Archive for the ‘Life’ 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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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling. fondationmedicale.com/eblast/pdl/

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15 Quotes for Leaders

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit — Arnold H. Glasgow I praise loudly, I blame softly — Catherine II of Russia Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress — Mohandas Gandhi A long dispute means that both parties are wrong — Voltaire The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable — Paul Broca The best way to predict the future is to invent it — Alan Kay Nothing great was ever […]

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Tips for Entrepreneurs

You know you want to start a business, but you can’t shake those financial pressures — rent or a mortgage, a car payment and maybe you have kids. Even young people have responsibilities after all. But tack on the fact your business idea will surely take time to catch on, and starting up can seem even further out of reach. Find balance. Of course, this is what being a part-time entrepreneur is all about. Can you start up and maintain your commitment to your full-time responsibilities? If you get caught up in your […]

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Words That Can Change Your Life

Words that i have learned earlier in my career and in a way i have appreciated more than before. Transitioning to a more relationship oriented and friendly culture is a phase that i think everybody goes through specially when you have been situated as the “Boss”. Let me share words that are so simple that we tend to overlook and misunderstood. BEGIN Take charge of your life by beginning something you’ve always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelming, start small. “By daring to begin the life you’ve always wanted, you […]

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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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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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Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His inventions included the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Franklin was responsible for establishing the first public library, organizing fire fighters in Philadelphia, was one of the early supporters of mutual insurance and crossed the Atlantic eight times. Self-development was a constant endeavor throughout his incredible life. […]

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A Leader..

A great quote can provide personal inspiration and is helpful in educating others. Below are some great leadership quotes of all time. (Have a favorite quote that didn’t make my list? Share it out in the comments section below!) A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18 I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli You manage things; […]

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