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The best leaders are open

June 21st, 2016 No comments

According Robin Sharma’s book Leadership Wisdom from The Monk who sold his Ferrari the best leaders are open. Here is an excerpt from the book.

To truly win people’s support and deep commitment to your future vision, you must communicate as much key information as possible to them.  The more they know know about what you are doing, the more they’ll invest in where you are going. Just as with aggressive listening, being open and sharing ideas with people is a mark of respect.  Having the decency to quickly and accurately inform them of the things that will affect them will shows them that they are important.  It shows them you value them.  And when you constantly keep lines of communication open, your employees will begin to value you as a leader, so much so that they will not want to let you down.  That’s when the magic starts.

Providing clarity in an open and transparent manner consistently is Leadership. 

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Leadership and Management Quotes

November 12th, 2015 No comments

I started reading a book titled: Leadership: Elevate Yourself and Those Around You – Influence, Business Skills, Coaching & Communication (Leader, Effective Teams, How to be a Leader, Teamwork, Public Speaking, Team Management) by Ross Elkins and bass on the first couple of chapters have led to this blog post.

Here are some quotes regarding Leadership:

A leader makes decisions and sets up goals, then he or she will lead his or her team members toward those goals. A leader has a group of followers. With collaboration, communication and trust, they stand united and face every challenge together to achieve their desired goals

Leadership can be defined as the process of influencing the behavior of one’s subordinates, without making them feel like they are working under a dictatorship

And some quotes regarding Management:

manager is someone who wants their employees to work for them. Managers have subordinates or employee

Managers have a position of authority vested in them by the company, and their employees work for them and largely do as they are told

 

I am still reading the rest of the book but wanted to share the quotes above.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 9th, 2015 No comments

 

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

–Mahatma Gandi —

 

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Measuring success of our Leaders

December 26th, 2012 No comments

I receive daily emails from the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute and they sent this quote out late December.  I have been thinking about it quite a lot.

The criterion for measuring the success of our leaders should be how well they serve everyone that has a vested interest in the success of the enterprise.

Bill George

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My Thoughts

  • We are being measured, whether we want to be measured or not.  Are we helping set how we believe we should be measured?
  • How well are we serving those with a vested interest?  Who has a vested interest?  I can think of a number of people in large corporations that have forgotten that we are here to serve….
  • We are here to ensure success.  Not to stroke your ego Mr. Colleague / Boss /  ……………………………..  <- place for you to add title / name

 

If you don’t know Bill George, here is a link to his bio.

 

 

 

 

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November 16th, 2011 Comments off

 

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future

— Deepak Chopra —

 

 

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October 20th, 2011 No comments

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

-Henry Ford-

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May 2nd, 2011 No comments

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

 

-Martin Luther King Jr.-

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April 30th, 2011 Comments off

Leadership becomes necessary to business and communities when have tough challenges to tackle, when they have to change theirs ways in order to thrive or survive, when continuing to operate according to current structures, procedures and processes no longer will suffice.

 

-Ronald Heifetz-

 

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March 26th, 2011 No comments

What’s the point of talking to anyone if you don’t tell ’em what you think?

– Jon Krakauer –

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December 26th, 2010 No comments

It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.
If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.

– Lewis Carroll –

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June 9th, 2010 No comments

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

– Eleanor Roosevelt –

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Silver Bullet

February 1st, 2010 No comments

Careful, I am on my soapbox on this one!

I am still astounded by the number of people that are always looking for the silver bullet.  The magic pill that will make them lose weight, the one job that will make them rich and of the course the magic software that will solve this problem overnight.  Come on folks. after looking for the silver bullet for so many years, have you considered that it does not exist?

It seems that this behavior has been prevalent through the ages.  Vincent van Gogh gave us the following advice and he died in 1890.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of
small things brought together.

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Quote from Conan O’Brien’s Farewell Speech

January 30th, 2010 No comments

A quote from Conan O’Brien’s farewell speech.

“if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen”

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Conan O’Brien


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The full transcrpt can be found here:  http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2010/01/conan-obrien-last-tonight-show-january.html

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Never Give Up!

January 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Here are some well known folks that Through the ages there have been numerous instances of this rule.

  • Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown and was defeated numerous times in his political career.
  • Henry Ford’s first automobile company was a failure.
  • Thomas Edison failed with his phonograph company.
  • Albert Einstein suffered from speech difficulties as a young child.
  • Babe Ruth held the #1 spot as the best slugger from 1918 to 1928.  during this period, he was either in either the #1 or #2 position for strikeouts during these years too.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison


Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense – Winston Churchill

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December 15th, 2009 1 comment

There are no short-cuts, it takes a life time of hard work, preparation, and continuous learning!

– Warren Buffet –

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Ten Rules for Being Human

November 13th, 2009 No comments

by Cherie Carter-Scott

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
  4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
  5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
  6. There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.
  7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
  8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
  9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
  10. You will forget all this.
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October 26th, 2009 No comments

you can’t just sit there and wait

for people to give you that golden dream;

you’ve get out there and make it happen for yourself

– Diana Ross –

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This quote resonated with me today:

May 20th, 2009 No comments

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

– Rumi (1207–1273) –

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May 15th, 2009 No comments

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers (1879–1935) –

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February 19th, 2009 No comments

don’t just stand there,

make it happen

– lee lacocca –

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