December 17, 2004
 LeadU NEWS
Vol. 1, No. 50

Published Weekly on Fridays
By Leadership University

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A Message from the Founder
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Leadership in Difficult Times

I do believe economic Armageddon is coming, at
least for the middle class...

I read another serious article this morning...

Economic `Armageddon' predicted
By Brett Arends/ On State Street
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Excerpted Quotes from Boston Herald:
http://tinyurl.com/3rmp9

"Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment
banking giant Morgan Stanley, has a public
reputation for being bearish. His prediction:
America has no better than a 10 percent chance of
avoiding economic 'armageddon.'"

"In a nutshell, Roach's argument is that America's
record trade deficit means the dollar will keep
falling. To keep foreigners buying T-bills and
prevent a resulting rise in inflation, Federal
Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will be forced to
raise interest rates further and faster than he
wants."

"The result: U.S. consumers, who are in debt up to
their eyeballs, will get pounded."

"Twenty years ago the total debt of U.S.
households was equal to half the size of the
economy. Today the figure is 85 percent. Nearly
half of new mortgage borrowing is at flexible
interest rates, leaving borrowers much more
vulnerable to rate hikes. Americans are already
spending a record share of disposable income
paying their interest bills. And interest rates
haven't even risen much yet."

"...a ``spectacular wave of bankruptcies'' is
possible."

"...an alternative scenario to Roach's. Greenspan
might instead deliberately allow the dollar to
slump and inflation to rise, whittling away at the
value of today's consumer debts in real terms."

End Quotes

Whether the Fed chooses to inflate, which I think
they will short term (they can't long term because
inflation will kill fixed income people--even as
it will lower burden of pension funding to
business and government, there is only so much the
voting public will allow), or walk up interest
rates, eventually we can't escape becoming a
second world country at least in terms of the
middle class, as long as it takes 2.9 billion a
day at our current low interest rates to fund our
government. Join me during 2005 and I'll tell you
why economic terrorism is FAR more dangerous than
using bombs or biology.

Ark Building is something we're going to do as a
leadership system and that will be our major goal
in 2005, to remake ourselves as resilient to the
core, so we can continue our mission of planetary
leadership.

Here are leadership programs designed to help you
build your own economic ark:

ARK Building 2005
40 hrs of classes on how to get your own affairs
ship shape.
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CPR For The Soul: Creating Personal Resilience By
Design
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CPR For The Soul: Creating Professional Resilience
By Design
Take our survey here and see how professionally
resilient you are:
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for a program in 2005
http://www.teledevelop.com to sign in or to get
all class at one tuition:
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CPR For The Soul: Creating Business Resilience By
Design
Here's a quick survey to see how things are lining
up for you in your
business system:
http://www.101thingstodotoavoidarecession.com/survey

In 2005, I'll be offering special access to me
through our ARK Building 2005 Program.

Every participant will get first access to my
insights and teachable points of view during 2005
with our special desktop leadership system
debuting February 1, 2005.

I'll be connected directly to your desktop and all
the insights I get from my intelligent network
around the world will be summarized and fed
directly to you on the desktop the minute it is
released.

You'll also have me as your virtual coach during
2005 for 5 minutes a week over instant messenger,
except August and December when I recalibrate and
write, for the tuition fee of $1000--an incredible
offer for coaching in any circumstance.

Imagine, a just-in-time, just-in-case virtual
coach to run things by or to challenge you to look
for other perspectives as you build your own ARK
and Integrated Business in 2005.

NOW IS THE TIME to reserve your spot in ARK
Building 2005. There has never been a virtual
coach with so much access and so many contacts in
strategic positions around the world to create
insight and first-mover advantage regarding
integrated business. 2005 is a transition year.
With all of the converging forces, the perfect
economic storm is arising, one trigger, one
"event" could change the way we live and do
business for a decade. We are especially
vulnerable as a middle-class society and as people
who have been raised to think things are always
going to get better if we keep our noses to the
grindstone and keep working.

If we are able to hit the 1 in 10 opportunity and
avoid economic Armageddon, then the work we do
together will put you in the catbirds seat to
prosper for years to come. Don't miss the key
programs in 2005 that get you into our sustainable
virtual community. Check them out here:
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To comment on this and other articles on
leadership, please go to the posting on my blog at
http://generati.typepad.com/mrj/

May your holiday season be all you wish for,

Mike R Jay, Founder
http://www.leadu.com

PS: For those who want to become part of the inner
circle of this new "business", special preview and
registration is located at:
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P.P.S. Mike has a new book: "CPR for the Soul:
Creating Personal Resilience By Design" being
published soon. The digital version is available
NOW for only $19.95: http://www.leadu.com/cpr


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CPR FOR THE SOUL: Creating Personal Resilience by
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21 Day Intention Program

January 5
Ark Building 2005: Building Integral Business

January 10
Life Without Regrets!

THE HUMAN SIDE OF YOUR ENTERPRISE, HR Planning for
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January 11
CoachMBA 5-1

What the Heck’s a Blog Anyway? And Why You MUST
Have One for Your Business!


January 12
ARK Building 2005: Creating Financial Leverage


January 13,
WOMEN, AMBITION, & LEADERSHIP

SMALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP 101


January 17
GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR STAFF: Effective
Interviewing and Counseling Skills

The Goal Getter Course


January 18
AN INTRODUCTION TO TRIZ

The Power of Forgiveness

Join the Blog Revolution! The Non-Techie Guide to
Setting Up A Blog for Your Business

January 19
DEVELOP AND MARKET a Successful Teleclass Through
TeleDevelop!

ARK Building 2005: SWIRL Dynamics

January 20
SMALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP 102 - Leadership for
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January 24
FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB - Recruitment
and Selection

Introduction to SWIRL Dynamics: Creating
Sustainable Network Design

January 25
INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING with TRIZ

January 26
ARK Building 2005: Buy-Bye Middle Class

January 27
REISS QUALIFICATION LEVEL 1

MAXIMIZE YOUR MIND!

January 31
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE INDIFFERENT: How Staff
Appraisals Can Help You Decide


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