Quote by John Q. Adams

I read this quote this morning –

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
– John Quincy Adams

It made me think back to a conference I recently attended where I listened to not only Jody Victor but also Kathy, his sons Steve and Joe plus their wives Marcia and Kelli. I was able to observe each of them interact with individuals, groups of people and speak from the stage. I was impressed in all forums with their leadership capabilities.

Each one is a leader by their actions
Each inspires others to dream more
Each instills in other a desire to learn
Each sparks a call within others to act and do more
And each heartens others to become all that they can become

White House Leadership Development Program

The Victor crew came across an interesting concept on the White House website.

The White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program focuses on developing and unlocking the potential of the Federal workforce. This in turn should prove greater effectiveness and efficiency in the government.

This was developed December 9, 2014 as a program for future career senior executives. The program’s benefits are to Develop Talent in the next generation of career senior executives and Delivering Results to support the implementation of key priorities.

The objectives are to provide Fellows a broad federal perspective on high-priority challenges and access to decision-makers and strengthen initiatives that require cross-government coordination.

You can see the full information here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/whldp

Forbes Top Cities to Start a Business

Forbes has a list of top cities to start a business in. They are:

  1. San Diego, CA
    They say small enterprises ranked in the top five in almost every category.
  2. Denver, CO
    They see a trend specifically in real estate, computer design and related fields, personal household goods.
  3. Austin, TX
    This city ranked third only because the two previous ones rose to the top.
  4. Seattle, WA
    Amazon and Microsoft are already here.
  5. Portland, OR
    This city rose to number five because of the they are high in computer software and services, websites, Facebook pages.

For the full article, see http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mgj45eklj/1-san-diego-ca-2/#584d9f813230