key tasks is ideal, but often elusive. Well, I’ve got some good news: There are ways for your business to combine teambuilding and corporate responsibility, effectively killing two birds with one stone.

See, there are any number of ways to improve team dynamics — team training, bonding activities, and basic workplace collaboration. You can also do it by setting aside some time for your team members to work together on volunteerism, perhaps in service of a non-profit group your business supports.

Some general…

Nobody likes travel delays, but they can be especially frustrating when you’re an entrepreneur or an executive with a lot on your plate. When you have a million things you need to be doing, sitting in an airport is about the last thing in the world you’d like to be occupying your time with — but wait: There are ways to actually use your flight delays to mark things off your to-do list. Allow me to offer a few suggestions.

Make Use of Your Travel Delays

  • Streamline your check-in process. Sign up for airline apps, or consider getting pre-checked with the TSA. Even if you’re sitting…

What’s the most crucial factor in determining the ultimate failure or success of your next conference or seminar? It’s not the venue and it’s not even the food, though both of those things certainly matter. No, what really makes or breaks it is the choice you make for conference speaker.

At the end of the day, your speaker will offer up a memorable presentation with real, value-adding takeaways for your conference participants — or, not. The difference is all the difference, so when choosing your speaker, it’s important to take great care.

That includes avoiding a few common errors. Let…

What’s the most important ingredient in your professional conference event? It’s not a trick question. Though the venue and the food are both critically important considerations, it’s the actual content that people are going to come for, and it’s the content that people will remember. And the key to delivering strong content, of course, is enlisting the best possible conference speaker.

If you’re an event planner, that means really doing your homework, and choosing a conference speaker wisely. …

You can lay all the necessary groundwork, and make all the necessary plans, for the world’s best conference — but if nobody actually shows up for it, all your effort is for nothing.

And taking an “If I plan it, they will come” approach to your conference simply won’t work. As with anything else you do, a little bit of promotion is needed to get the word out, to attract the best kind of attention for your seminar or event.

So when you’re planning a conference, how do you ensure that people show up for it? …

As a keynote speaker and executive leadership coach I have been asked repeatedly by my clients what is thought leadership? The term thought leadership has been bantered around since the early 1990s when Patrick Reilly, a journalist for the Wall Street Journal used it in the marketing section.

A thought leader is someone who makes a study of their particular field and continues to study it for a lifetime as they positively influence others. Their goal is to share their brain, all the knowledge that they possess to provide solutions for the masses.

Because of this it only makes sense…

There are many challenges that come with working across cultural lines. You may be worried about what you’re saying is getting “lost in translation.” You may also be concerned over inadvertently stumbling over social etiquette, of saying or doing something that’s perfectly normal in your culture but may be frowned upon elsewhere.

But let me tell you the biggest problem that I see with leaders working across cultural lines: They talk too much. …

Never underestimate the difficulty that meeting planners face. Their job is to arrange seminars and conferences that are engaging, but also informative; entertaining, but also full of real-world value. What’s more, they need to find speakers who can command attention and provide utility across the board — not just to one person, but to a wide and diverse audience.

That’s easier said than done, and it’s no wonder that meeting planners put a lot of time and work into scouting out speakers. If you’re in that position, let me offer a few recommendations — important qualities to look for in…

Dr Rick Goodman

Leadership Expert at www.rickgoodman.com | Author The Solutions Oriented Leader | Virtual Keynote Speaker | Executive Coach, Negotiation, Team Building,

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