Sunny Leone: Business and opportunities

“I believe in business, opportunities present themselves and it’s your job…to recognise those…and see where it goes.”
—Sunny Leone.

Steve Jobs: Running

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Steve Jobs 

5 Reasons Leadership Falls Flat

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Buying credibility: A look at the FTC’s transparency-in-blogging regulations (Photo credit: opensourceway)

You can read a dozen books on leadership and attend just as many leadership seminars, but your employees won’t follow your lead if you make any of these five common errors:

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.

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Anais Nin: Living ideas

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English: Photograph of Anaïs Nin as a teenager, circa 1920. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living

.Anais Nin

Pat Teske: Bad training runs

Relish the bad training runs. Without them it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.

Pat Teske

 

Ryan Mathews runs with the ball, Chargers Trai...

Ryan Mathews runs with the ball, Chargers Training Facility May 10, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Colin Powell: Area under the curve

“No matter how significant or life-changing your greatest hit or miss might be, neither even begins to define who you are. Each of us is a product of all our experiences and all our interactions with other people. To cite calculus, we are the area under the curve.”
― Colin PowellIt Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

Victor Kiam: Procrastination

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. ”
Victor Kiam.

Phone procrastination

Phone procrastination (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Preparedness

Ovid by Anton von Werner. "Bibliothek des...

Ovid by Anton von Werner. "Bibliothek des allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens. Bd. 5" (1905), Abriß der Weltliteratur, Seite 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.”
Ovid

Never wrong…

Lost Wisdom

Lost Wisdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A person determined never to be wrong won’t likely accomplish much.”

—Ken Wisdom

Rene Descartes: Candles in the wind

René Descartes

René Descartes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? ”
Rene Descartes.

10 Ways to Improve Your Credibility

Leaders and managers spend a lot of time and effort figuring out how to develop their people’s talent, shape their performance, and motivate them to improve.

But when was the last time you focused on yourself? Specifically, how’s your credibility? Does it need some attention? Here are 10 ways to boost your credibility with associates, customers, and everyone else within your sphere of influence.

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Ogden Nash: Of llamas

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Brown alpaca – geograph.org.uk – 740556 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The one-l lama,
He’s a priest.
The two-l llama,
He’s a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn’t any
Three-l lllama.”
Ogden Nash

George Orwell: Objectification

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an o...

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an old acreditation for the BNUJ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
George Orwell