The 15 Leadership Traits of Successful Leaders

The 15 Leadership Traits of Successful Leaders are identified from groundbreaking research. As you Dream of becoming an effective leader, which do you identify with?


What Does Success Look Like?

01-20-2016

Maria Rodriquez arrived in the United States with her family when she was 12 years old. Her parents left her at home to care for her little brother while they went off in pursuit of the American dream. She was from Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, where her parents left all they had as an escape. Countless days and nights were spent fighting for a better life. Maria was fair, so her ethnicity was always mistaken. But her inability to speak the language left many confused. After graduating from high school, she went to college then dropped out because she got married. But pregnancy changed her life. She promised her unborn son that she would make sure he had the best life. That promise resulted in her reenrollment in college, where she decided to study journalism. She later captured one of the top spots in the field. Maria now manages one of South Florida’s top media stations.

So, what does success look like? How does it feel? Does it follow the pattern of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness? More specifically, what does it take to be successful? Can anyone achieve success? Is it limited to only the rich and famous? These questions have been asked by many individuals who have a desire to become successful―to achieve the American Dream.

Success is not always linear. To be clear, let’s define success. The term success refers to the attainment of wealth, position, and honors. More importantly, success means different things to different people. Essentially, it means getting what a person wants with rewards that are sustainable for individuals and those for whom they care. Fereshteh Amin shared components of her research about high achievers: happiness, achievement, significance, and legacy. Success that encompasses all four kinds of accomplishments is more enriching and lasting.

So what does Success mean to you? Do share.

Why Some Individuals Succeed, While Others Don't

01-14-2016

Ever wondered why some people are successful yet you are still struggling? Ever pondered whether there is more to achieve in your life? Dr. Cameron decided to conduct a phenomenlogical study through collaborating with successful individuals in business, media, healthcare, education, government, aviation, politics, and more. What could youths who are hanging around loitering learn from those who have come, who were born under similar circumstances just like them yet became successful.

What is the difference? Is there a difference? Can these differences be addressed to counter the problem. This video provides more information.

https://youtu.be/s7mujK7VCbY

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Cheers to your Success!

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Endorses the Book Success Strategies

01-07-2016

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and State Representative Hazelle Rogers endorses book Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders in the United States.

Book Launch

01-07-2016

2015 What I Didn't Do: Open Letter to My Daughter

12-30-2015

Drink Coffee. Read Book

We are stepping into a New Year 2016! As always it is a time to reflect on the past where we have come, and the journey ahead. This year I didn’t get to do a lot of things I wanted to, but I experienced something new. I ventured into new territory and published my research on leaders and how they attained success! My book titled Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders in the United States is now available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and other sites. Can you believe it?

I am most excited because I started something that I believed in, persisted, and have completed it! I learnt a lot during the process.

This is my desire for you. To go after your dreams. No matter what it is—just simply Dream! Big or small! When you accomplish it, the feeling is exhilarating! As we approach the New Year, spend some time defining what Success means to you. What will it look like? How will you know when you have achieved it? Just Dream. But like I have always said, after you dream then you have to work that dream. Put the plans in place then step out and do what you must to make it real.

I’m not saying it’s going to be easy….no way am I saying that. But the most important thing is to persist. Never give up. When the going gets tough, have something or someone, (maybe a mentor), that will encourage you to keep trying. You know I’m always here for you and anyone else that needs encouragement to achieve. I learnt this in my many years managing people. That’s what I do best. It brings me great joy watching people achieve their best potential…more so you.

So darling, Dream big! Then step forward in faith! You will achieve Success if you never give up!

Success Strategies

12-08-2015

This book will:

·Inspire you to achieve your best potential

·Motivate you to step out in faith to accomplish your dreams

·Expose you to the stories of successful people and their journey

·Identify your personal success traits

·Teach you how to overcome failures

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Book Launch Party

12-01-2015

Author, Speaker, Coach and HR Consultant, Dr. Cameron will discuss the traits of successful Caribbean American Leaders; the challenges they encountered after migration; how they overcame the challenges; and the factors that most influenced their success.

Join us as we embark on this journey, "she says" to those areas that youths and individuals in tranisition can take to become successful in their lives.

Invited guests include Com. Holness, Veteran Broadcaster Com. Winston Barnes, Pauline Grant - Hospital CEO, Dr. Winston Alexis, Dr. Susan Davis, Dr. Charlene Desir; elected officials, university professors, and other industry leaders. Co-Host Roxanne Valies, Candidate for Florida State Representative, District 95.

It Starts With a DREAM: 3 Steps to Get You Going

11-10-2015

It starts with A Dream.

When I was growing up I participated in sports. I'm no Usain Bolt but I could always sprint. I ran for my elementary, middle and high schools. I even ran in business athletic competitions. Not only did I participate, but I also won. I won because I had a goal to win for my team. The challenge was beyond that point I did not excel because I had no dream. My goal was simply to do the best for my team, help them win, and after that...nothing. I did not have a dream.


Dreams propel us. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Though he did not live to see it come through, great strides have been made towards his dream becoming a reality. Estée Lauder had a dream. She created a perfume with a magical scent. She knew she had to get it into the hands of consumers. But that was hard to do because in those days marketing to department stores was difficult. Estée Lauder came up with a brilliant idea. She accidentally slipped a bottle of expensive perfume in a department store. Customers smelt it; liked it; and demanded it. The rest is history. Today her perfume is a household name.

So yes, it starts with a dream. What's your dream today? Is it career, job, home ownership, relationship, business development, or more? Whatever it is… start it today. Here are 3 tips to get you going.

1. Envision Your Future
In 3-5 years or even longer (yikes!) where do you see yourself? If you had all the resources in the world what would you like to see yourself doing?

2. Pause and Reflect
Reflect on the things you are doing now. Are they propelling you to accomplish your goals?

3. Now Go Do it

Now that you know your dream, work backwards. What are the steps you need to put in place today to get to your desired goal? Let’s say it's for education. Have you registered for that program? If home-ownership, are you saving? If relationship, are you looking, or playing hard to get? Whatever you are doing, make the move to get one step closer today.

Remember, it starts with a Dream! Cheers to your success!

Dr. Shelly M. Cameron considers herself a connector. She connects people to others. Through her book on Success Strategies, Dr. Cameron reveals the results of a phenomenological study conducted with Nova Southeastern University that explored the hidden secrets of successful Caribbean American Leaders. She now connects it to those aspiring to achieve. Individuals are challenged to take that first step to accomplish their dreams, their goals, and their aspirations. As Author, Speaker, Coach and Human Resource Consultant, Dr. Cameron devotes her life to connect others to success. For more information contact scameron@ccahr.com, or www.shellycameron.com.

Success Defined

10-29-2015

A collection of definitions on SUCCESS summarized from Virtual Pre-Book Launch

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Steve Harvey: Secret to Success

10-23-2015