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Your leadership ability has less to do with your position or title that it does with the life you live. It is not the education you have, but the empowerment you give, that makes a difference to other people.

Credibility is key. You gain credibility when your life matches your talk and when both add value to people. It is better to be a wise person than a foolish person.

How would you answer the following questions?

  1. Consistency – Are you the same person no matter who is with you?

  2. Choices – Do you make decisions based on how they benefit you or others?

  3. Credit – Are you quick to recognize others for their efforts when you succeed?

  4. Character – Do you work harder at your image or your integrity?

  5. Credibility – Have you recognized that credibility is a victory, not a gift?


Why should you grow as a leader? What is the big deal?

Either you are born with it or not!

The fact is that your Leadership ability determines your level of effectiveness. If you want to achieve things and be successful you must be effective. Right?  If your leadership ability is low your effectiveness will be lower. Your leadership ability – for better or worse – always determines your effectiveness and your impact on people!


Let me give you a real world example. How many know who Dick and Maurice are? Maybe if I give you there last name you will recognize them – McDonald. Yes they are the ones that started the McDonalds’ restaurants in southern California. The rest is history – Right?


WRONG – They are not the one who made McDonald’s into worldwide restaurant system. In fact Dick and Maurice tried to franchise their concept and failed miserably because their weak leadership ability put a lid on their ability succeed! Along comes a man named Ray Kroc who was a leader! Now the rest is history…..


So what happen? They did not understand the value of continually developing their leadership ability. Just about anyone can improve their Leadership ability. So why are not more people doing it? I believe that is because they believe either they are a natural leader or they are not aware that they can improve their leadership ability. Most people focus on improving their life skills and knowledge of other very specific areas or technology.


“Everything rises and falls on Leadership” according to John Maxwell.


If this true, which it is, …… Why would you not want to improve your leadership ability? The higher you want to climb, the greater you want to have an impact, the more you need leadership skills.


Success does not necessarily mean that you are a good leader.


You can work on being more successful however once you reach a certain point to improve your success effectiveness the effort is greater than the benefit! However leadership ability is a multiplier and with just a little effort on developing your leadership skills you can increase you effectiveness by 500% to 700%!


If that is not enough take not of this – People that are really good at turning around poor performing businesses/organizations … when they are doing a turnaround one the first thing they do is fire the Head/Leader with no questions asked! Why? If the leader was good the business would not be in a mess and would not need the turnaround effort.


I have seen this concept applied to all levels of an organizations. In fact I have practice it in creating highly successful organizations!


High Leadership ability will open doors that may not ever be opened otherwise and allow you to go places you might never get a chance to go.


 High Leadership ability will open doors that may not ever be opened otherwise and allow you to go places you might never get a chance to go.

Do you want to trust your success to chance or random events?





“The temptation for instant gratification, recognition, power, and prestige leads to using others instead of serving them. Pride and fear tempt us to cling to self-serving methods and mindsets ….” 



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“A wise man will hear and increase in learning,

And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,”



John C. Maxwell Defines Leadership


 ”Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living.”

Albert Eisenstein


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“Stephen has one of the most analytical minds that I have had the pleasure to work with. He has an uncanny ability to make complex issues simple and to then chart a path to address the issues and solve problems. Stephen responds to business challenges in an unemotional and refreshing manner. His ethics, integrity and morals are beyond reproach. He would be an asset to any team.”

Larry Weissman, President, Paradigm Direct Marketing Atlanta GA



 Stephen W Murphy - “An EXPERT in leadership skills to be successful!”™

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