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July 30, 2014

“Mean what you say, say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.”

 – Unknown from The Prospersous Leader


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In Chapter 3 of The Prosperous Leader, I discuss being an Assertive Leader: Are You Blunt or Bluff? There are many components to running a suc...

July 29, 2014

Leave this world a better place than when you got here”.

-Stephen R. Covey, 1932-2012


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As Monique Valcour states in her article published by the Harvard Business Review, “the most important thing you can do each day is to help your team members...

July 25, 2014

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime; but teach a man to learn, you feed him for a lifetime and he doesn’t have to just eat fish.

—Tim Gallwey


Chapter 23 of The Prosperous Leader is devoted entirely to Mento...

July 23, 2014

“Thrilling, terrifying, altogether great. Nine months after publishing my first book, that’s my assessment of the author experience,” says Jonathan Berman in his most recent Harvard Business Review article “What Writing a Book Taught This Consultant”.


And I totally agr...

July 17, 2014

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.” –Stephen R. Covey

In her article “I can’t do it. Yet.”, Kathryn Britton starts out by giving examples of...

July 15, 2014

I cannot begin to express how important reading outside literature is for you as a leader. If you visit my Amazon Book Store, you’ll see that in The Prosperous Leader I mention a multitude of books; they’re about many different topics from varying decades and encompass...

July 14, 2014

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A few weeks ago, Jeffrey Gedmin published an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) entitled “What Made a Great Leader in 1776”. He spoke of the qualities of past leaders, specifically during the fight for American Independence. He refere...

July 11, 2014

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E-mail is a part of everyday life. It’s an essential part. We’re constantly waiting on a response from someone before completing a task, and telling ourselves we’ll respond as soon as possible to that pending message.  Chapters 6 & 7 of The Pros...

July 10, 2014

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One of the recent articles I loved from The Harvard Business Review was entitled “How To Delegate E-mails to Your Assistant”, and struck close to home. As a current user and advocate for Virtual Executive Assistants, or VEA’s, I enjoyed reading this ar...

July 9, 2014

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We’re so excited you’ve found us. Chances are, you’ve heard about The Prosperous Leader by Jacob M. Engel (expected publishing date: September 2014). If you haven’t, please check out the rest of our website and contact Jacob’s...

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