A Monthly Newsletter from Purposeful Leadership Solutions

March 2014
Issue No. 19

"When you know better, you do better!"

                               ~Maya Angelou~


If the status quo gets you to where you want to be, that's great. But if you want to go further, like anything else, you have to become even more knowledgeable than you were before.  Think about it. What is that one thing in your business that you could be doing just a little bit better and how are you going to go about learning what you need to do in order to change it?

We sometimes think that because we have a business or that because we've been in business a long time that we have it all sewn up...then we look at our competition as they thrive!




Tracy D. Holloman and Kevin A. Key
Managing Partners

 "An Educated Business Leader is a Customers' Best Opportunity..."


Don't let the title of this article fool you. Yes, you are educated, have experience and expertise in your field and perhaps a few others, that's why you are leading a business or are in business for yourself. But let's face it, as a business owner, how often do you take time to attend a course, seminar or workshop within your field that enhances your knowledge, keeping you abreast of new trends within your industry?


Your customers rely on your knowledge, skills and expertise to enhance and/or change their current state. When they shop for your product or service, will they find someone else more knowledgeable than you? Being the educated business owner means going above and beyond what you already know to give you a competitive advantage. My business partner and I attend quarterly conferences related to our industry to ensure that we are always bringing new information to our clients; information that is fresh and can be applied to our business as well as our clients'.  So what are the benefits to attending conferences, seminars and/or workshops?


  • They allow you to have issues addressed on a specific topic by recognized experts who are up to date with the latest developments in your field.
  • They are valuable for business owners who carry a heavy workload.
  • They are very appropriate in an era in which people do not have time to read a number of books by experts. You can spend a reasonably short period of time and get substantial information on a topic of interest.
  • The speakers, who specialize in these fields, have already done the sifting and selection of information from a wide variety of sources, and they can present you with those aspects that are particularly relevant to your industry.

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Malala Yousafzai is not your average teenager.  At the age of 15, a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in northwestern Pakistan and shot her and two other girls, attempting to both kill Malala and, as the Taliban later said, teach a "lesson" to anyone who had the courage to stand up for education, freedom and self-determination, particularly for girls and women. As young as 11, Malala began blogging for the BBC's Urdu site, writing about her ambition to become a doctor, her fears of the Taliban and her determination to not allow the Taliban - or her fear - to prevent her from getting the education she needed to realize her dreams.

While the Taliban almost made ended her life, she has become the symbol for young people everywhere to not let fear or the actions of others hold you back from realizing your dreams. Malala epitomizes the true essence of courage and leadership.

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