Sunday, February 28, 2021

Change almost never works like that!

 


Change is easy, right? The boss makes a decision, and employees implement it—right?

If you’re in business, you know that change almost never works like that. In fact, it can be the most dif´Čücult thing in the world.

- Rober Slater in his book "29 Leadership Secrets from Jack Welch" 

 


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Cost of Conflict!

 



Unmanaged employee conflict is perhaps the largest intangible cost in organizations today,­ and probably the least recognized!

It maybe a new way where companies can reduce cost rather than the standard practice of downsizing their operation.

It is estimated that over 65% of performance problems result from strained relationships between employees ­and not due to lack of individual skill or experience!

 

- “A Survey of Managerial Interests with Respect to Conflict” by Kenneth W. Thomas and W. H. Schmidt.

 

 


Monday, February 22, 2021

Yesterday's Manager vs. Tomorrow's Leader!


The mindset of yesterday’s manager—accepting compromise, keeping things tidy—bred complacency.

Tomorrow’s leaders must raise issues, debate them, and resolve them. They must rally around a vision of what a business can become.

- A Lesson from "Jack Welch"


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Successful People Are Optimistic!

  


The optimist believes that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist is afraid that this might be true!

I stop at a restaurant with my friend. He complains, “Look at this cup of coffee, it’s half-empty!” I respond, “Oh, that’s too bad, they gave me one that is half-full.” We both received the same amount of coffee!

But I certainly sound like the successful one. Success isn’t limited to objective findings; one person’s poison is another’s cure. In other words, if an optimist and a pessimist both win the same prize in a lottery, only the optimist will appear to be successful!

Optimism helps you see the advantages in any given situation. Successful people with an optimistic outlook are better able to identify the silver lining in any given situation.

 

- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D

Monday, February 15, 2021

Successful People Are Flexible!



Life is dynamic—always changing. Heraclitus said, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” The truth is that you can’t even step in the same river once, because even as you’re step in the river, it is changing.

Appreciating the dynamics of life and being able to go with the flow provides enormous advantages to finding new ways of doing things or getting places or creating opportunities.

Successful People are flexible and take advantage of new situations. 


- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Successful People Are Insightful!

 



There are two types of knowledge—explicit and implicit (or tacit). 

Explicit knowledge is the kind people gain from reading books and going to school—factual stuff. 

Implicit knowledge is what we achieve through observing and experiencing—things that can’t really be taught.

Both types of knowledge are important to help guide decisions or choose particular pathways.

A hunch may be an uninformed guess—worth as much as flipping a coin—or it may be based on in-depth explicit and implicit knowledge—and insight!

We all have insight to varying degrees, yet some are better than others at being open to hearing those inner voices. Making use of this knowledge depends on your ability to access this information and trust in yourself.

Having insight involves integrating explicit and implicit knowledge with an understanding of social situations and emotions, both yours and others'.

Insightful people have higher emotional and social intelligence—being able to “read” people and understand unspoken issues in a social situation.

Successful people seek knowledge and experiences and make the best use of their insight.


- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D

Monday, February 8, 2021

 


Successful people are opportunists! 

They have the ability to take advantage of novel and often concealed opportunities when they arise. Many people are blind to opportunities because they don’t notice them or because they are inflexible and stuck in their ways.

People who practice opportunism see opportunities all around them and are able to use them to their advantage.

Being an opportunist involves being mindfully aware; being flexible enough to change your original plans; and being open-minded enough to take advantage of these new opportunities.

We often think of people who have traveled extensively throughout the world as being “lucky.” 

The truth is that most people have had many opportunities to travel at different times in their lives, yet have not taken advantage of them. 

They may have felt like they didn't have the money, needed to work, wanted to start their career, or didn’t want to leave family or friends behind. 

While there were many possible reasons at the time for not going, years later these reveal themselves as mere excuses for not taking advantage of opportunities.  

- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D

 


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Successful People Are Proactive!

 


"Successful" people make things happen. They are proactive rather than reactive. They make their future. And when you can take responsibility for your words, actions, and behavior, you have more control of your destiny. 

There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those who wonder what just happened.

Yes, you might get lucky and a $100 bill might fly in through your window while you’re sitting on the couch, but your luck of finding some money on the street would improve if you were outside walking in the first place.

A colleague may appear to be lucky when he tells you that he got eight new clients today; until you find out that he started working two hours before you and skipped his lunch break. He also took that online course on “Completing The Sale” that you thought wouldn’t be worth it.

- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D

 


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