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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Professional Gal.
A mixture of insight, a different
dose of perspective, a touch of wisdom, and mostly concern...
some quotes that can change your prospective of the world, help you when you
are having difficulties leading, or just need something better than what you
have. These quotes come from books that I have read and people that I have met.
For some reason these stood out to me and resonated well with me.
attempted to provide you with all the sources, some of them of fellow
co-workers, leaders and peers from within my organization.
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effective leaders appreciate the power of image, and they strive, to greater or
lesser degrees, to develop about themselves an image if leadership suited to
the psychology of those they lead.”
-Elizabeth I CEO, Strategic Lessons
from the Leader Who Built an Empire
is about image, what you convey to your people both internally and externally. Leaders
march in front of their troops, but their troops keep them from walking off a
cliff. Therefore, good leaders will mold themselves into the leader that they
know their people need. One could ask is that not being true to oneself? –No, I
would argue effective leaders know what their people need and lead for those
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society that cultivates individual success."
-John Galt, Atlas Shrugged
current state, we should really be focused on creating a culture that
celebrates the individual success. Here is why, the individual success, if it
is true success was create/done/established by that hard work of that
individual. It is about creating a culture that believes in good work ethic,
determination and minimal hand outs.
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never we so focused on the small details that we can no longer see the big
picture. It is really about finding the perfect balance. This is where having a
great diverse and inclusive team comes into place. People have different
perspective and different likes and dislikes; this will allow a team to get the
big picture and the details.
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are not number one. They are number four-after serving God, serving people, and
being a merchant. Systems exist only to make the first three possible."
-David Green, CEO Hobby Lobby, Keep
we forget that we are in business for our customers and for the people that
work alongside of us. We are not running businesses, organizations, and
companies just to create processes. We are doing the things we are doing
foremost because it is right (regardless of your religious beliefs), then
because of our employees, and our customers. We must not allow ourselves to
forget that our processes are number 1. If we start with that mentality, then
eventually the profit you are searching for will diminish.
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lead people and manage things."
having a discussion with a supervisor who was very well liked by his employees.
He told me that you cannot manage a person, which is a way to diminish
engagement. However, when you lead people you drive high levels of engagement.
This makes managing processes much easier; because when you are dealing with
people that only thing that you should be managing are processes not your
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will sell you before I tell you."
-Change Management Specialist
important thing to understand in change is that change is difficult for
everyone. It is difficult for a new employee, it’s difficult for an employee
with 20 years of seniority, it’s difficult for the person creating the
process.To make change easier for an
organization you need to sell people on the idea of change. You CANNOT be
successful in change by just telling people what they are about to encounter
and what they will be doing.Employees
need to know the “WIIFM” what’s in it for me. This will drive change and making
it a much easier and much more fluid shift.
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Be a part of a team. Lead with
integrity. Remain committed to your core values.