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A Stewardship Mentality

I’d like to stretch your thinking about stewardship today.  Go beyond the popular environmental persuasions to save the planet’s resources and typical discussions about being a good steward of your finances. These are very important, but I want to extend that thought. I’m suggesting a whole new mindset about nearly every aspect of your life. […] Read More

Decision Making Skills

Are you a quick decision maker? A wise decision maker? Being able to make the right decisions is a critical life skill because each decision you make has the potential to alter your life path, no matter how big or small you perceive that decision to be.  It is worth your time, my friend, to […] Read More

Do What Your Future Self Will Thank You For

If you are in your 20’s or younger, today’s topic might be a stretch for your imagination, but you are exactly the age that will benefit the most from this exercise. You may have heard an older person say that their past feels like it happened to someone else…that they were a different person then. […] Read More

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

By John C. Maxwell It’s been over 20 years since Failing Forward was first published, and “failing forward” is still a popular phrase used in business and education circles today. And for good reason.  It’s a hopeful word picture of someone tripping, or stumbling, yet still making progress toward their goal. The main theme: “The […] Read More

Maybe/Someday Lists

Most everyone is familiar with the value of making daily to do lists, but today I’d like to explore a type of to do list that might seem counterproductive at first glance but is actually a great productivity tool worth utilizing. I’m talking about the concept of the Maybe/Someday List that David Allen promotes in […] Read More

Avoid Information Overload with Capturing Systems

Stress! That’s what you can have, my friend, when in a situation where  you have a lot of information flowing toward you. You have to do something with it as it comes in and put it where you can find it when you need it. Dave Allen, the author of “Getting Things Done” says that […] Read More

 Cultivate the Power of a Positive Mindset

The power in positive thinking is certainly not a new topic. Biblical teachings reference to “think on these things…” and list positive ideas to focus our mind upon.  In the beginning of the 20th century the idea gained scientific attention, and studies were done that showed there is more to positive thoughts than just “feeling […] Read More

Are You Using Your Device Calendar Daily?

The great thing about utilizing your phone calendar is that it is typically always close at hand. So, are you taking advantage of this tool to make your life run more smoothly? If not, I’d like to persuade you, my friend, to take another look at: Use it daily.  To benefit from this tool, it […] Read More

Accept the Challenge:

101 Strategies for Personal Success By William P. Abram   At Launch Leadership Development we are constantly researching, reading, and mining for great leadership and personal development materials that will benefit you, our digital family. Today’s blog features a book review on “Accept the Challenge 101 Strategies for Personal Success” by William P. Abram. First let […] Read More

The Art of an Apology

Do you know someone who is unable to admit they are wrong or made a mistake? What about a person who cannot forgive and holds grudges? They are very difficult to be around, are they not? The ability to make and accept an apology is a sign of strength, compassion, and humility.  It is a […] Read More

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