Author Archives: Michael Charles - Certified Coach, Teacher, Speaker with the John Maxwell Team

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Live Webcast with John Maxwell

"Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses"   Live Webcast with Dr. John C. Maxwell Last week I mentioned that I was working on two exciting programs that I would share with you. Today I want to announce a special Live Webcast with my mentor and friend John Maxwell. I was on a call with…

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Leaders Focus

What every leader ought to know about focus and engagement

This is the second in the series of posts where I share my notes and takeaways from the May 10th leadercast. If you missed post 1, you can read it here.  This week, my notes/takeaways are from David Allen. David has been named one of the Top 5 Forbes Executive Coaches in the United States and has…

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2013 Chick-Fil-A Leadercast

2013 Chick-Fil-A Leadercast Takeaways – Andy Stanley

This past weekend, I attended the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast – a worldwide leadership event where thought leaders and practitioners in the field come together under one roof to share with over 120,000 leaders all over the world. The Leadercast is one of the largest events of its kind, broadcasting world-renowned content to hundreds of locations around…

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Rules to live by

Rules to live by – from Walter Anderson

I have collected several ‘rules to live by’ over the years and this one from Walter Anderson is short and speaks to my heart. It is another one of the items from my research files from 2001 that I went through a couple weeks ago. There is a lot of wisdom here and I hope…

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Time for leadership

8 Key Elements of Leadership – Tested and proven in the field

I have been going through my reasearch files, cleaning up and sorting things and I found a few things that I would like to share with you. The first is “8 key elements of leadership” that have been tested and proven in the field – not some intellectual thesis. If you ignore any one of…

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Communicating to Connect and Influence Tips

Communicating to Connect and Influence – Tips

Learn how to communicate, connect and influence others in your organization or inner circle in a world where having a position, title or legal authority is no longer enough to effectively lead.

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Best of 2012

Best of 2012

Happy New Year! This year (2012) has been quite a success for us here at Leading With Intent. We completed a 12-month virtual seminar series covering topics such as “In Touch with Your Dreams”, “Becoming a Strength Leader”, “The History of Your Future”, “Your Fave Five – Achieving Success Through Intention” and many more important and…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Michael Charles at!

As you closeout 2012 and enter 2013, I want take a minute to wish you happy holidays and tell you how grateful I am to have had you in my corner throughout 2012. Some of you have reached out with uplifting messages supporting me in my endeavor to add value to as many people as…

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“How to Find and Do Work you Love” – Scott Dinsmore’s TEDx Video

Finding and doing work you love is one of many ways to lead yourself with intention. When you do work you love, you give it your all and no one needs to motivate you to wake up every morning to go to work. Your passion shows in the quality of your work and you don’t…

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Importance of Public Speaking

How to improve your public speaking skills – November 2012 Free Virtual Seminar

Andrew J. Holmes said, “…The entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others”.  There is a lot of truth to this and I’m sure you can tell :-). We live in an interdependent world and no one, no matter how rich and skilled he is, achieves anything great alone.  We need teams, supporters,…

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