Archives for May 2015

HOW DO YOU SET UP YOUR NEW HIRES FOR SUCCESS? 5 WAYS TO GO.

  “When an employee fails – or even just performs poorly – managers typically do not blame themselves. The employee doesn’t understand the work, a manager might contend. Or the employee isn’t driven to succeed, can’t set priorities, or won’t take direction. Whatever the reason, the problem is assumed to be the employees’ fault – and even the employees responsibility.” Francois Manzoni & Jean-Louis Barson (HBR).

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BLAME IT ON YOURSELF; NOT OTHERS

“Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However,
after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn’t like what he has
built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself.”

Sydney Madwed

Quite a number of goal setters are only

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25 SIMPLE, YET THOUGHT-PROVOKING SELF-DISCOVERY QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU?

In a previous post, I listed one of the questions that I usually ask participants each time I’m opportuned to talk to them. I realise that quite a lot of us while looking to disrupt or change the game in what is trending in the market space, would rather adopt an outside the box attitude when we even don’t have the slightest idea of what’s inside the box.

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OF TALENT AND SKILL: FUNDAMENTAL THOUGHTS

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.” Erica Jong

I read somewhere that every one has a package; only that some refuse to open theirs. I thought on this premise till I formed an opinion of it being inseparable from the truth almost in the same way I arrived at the dictum “Applied knowledge, not mere knowledge, is power.”

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6 WAYS TO REDEFINE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT SUCCESS AND WINNING

The path to success and winning is not the same for everyone. John’s Model may be quite different from Lillian’s. You may have to unlearn, relearn and learn your own way to succeed in your chosen path or industry and that is exactly what it means to redefine your thoughts and mindset about winning.

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5 KEY IDEALS TO BECOMING A PERSON OF IMPACT

As I study and research in my perpetual learning efforts, I often ruminate and introspect over findings and these deep thoughts usually inch towards being an agile and results-oriented person. Guess an awful lot of people like you find themselves in this condition and may even be overwhelmed with such brain-wracking exercises. Being overwhelmed can be disastrous unless you are able to think your way through.

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HOW DO I COMMUNICATE MY VISION TO MY PEOPLE?

Getting someone else to link with your deep recess and feed from it is a rare feat that requires seeing with the mind as opposed to looking with the eyes. True disciples and followers must “catch the vision” of their leader and run with it before they can be adjudged loyal and true. There are enduring legacies which outlive visionaries because their

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WHY WOULD A GREAT BRAND LOSE ITS EDGE?

Successful companies tend to fall into three traps that make the glory days fleeting. First is the physical trap in which big investments in the old systems or equipment prevent the pursuit of fresher, more relevant investments. There’s the psychological trap, in which company leaders fixate on what made them successful and fail to notice when something new is displacing it.

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FORGING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: THE PROBE-CEREBRAL SYNERGY–5 LESSONS.

“It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realise your true potential. -Barack Obama

The difference between theory and practice is so obvious it requires no emphasis. When we read about partnerships, we are informed of the application of synergistic principles but having to

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SO WHAT IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SUCCEED?

Sometime back I remember asking a lady this question (” What would the world lose if you chose not to succeed?”) and she responded very quickly and tersely too without pondering, “Nothing!” I was at a loss as to what to say next as I actually meant to help proffer a solution to her chronically depressed state. At least that’s what I learnt from her friend.

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YOU, YOUR TALENT AND THE USE YOU PUT IT TO

“Self-Awareness is essential to the discovery of your power and to the defeat of self-imposed limits.” John Kanary: Breaking Through Limitations.

The need to know who you are, to identify your strengths and to become aware of those things that you have been endowed with by the Divine Manufacturer, is an initial step that is responsible for whom you’ll end up becoming.

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