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Reflections on My First 80 Years

Phil Reflections

Today, I am 80 years old, and the following is a compilation of my thoughts and reflections on my first 80 years. I’ve learned so much along the way, and I hope these lessons will help you live a life filled with love, joy, and peace.

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Leadership Qualities: What It Takes to Be an Executive Leader

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The value of scarcity has been praised by poets, philosophers, and storytellers for thousands of years. They correctly point out that sometimes having nothing at all is preferable. Yet, it seems to me that few people think about the risks, challenges, and setbacks—all of which are equally important. We need

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Executive Success: When The Best Factors Fit

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Leadership is extremely dependent on the interrelationships between other critical success factors. In short, you cannot lead in a vacuum. That would defeat the whole point of leadership. Moreover, the more established a business becomes, the more important it is to master its management. After all, certain success factors are necessary for effective leadership and executive success. Knowing this, is it invaluable for us to understand what is really necessary for executive development to bring results to the organization.

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Success Factors: The Basis of Executive Leadership

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Success factors are necessary for effective executive leadership. They constitute the various forces (internal and external) affecting executives and business operations. After all, executive leadership depends as much on success factors like well-developed and goal-oriented strategies, proper procedures, and qualified staff as it does on managing interactions with the surrounding “system.” The end result is a systemic model that, when properly applied, has the potential to enhance effective leadership.

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Talent Management: A Strategy for Optimization

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There’s no denying that talent optimization is becoming more significant across all executive sectors. However, if it’s not embraced by leaders at every level of an organization (from executive leadership to frontline managers to individual contributors), it cannot succeed. As a result, it’s more important than ever for executives to maintain talent management within an organization. With its usage, leaders can identify talents critical to success, pinpoint the individuals possessing them, and manage their growth.

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Talent Optimization: The Secret Key to Success

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Most organizations have strategic plans to achieve their executive goals. The only obstacles in the way of the plan stems from companies ignoring fair assessments of executive coaching. After all, talent optimization isn’t vital for executive teams that let opportunities for success pass them by. Its application of analytics helps ensure that organizations find the best candidates. Yet, talent optimization is critical for companies serious about effectively achieving executive goals.

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Organizational Development: A Business Strategy

Organizational development is the systematic alteration of employee operations. Its primary goal is to foster general expansion within a business. Moreover, employees are significantly less likely to oppose change if they have a clear grasp of what’s happening and why; education, communication, and expertise are crucial factors in the implementation of change. As a result, clear leadership can direct the process and provide team members with direction.

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Organizational Development: Personalized Executive Support


An organization would be nothing without its people. Even the best organizations need skilled leaders at all levels to stay motivated, supported, and guided in finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Leaders do not simply arise out of nowhere. Rather, organizations develop such roles for people to advance into executive leadership and assist firms in developing other leaders with company-based values, visions, and overall goals.

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Positive Intelligence: The Beginning of Emotional Intelligence

Positive intelligence (PQ) is a measurement of how well your thinking can benefit you in the workplace. Essential players are on the frontlines of this never-ending mental battle: The destructive “Saboteur” and the wise “Sage”. Different regions and muscle powers of the brain fuel the Saboteurs and Sage. Both are crucial to improving one’s PQ — then, subsequently, one’s emotional intelligence (EQ). It’s all about understanding how to navigate them.

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Leadership Mindset Matters: The Development of Emotional Intelligence

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EQ involves processing emotions that influence our decisions. Effective leadership consists of strategy and long-term solutions. To become such a leader, you must improve the development of your EQ.

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Your First 90 Days

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