Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Planning A Training? An Upcoming Conference?

You don’t want the same old results, so don’t give your staff the same old trainings.

Work with The Center for Social Leadership to create a dynamic, interactive training experience that will be educational and inspiring. Let the Center for Social Leadership find out from you and your team which trainings you need most. With that information we can work with you to choose from over 35 workshops in the area of nonprofit/business development.


I would definitely recommend this conference to other nonprofit directors. This is real world information and speaks directly to the nonprofit arena.

-Laurie Andres, Children’s Nurturing Project

Thank you Tony for helping me find my passion!
Forty years of not knowing and to finally have an “ah ha” moment!

-Pam, Smart, Connections for Life


This conference has dramatically broadened and encouraged my plans for my nonprofit enterprise... Thank you. A life-changing experience.

-Art Shields, Lifesavers World Inc.

If you aren’t getting similar reactions to your current trainings, contact The Center for Social Leadership and let us work with you to not only train, but inspire your staff. To see a full list of workshops and conference models please visit our website at www.socialleaders.org or contact program director, Hannah Kahl, 202-241-6721 / Hannah@socialleaders.org

Monday, June 27, 2011

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Balance Work and Life


People can have many different kinds of pleasure.
The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
-- Marcel Proust

Have you found that pleasure in your work for which you would be willing to forsake all other pleasures? If you found yourself either shaking your head or laughing nervously after reading the last sentence, it may be time for a career change. Gloria Steinem once said, “Writing is the only thing that, when I’m doing it, I don’t feel like doing anything else.” Are you fortunate enough to have found that one thing in your career that makes you feel so content you don’t wish you were doing anything else? How about that one pleasure in your personal life, or in your marriage, or in the time you spend with your family? If you haven’t found it, it’s time to go off-line so you can start getting more from the time you spend online. Start going for a short walk during your lunch break, and an even longer walk after work. If the weather does not cooperate with your plans, find a meditation center where you can sit in silence and let your mind take off at its own pace, toward new destinations. Alternatively, find a quiet place where you can write in your journal. For an even more radical approach, take a week off and go somewhere you can relax and contemplate about how your life has been going. Make a commitment to yourself this week to spend more time reflecting on what most motivates you in your personal and professional life.

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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).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become a More Effective Leader




Tell them what you want,
reward them for giving it to you,
and get out of the way.
That’s my strategy in a nutshell.
--- Gordon Bethune, former CEO, Continental Airlines

In today’s economy, we employ ‘knowledge workers.’ They control the means of production – their knowledge. They become valuable by occupying a specialized niche of knowledge and developing it further than anyone else. You can’t do the same work your employees – the knowledge workers – can do any more than the art gallery owner can paint a masterpiece, or the NFL manager can run a football through a strong defense, or the hospital CEO can perform a heart transplant. Those tasks are the specialized functions of the artist, the running back and the surgeon. Yet you have to lead these people. Your role is to inspire them to achieve spectacular results, to standardize and measure those results, to let them know the score (e.g. who has brought in what results) and to reward those who have scored high. Write down a few ways of interacting with your team members that will bring out the unique creativity of each individual and inspire them to apply their ingenuity toward achieving your collective goals.

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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).

Monday, June 13, 2011

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships




Strike when the iron is cold.
--- Harriet Lerner

If you are crossing the street, do you walk when there are a lot of cars speeding in front of you, or do you wait until they pass? Just as you wouldn’t cross a street if there were cars racing through it, don’t express how you feel when the other person has strong emotions of anger, irritation, insecurity, jealousy or fear racing through their body. Each emotional charge the other person feels is like a car. If you want to get your point across, wait until the coast is clear. Allow their strong emotions to pass. Once they do, they will be ready to hear you again; but not until then. If you have spent time in Hawaii, you know there are times when the waves are too rough to swim. Like the cars on a busy street, the waves are also like the other person’s negative emotions. Being authentic about how you feel is an attempt to get your needs met. When the other person is experiencing a strong negative emotion, they become disconnected from their authentic Self, defensive, and unwilling to meet your needs. Be patient. The waves will subside, and the ocean will become calm again. Then it will be a good time to go swimming. Be attentive this week to the emotions of the people around you. Use your good judgment and attunement to their emotional state to determine the right time to once again be assertive about what you need.

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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, June 8, 2011

Should, Should, Should…


With so many ‘Should’s,’ what happens to the ‘Could’s’ and ‘Would’s’?

I should work harder so I can make more money

I should have a house and car as nice as my neighbors

I should go along with what they are saying so I leave a good impression

If you weren’t always doing what you “should” do, maybe you would have time to plan a vacation with your family… you would finally follow through with that project you always wanted to do… you could concentrate on your own personal growth… you could pursue your dreams… you would feel more free.

Leadership guru and president of The Center for Social Leadership, Anthony Silard, has been working with individuals on making their ‘Could’s’ and ‘Would’s’ come true for the last 17 years.

To learn more about life coaching and executive coaching options with Anthony Silard 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).

Monday, June 6, 2011

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




Passion gets you out of the starting gate,
but not across the finish line.

--- Anthony Silard

Passion alone is not enough to achieve our goals. We also have to be strategic. As I see it, there are three goals of work: to do good (create a social impact), do well (generate revenues that enable us to earn a decent livelihood and continue doing our work) and do right (treat our team members and customers with dignity and respect along the way). To achieve these three goals in the third millennium, we must recognize that we now live in a society rooted in the intersection of knowledge and passion. To survive and thrive, you must corner a specific niche of knowledge that has a high barrier to entry (i.e. that no one else has or can easily obtain) and utilize this knowledge to serve a strong customer need. Yet regurgitating knowledge alone doesn’t work; it must emanate from your heart and tap the reserve of passion within you. To get started, identify the critical needs of a customer group that won’t go away anytime soon. In other words, name their pain. Then ask yourself this question: “How can I serve their needs in a way that I am personally, deeply passionate about and that applies specific, nuanced knowledge that I and I alone possess?” Brainstorm a few ideas this week to reflect upon as you consider the direction you want to move your career in.

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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, June 1, 2011

Total Connection

How you connect with yourself ultimately dictates how you connect with others. That running dialogue that is constantly putting you down and judging others is probably getting in the way of you truly making a heart connection with yourself and those around you.

Total Connection - Compassionate, effective communication does not just improve your verbal interactions, it also brings greater peace and love into all areas of your life. It helps you to feel a connection with your everyday actions and feelings and allows you to express yourself first to yourself and then to others.

Just Drop In! The First Class is Always Free!

Every Tuesday
7:00 – 8:30
Cleveland Park, 3883 Connecticut Ave. NW (DC)
or
Tailor an on-line or in-person workshop series to fit your needs

Communication Is Learned Through Practice, Not Theory

For more information on our Tuesday series and/or 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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