Cherokee Wisdom

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Cherokee Wisdom:

12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader

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Book Description:

In this book, Leadership Expert Cynthia M. Ruiz taps into her Cherokee roots to share profound advise on developing your unique Leadership Style. Everyone is different yet has the ability to be a powerful leader in many aspects of their life. These twelve lessons are powerful reminders of what attributes are needed to become a leader, which benefits yourself and others.

Cynthia is proud to come from blended cultures and feels she takes the best from both worlds, Latina & Native American. She has been know to say “ I get my passion for life from my Mexican side and my spiritualty and respect for the environment from my Cherokee roots”

She has received over 50 awards and accolades for her Leadership and philanthropy. Hollywood Chamber has named her a “Women of Distinction” and she appeared in the Discover the Gift with the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith and Jack Canfield.

Cynthia has a Masters Degree in Counseling and has worked with people her entire life. She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city. 

“Sometimes we complicate our own lives, ancient wisdom can remind us to keep it simple. One simple lesson many leaders miss the mark is humility.”


Cynthia M. Ruiz

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Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Inspirational Speaker and Leadership expert. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles.  She currently serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner overseeing a multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees.

 She has received the prestigious Hollywood Chamber “Women of Distinction Award, the HOPE “Ray of Hope” award and the Weingart, “Women Building LA Award.  Twice the California Apparel News has listed her on their renowned List of Influential People and LA Weekly showcased her in their people addition.

Cynthia has over twenty years of experience teaching and public speaking. She is the author of two books , “Cherokee Wisdom- 12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader” and “Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World”. She appeared in Discover the Gift (movie/book) with such notables, as is Holiness the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield and many more. 

Her career has placed her in many leadership roles including President of the Board of Public Works for the City of Los Angeles where she had oversight of 5,000 employees and a billion dollar per year budget. She has worked as an Executive at the number one container Port in the US and has successfully run her own business.

Coming from blended cultures (Latina and Native American), she enjoys a passion for life and an appreciation of the gifts of Mother Nature.

Cynthia knows the importance of giving back and always strives to stay humble. As a Latina she has a passion for women empowerment and started the Wise Latina Network.  Her Cherokee values have inspired her to teach others with her lessons.  She has does this through her books and workshops.

She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city. 

http://cynthiamruiz.com

 


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Peace and Love,

Rob and Janelle

 


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Leadership Girl

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Leadership Girl

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Book Description:

Leadership Girl – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Capturing Massive Sales was written to help give small business owners the information that they need to grow their businesses. Techniques include marketing and sales both online and offline.  This book focuses on teaching the specific skills that you need to grow your business.


Haley Lynn Gray

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Haley Lynn Gray is founder and owner of Leadership Girl, a graduate of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and a serial entrepreneur. In addition to her many business ventures, she is also a wife, mom of four and Girl Scout Leader.

Haley is passionate about helping women achieve their potential and empowers them to overcome obstacles in leadership positions and entrepreneurial ventures.

After starting and growing several businesses of her own to success, Haley wanted to provide the benefit of her experiences and expertise to others. She began coaching small business owners so they could achieve their own success.

At Leadership Girl, Haley supports entrepreneurs and contributes to their success by offering business building services for small businesses such as: Business Coaching and Strategy Sessions.

Whether you want to get a new business off the ground or expand an existing business, Haley is here to help you.

 


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Rob and Janelle

 

 


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Why Leadership Sucks

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Why Leadership Sucks

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Book Description:

What is ethical leadership? Is there a difference between leadership vs management? What is strategic leadership? What is the most effective leadership philosophy? Do you wish your company had leadership coaching and leadership courses, or are you frustrated with executive leadership? Do you long for more participative leadership? You are not alone.

So why does leadership suck?

It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counterintuitive; nonetheless, participative leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Educational leadership requires servant leadership.
  • Part 2: Do what’s best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture
  • Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity are examined.
  • Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies.

Here is the leadership training and leadership coaching you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks?

  1. Why servant leadership is a superior leadership philosophy and a better long-term strategy.
  2. Develop executive leadership skills with practical action steps.
  3. Learn from real world examples from the author’s educational leadership experience.
  4. Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter.

To discover why ethical leadership is frustrating and learn strategic leadership principles for your


Miles Anthony Smith

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Miles Anthony Smith, an ambivert and serial specialist, has held senior, executive leadership positions for businesses and nonprofits over 15 years. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations & Digital Marketing, earning a Bachelor of Music Composition degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. Miles is the author of Why Leadership Sucks™  and Becoming Generation Flux. He and his wife Carolyn live with their three children in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Learn more at http://www.milesanthonysmith.com/blog.

 


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Rob and Janelle

 

 


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Mantra Leadership

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Mantra Leadership

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Following is a brief high light of a few of the chapters and its associated mantra;

Mantra # 1 – Culture Is a By-Product of Leadership; meaning that leaders get exactly what they ask for whether they realize it or not.  For example, if a leader asks to be apprised of any and all surprises in their area of responsibility, which is fair, and they go on further to suggest that they have an “open door policy” to bring bad news to their attention.  Thereafter though, if someone brings them bad news and the leader rips into them or kills the messenger, the resultant is a culture of less than full disclosure and honestly because no one wants to bring bad news again to this leader who has no emotional self-control.  The consequence of the leader’s words ring hollow in light of their true in-abilities to control their emotions.  Even though they are asking for candor and transparency, they get avoidance and half-truths.

Mantra # 4 – The Twenty-Four-Hour Rule; meaning that if you see something that troubles you or that requires improved alignment, you have 24 hours to address the observation which is a great rule for new leaders who don’t like confrontation.  For example, if you saw one of your employees who perhaps is large and intimidating getting to close to someone as a subtle way to influence or bully that individual to work on their desired tasks, this behavior requires correction.  The rule demands that within 24 hours you speak w/ that individual to share your disapproval of their behavior in a professional and respectful manner behind closed doors.  In other words, you educate the employee and in effective have served an informal warning of what’s right and expected versus ignoring improper behavior which if ignored, is a signal of acceptance.  This rule forces leaders to address improper business acumen and professional courtesies which are often ignored as leaders focus on their major objectives of the day.  It’s a leaders responsibility to manage their department deliverables including their personnel along with a favorable and positive culture of professional courtesy, respect and reward.


The Mastermind behind Mantra Leadership:

Dana Oliver

Dana A. Oliver is the Senior Director of Research & Development at

Medtronic’s Surgical Technologies ENT / NT division and has helped grow this business unit from $100 million to approximately $2 billion in annual revenues over fourteen years. He has approximately 30 years of experience in the field of medical devices, working for such companies as Medtronic, Genzyme, SIMS Level 1, Kirwan Surgical, and Strichman Medical. He has applied for over 30 patent applications and has been granted over 20 US patents to date. He is the author of two books; “Mantra Design – Innovate, Buy, or Die! Discover the Secrets for Profitable and Lasting Innovation” and “Mantra Leadership – Don’t Become the Emperor with No Clothes!”

He is a graduate of Northeastern University and ITT Technical Institute.

Dana plans to become an independent Consultant and Educator in calendar year 2016 offering expertise in Innovation Leadership. To learn more about the author or inquire about his services, please visit his website www.mantraleadership.com or he can be contacted by email at dana@mantraleadership.com.

Dana lives in Florida with his wife Linda and daughter “Lexi” Alexandra.

 


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