Monday, November 29, 2010

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined




Most comedians have sick mothers.
--- Jim Carrey, comedian

I was struck when I heard the comic star make this comment in an interview. He shared how he spent a lot of time while growing up attempting to make funny faces to make his mother laugh, to cheer her up and ease her suffering. U2 front man Bono once said that no matter how large the crowd, every singer is always singing for one person. Who is the person you are trying to please, or make happy, or make proud of you? Everything we do is motivated by love. If you can distill whose love you are trying to win through your work, you can discover the roots of your passion. You can also determine what is causing you to become a workaholic and lose your balance. Why? Because you will never “win” anyone’s love; you only have to allow it into your life if it’s there, or move on with your life if it isn’t.

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Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday each week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What You Think Should Not Always Be What You Say… But What You Say Should Always Be What You Think


Where do you want to see more compassionate, effective communication in your life? With friends and family? With yourself? At work? All of the above?


Bring a compassionate communication workshop series to your office or personalize a compassionate communication workshop series for your family, marriage, or group of friends. The base skills are the same... Open yourself up to learning better communication in one area of your life and it will spread to all the other areas.

Tony has a unique facilitating style that creates an atmosphere that is warm, relaxed and casual. The way he speaks and interacts with others makes people willing to open up and be honest during the workshop.
-- Tan Mongkolpla, 
George Washington University

I was not planning on attending the workshop because there was too much going on in my life. Work was really hectic and I had a deadline coming up. But once I got to the class I realized it was more relaxing and beneficial to be there, spending some time focusing on myself, rather than being at home worrying about all that I had to do.
-- Francyni Salido, World Bank

For more information on our compassionate communication workshop series and how you can choose the right model for your business or your family, please visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our Program Director, Hannah Kahl, 202-241-6721 / Hannah@socialleaders.org

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Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday each week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Statistics Show: The Average Nonprofit ED Only Stays in Their Position for Four Years


The Center for Social Leadership is changing that! Join us for the 2011 nonprofit leadership webinar series that is helping nonprofit EDs and senior staff to happily stay in their positions longer.

The Certificate of Transformational Nonprofit Leadership will help you:

Reduce burn out and turn over in your organization…

Be more effective in the office so you can improve your work-life balance…

Refine your personal leadership skills so you can take your organization to the next level…

... So you don’t become a statistic!

The Certificate of Transformational Nonprofit Leadership offers you access to the top trainers in the country in the areas of fundraising, social marketing, work-life balance and financial management. Including: Michael Maccoby (Oxford Business School), Tony Schwartz (Author, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working), and Alan Andreasen (Georgetown Business School).

Space is limited to 20-25 participants to provide an intimate learning experience. The series starts this February. For more information, visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our Program Director, Hannah Kahl, 202-241-6721 / Hannah@socialleaders.org

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alignment: It’s Not Just a Yoga Term


Align your actions with your vision

Align your daily schedule with your biggest priorities

Align your current self with the person you want to be when you turn 80

Full Alignment: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Life Vision Into Action is the best resource to help you along the journey toward Alignment in all areas of your life.

In this landmark book, leadership guru Anthony Silard shows you how to bring your life to purpose by transforming your lofty dreams into concrete, deadline-driven goals and then choosing actions on a moment-to-moment basis that are congruent with your deepest values.

To purchase Full Alignment or for more information on our special bulk rate (for nonprofits and education institutions) visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our program director, Hannah Kahl, 202-241-6721 / Hannah@socialleaders.org

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Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday each week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).