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9 Fundamentals of Leadership Success

Communicate Authentic Core Values. Display Total Commitment. Create A Path. Be Transparent.

These are all sage pieces of advice from Forbes, which outlines the 9 Fundamentals Of Leadership Success. I like “display total commitment” in particular. This is where effective leaders demonstrate with their words and their actions that they are “all in,”  without compromise. As such, they work hard to apply all of their efforts to the organization’s success and demand the same dedication from their key team members.

Get inspired here:

10 Martial Arts Movies on Netflix You Must Watch


As I’ve told you all many times before, I love a good kung fu movie. I also love Netflix. Put the two together and you have one of my favorite past times. From The Five Venoms to The Night Comes for Us, there are lots of quality kung fu movies on Netflix right now.

These movies are all over the map in terms of quality, year released, actors and more. Check out a few tonight on Netflix and let me know what you think.

Will Bitcoin Revolution Happen?

A former hedge fund billionaire — Mike Novogratz (CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings) — seems to think so, even though Bitcoin hasn’t revolutionized the world’s financial system in quite the way it was hoped 10 years ago.

Bitcoin took a nose dive again this week and has been pretty wild over the years. But now that it’s on its way to almost $10,000 per Bitcoin, the above mentioned billionaire investor has promised “the crypto revolution is actually going to happen” but it will take longer than expected.

September Movies to Watch

With the kids heading back to school, you may be itching to watch a movie at the theater where you don’t have to spend a million dollars on concessions for the kids. From Ad Astra with Brad Pitt to the Goldfinch with Nicole Kidman, there are plenty of movies to keep an eye out for next month.

It Chapter Two also comes out (Sept. 6) and Rambo Last Blood (Sept. 20)!

Check the complete list here:

Kobe Bryant Says He’d Have 12 Championships If Shaquille O’Neal Was In Shape


Gotta love the gossip out of Laker Nation. They played together on the Lakers for many years, one of the team’s most famous duos. Even though Bryant and O’Neal won three consecutive championships and were on track to win a fourth, one wonders how far they could’ve gone had they tolerated each other better.

It’s been 15 seasons since O’Neal’s departure to the Miami Heat, and the two have  found peace. However, Bryant was overheard saying that if O’Neal had stayed in shape, he would currently have 12 championships!

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Bitcoin Dips Below $10,000 for the Second Time This Month


For the second time in July, Bitcoin has dipped below the $10,000 price mark as of July 16. In fact, this, the biggest cryptocurrency, is down more than 22% over the past week. That being said, its dominance on crypto markets is still surging, breaking new highs since April two years ago. Read more here:

Dwight Howard Open to Signing With Lakers or Clippers


Thirty-three year-old Dwight Howard says he is open to signing with the Lakers or the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s not exactly sure where he’ll end up, but he’s hoping for one of those two teams. In particular, he’s said how much he loves the city of Los Angeles and the Staples Center. But it’s still unclear if either team wants to take him on, despite him being a future Hall of Famer.


Summer Movies 2019

lion king

Ready for a good movie this summer? Summer is always a traditional time for blockbusters, and 2019 is proving to be no different. The Lion King and Toy Story 4 are dominating the box office for families, while Spiderman Far From Home and Annabelle are taking top spots with teens. Aladdin, Rocketman and Secret Life of Pets 2 are also gaining ground.

What have YOU seen this summer?


Dressing for Success


I think it’s great that many companies are encouraging more casual days at the office. But there’s something to be said about dressing up each day. Once recent study told people to change into formal or casual clothing before cognitive tests. What they found was that wearing formal business attire increased abstract thinking—an important aspect of creativity and long-term strategizing, concluding that the effect is related to feelings of power.

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Want to be a Better Leader?

Then lead with empathy. At least that’s what Forbes says. It’s empathetic leadership that allows for moments of tough love that earn respect. That doesn’t mean you should mistake empathy with kindness. You can still be assertive and aggressive while still being empathetic. There’s a find balance that takes a lot of learning to achieve.

Do you display empathy as a leader? Does your boss?

Ler’s start a discussion. First, read this piece: