Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Training That Inspires


Success doesn’t come from aiming at success.
Success comes from doing what you’re passionate about to the best of your ability.
--- Anthony Silard

In the nonprofit world we often are driven not by money or fame, but a passion to change the world. Make sure to provide your staff with a training that not only teaches practical concrete skills, but also helps you re-connect with your passion to improve outcomes.

Work with The Center for Social Leadership to create a dynamic, interactive training experience that will be educational and inspiring. Choose from over 35 workshops in the area of nonprofit/business development and tailor a program fit for YOU (Your Organization Uniquely).

To see a full list of workshops and conference models please visit our website at www.socialleaders.org or contact Executive Director, Lauren Berg, 202-241-6721 / Lauren@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, August 29, 2011

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan




Focus on the actions you take, not on how
others take your actions.
--- Anthony Silard

Guglielmo Marconi is testimony to Emerson’s prescient words, “Genius always finds itself a century too early.” The Italian inventor was taken to a mental hospital for believing he could ‘send messages through the air.’ After he was discharged, he invented the radio. To get an idea of how innovative Marconi’s invention was at the end of the nineteenth century, consider how Einstein helped people to understand it: “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles...Radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.” Are you willing to believe in something and stick with it even if others laugh at you, or you don’t get the immediate results you desire? If you are unwilling to risk others taking issue with what you say or do, save yourself some time and take self-fulfillment and making a breakthrough off your list of potential results you will experience in this lifetime. Reflect this week first on what you feel you want to do, and then on what you think you should do. The former is your deepest voice speaking; the latter, the voice of others. Determine which voice will guide you.

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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, August 24, 2011

Slowing Down + Focusing = Achieving Your Most Important Goals


If you want to achieve your most important goals as quickly as possible, slow down.
--- Anthony Silard

We race around without a minute of quiet; Checking emails and taking calls while we drive, walk, and even when we are trying to relax. We are so busy we don’t have time to reflect on whether or not all this movement is moving us in the direction we want to be going in. Anthony Silard can work with you to make sure your energy and effort is leading you towards your most important goals.

Priorities are like friends – if you have too many you end up with none.
--- Anthony Silard

We are pushed or driven to work on so many different things that nothing actually gets done with quality. This constantly leaves you unsatisfied and searching for more to do and accomplish. Anthony Silard will work with you to bring your most important priorities into focus.

Leadership guru and president of The Center for Social Leadership, Anthony Silard, has been working to help individuals slow down and focus on what is most important to them for over seventeen years.

To learn more about life coaching and executive coaching options with Anthony Silard visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our Executive Director, Lauren Berg, 202-241-6721 / Lauren@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, August 22, 2011

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Create the Intimate Relationship You Desire




Dating is a pendulum that swings back and forth between guilt and rejection.
--- Anthony Silard

Trying to find the right partner is like entering a massive food chain: either you like them more than they like you (rejection) or they like you more than you like them (guilt). Since everyone becomes both the hunter and the hunted, the food chain operates more like a pendulum. Here’s how the pendulum works: When you experience rejection, you swing toward someone who likes you more than you like them (you try to stave off your feelings of rejection by calling someone whom you know will be responsive, a “Plan B”), which eventually lands you in guilt because you don’t have genuine feelings for them. When you experience guilt, you swing toward someone whom you like more than they like you (because the recent attention you’ve been receiving makes you feel invincible, like anyone in their right mind would want to be with you) and you eventually land in rejection. To avoid becoming trapped in the arc of this endless pendulum swing, focus on your long-term goal of finding the right partner, and act in the present in ways that are aligned with this goal. This week, remind yourself that your thoughts about what didn’t work in the past or your fears about what might not work in the future get you nowhere. Call someone because they have the potential to fulfill what you are looking for in the long term, not as a reaction to guilt or rejection. Be honest with yourself: embrace that you want to find the right person, and accept that you can’t sit at the edge of the jungle in a lawn chair to do that. You have to ignite some fires, and accept that some will flicker out quickly and others will burn you. Know that both guilt and rejection are short-lived emotions that distract you from your most important task: to keep on lighting fires until you find the one that keeps on burning.

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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, August 17, 2011

Turn Off the Judgmental Tape-Player that is in Your Head


Total Connection will aid you in not only controlling your “outer voice” but also your “inner voice”. Come to learn and practice techniques on how best to deal with conflict and anger as well as how best to recognize and nurture your strengths. Gain strategies around how to be more patient with others and yourself. Get in touch with your own needs and become more aware of the needs of others.

