The Barrett Leadership Blog

The Barrett Leadership Blog allows those of you who have read my books or have utilized The Barrett Center for Leadership Development, LLC™ services another means to immerse yourself in the conversation of leadership and organizational development. Therefore, I encourage you to participate in an open and honest manner so that you can continue to develop your leadership from the inside out.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Listen In On My Latest Radio Interview

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I invite you to take a moment and listen to my latest radio interview.

Copy and paste the following link to your search engine to listen in:

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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Companion Workbook to Leading From The Inside Out Is Here!!!!!!!!!

Hello all:

Eleven Leadership Practices That Will Change Your Life: The BLM Companion Workbook is now available for sale where all books are sold. Below you will find links to several online bookstores that are selling it:

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Plan Tomorrow, The Night Before

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In my book Leading from the Inside-Out..., I ask readers to develop a tactical plan for achieving their life's vision. Now, this tactical plan is long-term and tends to be very detailed in nature and sometimes tedious, nevertheless it is key to you achieving your life's vision. Jack Canfield, a New York Times bestselling author and leading success coach seems to agree with this notion of planning. In fact, in the video below, he outlines several benefits to planning your tomorrow, the night before. 

Please take the time to listen to what Mr. Canfield has to say on the topic. I hope you can gain some insight and take away value from what Mr. Canfield has to say. As always, my goal is for you to begin pursuing your life's vision today. 

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Prevent Another Financial Crisis: Start Managing Your Credit Before You Hit The Workforce

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Many Americans start assuming debt way too early, as many graduating college students are saddled with over $20,000 in student loan debt alone. Add on consumer/credit card debt, and the average college student can be $25,000-35,000 in debt before he/she gets his/her first full-time job. This kind of debtor mindset is what helped to create the uneasy alliance that many Americans have with credit. Now, I would usually agree that the debt for one's education is a worthwhile endeavor in many instances. However, even this notion should be explored and not simply accepted as fact. 

I believe that prior to choosing a college, parents and students should design a long-term roadmap that not only addresses the academic and professional pros and cons of attending a particular institution, but also the potential long term financial ramifications of the debt they will be taking on as it relates to the soon to be student's future financial well-being. Weigh all aspects evenly and then determine which institution best fits into that long-term roadmap. For many college graduates, a large student loan amount will be a burden that will negatively affect their financial standing well into adulthood, forcing some to rely on credit cards as the primary means of meeting monthly expenses. The problem with this way of life is that this practice has become far too commonplace in America, and is a major reason why we are in this financial crisis. Somewhere along the line, America's mindset went from cash is king to credit is king. The notion of saving had vanished until only recently, as the new mantra became "charge it." 

So, I challenge you today to change your attitude, thinking, and behaviors toward credit. But we can also start with our young people before they get into the workforce, which is why we should target our efforts at America's college students (our next generation of consumers). 

Please take the time to listen to Ms. Boyce talk about successfully managing credit card debt in college, it may save you and yours heartache and stress down the road.

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