Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

PostHeaderIcon EXPERIENCE NEVER GETS OLD

By Vernaleeimage
I recently watched the movie, “The Intern.”
In fact, as it was full of valuable takeoffs, I found myself watching it on HBO several times.
Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, it is very entertaining; a must watch; a story of old school wisdom joining forces with a young entrepreneurial approach. A twist of the ordinary, a 70 year DeNiro is the interm. The movie clearly demonstrate that experience never grows old. “The Intern” is full of leadership lessons.
Take a look:
1. Keep moving.
2. Leaders set the tone.
3. If there is a hole in your life, fill it.
4. Leaders can get blindsided. They can’t see everything coming. Step back,
breathe, and see what’s happening.
5. Celebrate good things.
6. Passing the leadership baton can be difficult.
7. Find the formula for fair distribution of work. Stop piling up layers and layers of work on a person where it is not manageable.
8. Your ways may not be as productive as you think.
9. You’re never wrong to do the right thing.
10. We think that we’re less screwed up than we really are.
So what if your boss is not a leader? What if he/she leaves a lot to be desired?
You will soon realize that you can’t change them. You can only change you. Learn to not be like them!
Imitating poor conduct, be it from a leader or not, is not advisable.
By all means, don’t let their mishaps rub off on you!
Maximize your potential which may include leaving an environment where leadership and opportunities are absent or poor.
Rather, carry this cadre of quotes to motivate you:
A. Success never sleeps nor does it wait. It is available 24x7x365 even if
you are not.
B. You will make mistakes. Learn from them.
C. When was the last time that you did something for the first time. Keep
trying.
D. Not taking risks ultimately lead to failure.
E. Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
F. Look back at past mistakes as a lesson, not a regret.
G. Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.
H. Ego, particularly an inflated one, is the enemy.
I. Business success = mission, strategy, and resources.
The list goes on.
Allow these lessons to be learning experiences whereby you can move from Point A to Point Z pridefully and successfully.
Don’t let others be your stumbling block! Keep moving; don’t give up!
Reach for the sky!
Photo credit: www.pixteller.com; Source: www.jmlalonde.com

PostHeaderIcon EXPERIENCE NEVER GETS OLD

By Vernaleeimage
I recently watched the movie, “The Intern.” In fact, I found myself watching it on HBO several times. Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, it is very entertaining; a must watch; a story of old school wisdom joining forces with a young entrepreneurial approach. A twist of the ordinary, a 70 year DeNiro is the interm. The movie clearly demonstrate that experience never grows old. Without question, though not always the case, our bosses and company owners should be leaders. “The Intern” is full of leadership lessons:
1. Keep moving.
2. Leaders set the tone.
3. If there is a hole in your life, fill it.
4. Leaders can get blindsided. They can’t see everything coming. Step back,
breathe, and see what’s happening.
5. Celebrate good things.
6. Passing the leadership baton can be difficult.
7. Find the formula for fair distribution of work. Stop piling up layers
and layers of work on a person where it is not manageable.
8. Your ways may not be as productive as you think.
9. You’re never wrong to do the right thing.
10. We think that we’re less screwed up than we really are.
So what if your boss is not a leader? What if he/she leaves a lot to be desired? You will soon realize that you can’t change them. You can only change you. Learn to not be like them! Imitating poor conduct, be it from a leader or not, is not advisable. By all means, don’t let their mishaps rub off on you! Maximize your potential which may include leaving an environment where leadership and opportunities are absent or poor.
Rather, carry this cadre of quotes to motivate you:
A. Success never sleeps nor does it wait. It is available 24x7x365 even if
you are not.
B. You will make mistakes. Learn from them.
C. When was the last time that you did something for the first time. Keep
trying.
D. Not taking risks ultimately lead to failure.
E. Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to
do and what is right to do.

F. Look back at past mistakes as a lesson, not a regret.
G. Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.
H. Ego, particularly an inflated one, is the enemy.
I. Business success = mission, strategy, and resources.
The list goes on. Let all be a lesson learned whereby you can move from Point A to Point Z pridefully and successfully. Don’t let others be your stumbling block! Keep moving; don’t give up! Reach for the sky!
Photo credit: www.pixteller.com; Source: www.jmlalonde.com

PostHeaderIcon TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN

By Vernalee
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Too many cooks in the kitchen generally refers to too many people working on the same project with no central direction while achieving inferior results. They are busy cooking and dicing ingredients of some sort, but no one knows what the other is doing. Although the meal is prepared, it doesn’t taste the best or reflect superior quality. Let’s move this scenario to the office. When directions to perform tasks are coming from too many people, (many of which don’t know procedurally what to do), you usually end up with an organized mess! Many times the tasks at hand do not get accomplished or they are performed in a substandard fashion. Whether in the kitchen or at the office, the absence of leadership is a major stumbling block. Who’s in charge? Everybody, anybody, and nobody! Think about it! If there is a strong leader, it doesn’t matter how many people, cooks or otherwise, there are. A good leader gives clear cut and solid directions. A good leader trims the fat. He / she can “cook” up a storm and is not afraid to get their hands dirty. They are credible, respected, and their judgment is trusted. They walk the talk. People follow them instinctually in the kitchen, in the office, in life. If and when a meal is burnt, it is easy to blame the cook; but at the end of the day, it is the management (the leadership) that takes the hit. The buck stops there. Dreaded they are if they let the cooks spiral out of control. Mediocrity, at best is served.
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PostHeaderIcon 95 – 93

By Vernalee
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I, as many other Cleveland fans, emotionally watched Game 2 of the NBA finals. Though the game was a nail biter, the Cavaliers brought home the victory! I am truly not a sports analyst by any stretch of the imagination, but I venture to calculate that the championship rings will be placed on the hands of the Cavaliers. Leadership will be a big determinant. Beyond the athleticism, without a doubt, LeBron James is unequivocally the best and smartest leader. He is in my opinion “hungrier!” I admire people who do what they set out to do! King James is a doer! He walks the talk! We, your fans walk with the team and you – as we are “all in!”
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PostHeaderIcon Chiefs and Indians

By Vernalee
Q www.billbord.vom
Reportedly, when the historic “We are the World” was being recorded, conductor Quincy Jones made one introductory statement to the exceptionally talented singers. “Check your egos at the door” was Quincy’s simple phrase. Those six words solidified his leadership. While Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder and others were in “his house,” there was only one boss. That boss was unequivocally Quincy! All of the talented and veteran singers occupationally were “chiefs”, but in Quincy’s house for this recording, they were “Indians.” His instructions, directions and rules were the order of the day. He had the control baton in his hands.
What a lesson learned! No wonder “We are the World” was a highly acclaimed, award winning blockbuster success that climbed the charts while showcasing a captivating video. Its charitable proceeds fed and provided for many. Clearly, beyond the singers’ incredible talents and voices, the primary success factor rests with the fact that everyone knew their place! If you are a struggling boss with inferior leadership abilities, maybe you should walk a mile in Chief Quincy’s moccasins!
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