In this cutting-edge workshop series, you will have the opportunity to clarify your most important values, turn off the judgmental tape-player in your head, and revitalize the latent part of yourself – which you may have subordinated ever since your early childhood when you were more vulnerable with others and less concerned about getting hurt – that trusts in the human spirit and the capacity of human beings to act with love and compassion toward each other.

For more information on Total Connection and how you can choose the right model for your business or your family, please visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our Executive Director, Lauren Berg, 202-241-6721 / Lauren@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, August 15, 2011

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




Live 365 days per year, not one day 365 times.
--- Anthony Silard

It’s easy to understand why change is not high on our list of priorities. It’s no big surprise that most of us, when confronted with the daily choice of Turn my mind off in front of the TV and eat some ice cream or drink a beer versus Think about the dysfunctional, entrenched patterns that keep me stuck in my life and actually do something about them, opt for the former. We avoid change because it requires us to exert a higher level of effort, step out of our box, and do things differently. Yet anything we perceive as positive in our lives – love, earning a decent livelihood, improving a relationship, communicating our needs with compassion and understanding the needs of others – requires immense effort. What we consider negative – angry denunciations of others, violence, sex without love – is almost always a lack of effort, a lethargic “giving in” to our baser instincts. Reflect for a moment on what positivity means for you. What important life goal compels you to dig deep into your soul and make a real, concerted effort to achieve it? Take some time this week to identify a goal that will motivate you enough to embrace and weather the change you will encounter on your path while pursuing it.

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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, August 10, 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 Executive Director, Lauren Berg, 202-241-6721 / Lauren@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, August 8, 2011

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




Those who move in all directions move in no direction.
--- Anthony Silard

Pick a situation and ask yourself if you are keeping your life focused on what you most value or becoming overextended by saying ‘Yes’ to too many people or activities. If you love playing basketball or tennis, are you making enough time to truly enjoy your time on the court or are you going through the motions to jam it into your schedule along with all your other priorities? If being a nurturing parent is important to you, are you hurriedly reading your children bedtime stories while your mind drifts from fairytale land back to the preoccupations of your job, or are you devoting your full energy to both the story and the inquisitive line of questioning from your child about the characters? When you try to fit too many things into your day, your life begins to feel stuck rather than dynamic as you experience yourself living a convoluted, distorted version of your desired life. Take a moment to draw two columns on a piece of paper. Write ‘No’ at the top of the left column. Below it write down a few things you want to say ‘No’ to in your life. At the top of the right column, write ‘Deeper Yes’. Below it, write down what are you saying a ‘Deeper Yes’ to by saying ‘No’ to the corresponding action in the left column. Meditate on how the entries in your Deeper Yes column are aligned with your Vision for how you want to live your 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).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Connect Your Daily Actions to Your Life Vision


People with no center move in all directions.

--- Anthony Silard

Is everyone pointing you in a different direction? Does it feel like the arrows in your head are crisscrossing and spinning you around? Is your internal compass wavering as to what direction is true north? Anthony Silard is ready to work with you so that your arrow is pointing directly at your values, passions, goals, and dreams. He will help lead you to your path so you are not zigzagging down someone else’s.

One-on-one life and/or executive coaching helps you to clarify your purpose and direction. You will feel satisfied at the end of the day knowing your daily actions were connected to your larger life vision. You will spend less time thinking about what to do and more time doing. You will spend less time thinking about how to be and more time being.

Life coaching and executive coaching are ways to bring direction, serenity and greater success into your life.

To learn more about life coaching and executive coaching options with Anthony Silard visit our website www.socialleaders.org or contact our Executive Director, Lauren Berg, 202-241-6721 / Lauren@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, August 1, 2011

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




Integrity is the shortest distance to where you need to go.
--- Anthony Silard

Make a commitment to be truthful with others and you will be pleasantly surprised by how much easier it is to go about your day without having to worry about what you told to whom and how to cover your tracks. Although it may take more time in the short term to speak genuinely and honestly, you will reduce the future prevaricating and second-guessing that always accompany the alternative. All other benefits aside, you will just plain feel better about yourself. You will also attract more people into your life who also act with integrity and whom you can securely build your life and career around. To bring more integrity into the way you lead, create your ‘Integrity Index’ for the week. To fill this index, ask yourself questions such as: “How will I measure my integrity?”, “What constitutes honesty in my book?” and “What do I have to do to earn a perfect 10?” Give yourself a rating from 1 to 10 each week based on how well you are realizing your Integrity Index. Each week, ask “Am I fooling myself here, or is this real integrity I’m aspiring toward?” The higher the standards you hold yourself to, the longer will your affair with leadership last. Continue to upgrade your Integrity Index each week until you are comfortable with it.

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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).