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, LLCâ„¢ 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, August 27, 2010

Do You Live In A World OF Abundance OR Scarcity?

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What If...?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Work-Life Balance: Think About What You Are Missing

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are You Leading Your Life Or Following Others Off A Cliff?


Are you sheep, endlessly following the will of others to your own detriment? Take a real hard look at your life and be truthful. This could be your first step towards acknowledgment, then action, then personal leadership.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

I Will Pursue My Life's Vision!



Now get started!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Is Education The Key To Our Global Economic Future?

I know some of you may have issues with President Obama's political agenda, but does he have a point about education. Take a listen and tell me what you think.

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We Can't I Change?


Do you see yourself in this video? Is so, how about working on that aspect of yourself and get on with the change already?

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Change Management: A Quick Guide

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Life's Obstacles: We All Have Them, But How We Deal With Them Determines Our Quality Of Life



What do you do when you run into life's obstacles? Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Are you behaving in an insane manner? Share your thoughts, I'd like to know.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creativity And Innovation: Use What God Gave You-Your Mind



Are we leveraging our creativity and innovative powers at the individual level, within our communities, and within the business world? Or are we still waiting for the Fortune 500 companies to hire us?

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Leading One's Life, ...Or Maybe Not

Do you see yourself in this video? Tell me, which one are you and how is being this way affecting your life?

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is It All About The Journey?

As human beings, we tend to rush here or there. We want to achieve and accomplish, which are good goals to a degree, but as we rush from one destination to the next are we acknowledging the growth and development that is taking place within us as we move toward that destination? Do we realize that the destination is simply a marker and that the development along the way is the true prize? Sadly, many of us don not realize this and sit in amazement as we feel unfulfilled unless we rush to achieve another degree, collect another trophy, or obtain another raise. The question is-Do these achievements feed our souls? Do they develop our character and strengthen our resolve? Do they make us feel better about who we are because of what we learned along the way?

I make the argument that life is only about journey and never about the destination. Because as one reaches one destination a new one materializes. Read the quotes from the following video and express your thoughts in response to this question. Are you enjoying your life's journey?

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Abundance Not Scarcity, Is The Essence Of Life: Which State Of Mind Do You Find Yourself In And How Is That Working Out For You?

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Plato's Allegory Of The Cave: A Conversation About The Nature And Power Of Human Conditioning And Its Potential Impact On Our Futures



How has your perceptions of the world shaped your future?
Moreover, what, if anything can you do to change it?
Think about it. I invite your thoughts.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Jack Welch Management Institute at Chancellor University

Here is one of my former students (Missy MacDonald) at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). I am so proud of her.




And now a word from Dr. Welch on the MBA program.



It's a great MBA program and I am glad to be involved with the Jack Welch Management Institute at Chancellor University.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Is Education Really The Key To Keeping American Businesses Great In This New Global Marketplace?

It has been said time and time again that the key to greatness is education. Well as America tries to find its footing in this globally competitive landscape and current economic crisis, I pose the question-Is education really the answer to our businesses' ills?

American businesses seem to have been in an endless loop of boom and bust cycles for the past twenty years or so (savings and loan, dot.com, and now real estate). As a result, many of our business leaders are now relying on reduced spending and job cuts to turn a quarterly profit. But where are the innovative ideas, which are the hallmark of sustained revenue growth? Can simply cutting employees and adding to the already high unemployment rate turn things around for American businesses and the consumers they serve? I dare say that this is not the path American businesses must travel to ensure future and sustainable prosperity. Maybe education, as the seminal business scholar Peter Drucker argues in this piece, is the key to American businesses unleashing their full potential on the global stage. If you have been reading this blog, you know my position on the topic, however what is yours? Can education be American businesses' (which in turn, means our) saving grace?

Take a moment of your time to listen to Dr. Drucker and then share your thoughts. I would love to hear them.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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What's Your Life's Vision?




Are you even in the search?

**Editorial Note: I am not the Mario referred to in the video.**

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finding Your Life's Vision Through Education...Even In These Tough Times



These are Jack and Suzy's thoughts on the subject. What are yours?

Send me some feedback; I would love to hear it.

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