Archive for the ‘Determination’ Category

All I Really Need To Know!

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school. These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold […]

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The Best Leadership Books

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; by Stephen R. Covey – It’s hard not to put Dale Carnegie at Number 1, but Covey’s 7 Habits is simply the best leadership development book of all time. No matter what management level you hold – you don’t even need to be a manager to learn from this book – by following the 7 Habits you will improve every relationship in your work and private life; you’ll gain the respect of your peers, subordinates and superiors; and you’ll actually begin to accomplish […]

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Encouraging Leaders

Encouraging leaders bring the best in other people.  Each one of us needs an encouraging leader to be around us when we need a lift. The encouraging leader adds value through believing in our potential and provides resources to help us achieve better results. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” Zig Ziglar grateproducts.com/sitedir/

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Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that some languages cannot identify. Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we’ve illustrated 11 of these […]

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Highly Effective Leaders

One of the most basic duties of any leader is to make decisions. Highly effective leaders aren’t afraid to be decisive and to make tough calls quickly when circumstances require it. But before you make any decisions take into account these simple traits! … inspire action. … be optimistic. … have integrity. … support and facilitate your team. … have confidence. … communicate. … be decisive.

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Success Principles You’ll Never Want To Forget

You can’t assure success, but you can increase the chances of it happening. After all, opportunity favors the prepared. With the following success principles, you can dramatically increase the chances of success in your life. 1 – Prepare It’s the foundation of success. With preparation you create your own opportunities. Once you have all the different elements lined up, it only takes a small opening to realize your goal. At the same time, taking advantage of big opportunities without enough preparation means risking your success, as you’re building without a well-laid […]

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Achieve What Your Mind Can Conceive

The mind is but a very powerful part of the body. Believe in the saying that anything that the mind can conceive can be achieved. Success lies in the positive thinking that there is nothing that can’t be done. Success is a categorical term which is all-encompassing. But it must be borne in mind that success must always come with goodness, honesty, and kind heart. Otherwise, the very word will be defeated — nothing else but a piece of junk used by the ambitious and in greed of power.  1.  […]

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3 Ways Great Leaders Make Every Day Count

Many leaders shine in exceptional circumstances. No surprise there–doing so is a large part of the role of leadership, after all. More telling is what leaders do in mundane, day-to-day, unexceptional times. Those times when there’s no compelling crisis or emergency. Those times when there’s just a lot of daily, weekly, monthly routine “stuff” to get through. Most of the time, in other words. What I’ve discovered is that “most of the time” leaders pass up exceptional opportunities make a real difference, because they’re both lulled by the rhythm of […]

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Giving Student’s A Voice

The recently-launched site ScholarshipProz provides students with a platform to make their needs known and turn their education into a family, friend and community event, says vice president of marketing, Orlando Espinosa. “We call ours ‘cause-funding’ because there’s a specific cause–we want to make sure our students have an opportunity to let their voices be heard,” he says. Espinosa explains the purpose of ScholarshipProz is to help students cover gaps in their abilities to pay their college expenses rather than relying on funds for a full-ride. Students are in charge […]

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Youth Leadership Books

This is a great list of youth leadership books for personal reading or to use within a group setting. 50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up! by Frank Rudnesky (2007) 101 Ways to Integrate Personal Development Into Core Curriculum: Lessons in Character Education for Grades K-12 by Mary Ann Conroy (University Press of America, 2000) A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi by Keshavan Nair (Berrett-Koehler, 1994) A Leader’s Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass, 2006) A Social Change Model of Leadership: […]

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