May 5, 2010
- Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Many people like to think that they’ll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success. — Brian Koslow
- Success always has a price; success, with integrity, is the real bottom line. — Denis Waitley
- The greatest natural resource in the world is the spirit that resides in every unstoppable person. — Cynthia Kersey
- Believe you can and you are halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
- A great attitude is not the result of success; success is the result of a great attitude. — Earl Nightingale
- Life is either a grand adventure or it is nothing. — Helen Keller
Here is a collection of 7 quotes for achievers; I collected these from an electronic newsletter called ‘Seeds of Success’ - by Success magazine. Quickly reading a quote either from a great philosopher or anyone anonymous is not justice to the wealth hidden in the words. Take a moment and imagine why would have this person said or wrote these words.
What do you think?
Thank you for reading and reflecting on these quotes, and have a great time.
April 25, 2010
We all face tough choices each day and feel disheartened sometimes by the way things are going. Taking the right decision with the best of our ability and integrity is the required component of life. We limit our actions by thoughts of fear and sometimes we give up on the idea or thought that once inspired us. We all know that every new action has some inherent risk, but we need to manage it and move forward.
I have experienced that one can successfully rearrange the thought process by reading positive quotes and get over the imaginary fear of tough situation.
Here are 7 motivational quotes to keep spirit uplifted in challenging times, because tough experiences make tough leaders.
- When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean
- The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. - Unknown
- When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. – Phyllis Bottome
- Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore N. Vail
- Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn’t fall there. – Unknown
- A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets tough. – Ronald Reagan
Thank you for stopping by and have a great time.
June 24, 2008
Quotes are powerful words to stir thinking process, give new perspective on things, motivate to take action. Here are some quotes on planning and strategy that I collected from book Strategic Management by Fred David.
- Like a product or service, the planning process itself must be managed and shaped, if it is to serve executives as a vehicle for strategic decision making. – Robert Lenz
- Strategies for taking the hill won’t necessarily hold it. – Amar Bhide
- Great spirits have always encountered vioulent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein
- A firm that continues to employ a previously successful strategy eventually and inevitably falls victim to a competitor. – Bill Cohen
- Planning is often doomed before it ever starts, either because too much is expected of it or because not enough is put into it. – T. J. Cartwright
- Planners should not plan, but serve as facilitators, catalysts, inquirers, educators, and synthesizers to guide the planning process effectively. – A. Hax and N. Majluf
- Don’t recommend anything you woul not be prepared to do yourself if you were in the decision maker’s shoes. – A. J. Strickland III
February 1, 2008
There are always some special people in teams who are very much techie, creative and loaded with specific knowledge. Lets call these employees creative people in this post.
These creative people provide tremendous value to organization through application of their knowledge and expertise. These really smart and creative people need nurturing environment and motivation. When leading these creative people, keep in mind that they may-
think they know more than anyone (or know everything);
do not want to be led (know what, how and why);
do not want to follow the process (think its bureaucracy);
want to discuss the solution with higher authority (by-pass chain of command);
expect people to come and ask for help (until then they keep quiet);
show their exceptional knowledge in group meetings;
become poor listeners and jump to solution (feel they know problem already);
dislike to say thank you for any assistance;
feel attached to the solution they offered (won’t accept alternate);
stop contributing if ignored;
want praise and recognition (not always care about position);
want challenges and new things to work on.
Leading creative people require smart leadership. Smart leaders will help these creative employee contribute by creating environment where they feel valuable while making sure that other employees also flourish.
Smart leaders demonstrate their expertise and authority over creative employees quietly by not pushing them or by not showing them who is the boss. Smart leader also makes sure that they know what organization’s strategic goals and objectives are; but does not dictate how to achieve. These creative people can contribute beyond expectations when their leader becomes their coach-cum-mentor-cum-guardian.
Not all the points may apply in any given situation and there might be other examples as well. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this. Please leave comments. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!
December 31, 2007
Its been a wonderful year for me, and I hope the ditto for you all the readers.
When I look back and see the things that happened; I believe that I have learned a lot, accomplished a lot and I am a better person today.
Things that looked major challenges turned out to be minor things that I could handle very easily; the things that I thought were distractions proved to be stepping stones for success. I had opportunity to read many good books of personal development, leadership and management.
New year comes with some resolutions that we thing should be accomplished in the year. My take is to have your goal accomplished -
- Write down your resolution on paper and method explaining how will you do it.
- Must be realistic.
- Must have dates associated such as 20% by March.
- Read your resolution and review the success often.
- You must believe firmly that you will accomplish it.
- And start doing it …
I wish you all very happy and prosperous 2008.