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Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.
There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.
- Remembering Steve Jobs (digitalsurgeons.com)
- P.E.I. marathon committee bars 10-year-old runner from competing in race (news.nationalpost.com)
- Steve Jobs Steps Down, My Apple Inc. (AAPL) Market Forecast (optionsanimal.com)
- Why Innovative People Fail (forbes.com)
- Why we hate to like Steve Jobs and like to hate Mark Zuckerberg (digitalsurgeons.com)
- Time, Money, Work, Family, Steve Jobs, and Death (phanimahesh.wordpress.com)
- How did a clown end up with Steve Jobs iPad? [Literally] (bazaardaily.com)
- Tips for Your First Marathon (wiserunning.com)
- Thousands cross the line at Edmonton marathon (metronews.ca)
1. Trying to lead before establishing credibility.
People will only follow you if they believe that you know what you’re doing. Credibility doesn’t come from a job title or your position on the latest organization chart. Neither can it be “willed” into existence simply because you wish it were there.
Fix: Credibility, like trust, can only be earned over time. If you’ve got a track record of success, you’ll need to communicate clearly why that success is still relevant. If you’re new to the job, you’ll have to grow that credibility from scratch. Good luck!
2. Trying to lead before there’s a relationship.
Even if you’ve got a truckload of credibility, people won’t follow your lead if they don’t feel a personal connection. If you’re the manager, they may obey direct orders so as to keep their jobs, but they won’t go the proverbial “extra mile” that true leadership inspires.
Fix: The only way to build relationships is to truly care about them as individuals and frequently showing honest curiosity about them, their ideas and the work that they’re doing. This takes time, effort, and one-on-one attention.
Continue reading on Inc.com…
- 5 Reasons Leadership Falls Flat(inc.com)
- Kathy Kurnyta: On Leadership Presence(vantageleadership.wordpress.com)
- The Conviction to Lead.(myfullcup.wordpress.com)
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living
- Anais Nin on Love (kipsthoughts.wordpress.com)
- Writing Motivation: Anais Nin, thank you! (prspates.wordpress.com)
- Nin 01 (notesfromanomadicmind.wordpress.com)
- Those are European ideas in Anaïs Nin’s Little Birds (jseliger.com)
I found recently that there is a name for the fear of public speaking: glossophobia. Nervousness at having to deliver a speech is common, and is found even in great speakers. It is said that Winston Churchill tried to gain confidence by writing out and memorizing his speeches, but gave up, and turned to impromptu presentations.
Continue reading on LiveMint.com…
- 25 MORE Awesome Public Speaking Quotes(bigfishpresentations.com)
- Winston Churchill’s cigar bills and draft war speeches put online(telegraph.co.uk)
- Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking(prmarketingcommunication.com)
- never give in(anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com)
Right now, somewhere in your company, one of your employees is rolling his eyes. Make no mistake, it’s because of a policy or rule that leadership created.
The eye-roll—and its cousin, the defeated shrug—are the silent protests of people in every area of your company.
If you want to know the true source and depth of their frustration, there’s only one surefire way: Invite them to a brainstorming meeting.
Once you have gathered your teams together, provide blank sticky notes and ask everyone to pair up. Then present this question: If you could kill or change all the stupid rules that get in the way of doing your work or better servicing our clients, what would they be?
If they stare back at you in stunned silence, you might want to add: “You have 10 minutes! Go!” After 10 minutes, people will likely ask for more time—not because they’re stumped, but because there are that many stupid rules. Don’t interrupt their catharsis. After all, how often do you see your employees so engaged? Do remind them, however, that government regulations are “red rules”—illegal to change—but everything else is a “green rule” and thus, fair game.
Continue reading on Wall Street Journal…
- Sticky Notes Pro – with Alarms and Sharing – TapFactory(itunes.apple.com)
- It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World(webofdebt.wordpress.com)
- It is not the public we need to satisfy – A Poem(ruleofstupid.wordpress.com)
With a never-ending to-do list, meetings and pressure to maximize the bottom line, it can be easy to let essential courtesies in your day-to-day interactions slip through the cracks. This can really piss off your employees and make them feel undervalued.
It might not seem terribly detrimental in relation to your top-level priorities, but your day-to-day communication style can make or break your reputation as a good boss — one worthy of high-esteem, trust and respect.
Don’t get me wrong. You can’t please every employee (nor should you try). You can, however, consistently take measures to make employees feel more valued as a whole. For starters, avoid the following seemingly small-scale (yet common) missteps that can tarnish your reputation:
Continue reading on Smart Blog on Leadership…
- Become A Leader Others Want To Follow (forbes.com)
- A Leadership Dilemma. (johnrchildress.com)
- 6 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses (business.time.com)