Archives for Leadership

GAIN IN PAIN: PROFUNDITIES/UNVEILING QUOTES 2

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Pain is an access to huge wealth but this truth is hardly known; let alone accepted though all go through pain at one time or the other.

It takes pain to heal. Anita Moorjani suffered from lymphomatic cancer for almost four years; a cancer that shut down her organs and saw her slide into a coma at the hospital. She stopped fighting and gave up, crossing into

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WHEN TO BE SILENT

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“…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison: James 3:2,8

Many times when you’re in an aggressive mood and are tempted to rain brimstone and fire, the often still unheeded voice bids you “be still” and “hold back” or “bridle your tongue”; but it takes a vessel that’s surrendered to the Potter and has been exercised towards that frequency to heed the voice, knowing full well that sowing into the spirit shall of the same reap life and sowing to the flesh shall of same reap corruption.

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In the Search for Relevance

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Only One is Relevant
Though all in ego claim;
Though all strive
Whether they worship or not
Whether they acknowledge or not
Whether they honour or not
Whether they sacrifice or not
To the only Relevant One.

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The Mystery of Mastery

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The Mystery of Mastery

In childhood
Lives unrestrained creativity
But lost in adulthood
Stifled by parenting;
For the caretaker murders the seeds of mastery
Ignorantly perhaps but selfishly
Seeking to continue own legacy
Against the uniqueness of the new
And emerging individual being.

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STRATEGY IS NOT THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

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               “For every leader, strategy is the key to success.” [William Cohen]

This is the sub-heading of Part 1 of legendary Strategy and Management Guru, William Cohen’s book “The Art of the Strategist.” It caught my attention curiously and unearthed

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WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK? TAKE THE MIRROR TEST NOW

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                                What’s holding you back? Have you thought of this before now?

Wait…!

Before you answer the question: Quickly take the Mirror Test…

DO look in the mirror now. Notice I said “DO”, not “do.” I just screamed emphatically at you. Now, don’t get me wrong on

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KEY SURVIVAL SKILLS TO DRIVE & SUSTAIN VALUE IN THE WORLD OF WORK

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“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” Brian Tracy

 

We live in a time where skills are the key requirements for attaining value and unless we develop and hone the right skills, we would continually struggle with achieving set goals, however

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COURAGE, THE DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY YOU REQUIRE TO WIN

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“Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage
                         unless you are scared.” Eddie Rickenbacker
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
                          something is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon
Let me start by relaying the source of the inspiration to write this. Actually, I was brooding on what courses to either add or remove from the list of my first quarter 2016 Impact/Leadership Development Training when it hit me to

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PREPARING THE YOUTH FOR A FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE: 12 INVALUABLE INSIGHTS

 

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“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future; act now, without delay.” Simone de Beauvoir

“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer

 

The transition between after high school and post college graduation is one pertinent area of need for young people. Graduating from high school and college today should actually be applauded as a historic achievement for youngsters but

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5 WAYS TO DISCIPLINE YOUR MIND

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There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well – disciplined mind may not surmount. The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object” Charlotte Dacre
The first and best victory is to conquer self.” Plato

A disciplined mind is an active mind filled with lowly and humble thoughts of compassion, support and dedication first to self but to the intent, purpose and benefit of others; striving daily to achieve

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7 LESSONS IN BUSINESS STRATEGY LEARNT FROM PREDATION

 

 

Learn Some Business Strategies Watching These Lions Engage a Rhino in this Breathtaking YouTube Video: Lions Vs Rhino.

“Believe one who knows: you will find something greater in woods than in
books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from
Masters.” Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

To date, the greatest lessons I have learnt are those that I did by observing people, objects and nature generally. Reason is simple: I’ve arrived at the junction where I know assuredly that

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WHAT’S THE MAKE-UP OF YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE?

“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.” Unknown

“To thine own self be true… Thou canst not be false to any man.” Shakespeare

One statement I’ve heard people make is Self-confidence makes a man. Another one is that a man needs self-confidence to excel in life. While it’s almost difficult to

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5 ATTRIBUTES OF A DISCIPLINED MIND

“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you
think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first
and act afterwards.” Napoleon Hill

A disciplined mind is a sound mind and vice versa. The mind is disciplined because it has been subjected to sound principles and judgement over

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BEING COMPASSIONATE AND MORE: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S POTENCIES

It isn’t only that leaders are made, self made mostly and not born, it is that continuing leadership is a matter of behaviour and practices and not a gift or charisma. It is a responsibility.”   Peter Drucker

The entrepreneur’s journey into fulfilment is by no means a walkthrough. Many hurdles dogg his way  as he wobbles through the labyrinth and maze of

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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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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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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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