Leadership skills enable you to motivate people toward a common goal.




APRIL 2009


April 29, 2009
" New ideas are as valuable as any others, but they should not be adopted simply because they are new."
Robert Heller

April 29, 2009
" The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps -- we must step up the stairs."
Vance Havner

April 29, 2009
" It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

April 29, 2009
" People only trust leaders who articulate a moral code, who care about people and are competent in the exercise of power."
Michael Maccoby

April 27, 2009
" There are many people who are changed by the force of situations but there are very few who can force the situations to change."
Written in 2009 by AM A --- India

April 27, 2009
" The fact that we are not and cannot be perfect gives us the opportunity to improve constantly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Virgil C. --- Romania
No matter how good you are or not, you can always be better.

April 27, 2009
" We must stay focused on our long terms goals. That way, temporary success won't make us become complacent and jeopardize our goal. We must always stay hungry for more, to reach the finish line, which is what matters most."
Written in 2009 by Jasper Tong --- Australia

April 22, 2009
" Keep your spirits up round the clock; all milestones will get straightened."
Written in 2009 by Sandeep Kumar --- United Arab Emirates

April 22, 2009
" Take a deep breath and try not to ponder frustration. Frustration is a contagious emotion and is not healthy to you or your environment."
Written in 2009 by Isabel G. --- New Mexico

April 22, 2009
" Is leadership inherent or trainable? Both. You are born with characteristics that reside deep inside you: drive, an ability to influence and motivate, perseverance. But you have to develop those qualities through actual leadership experiences. A key quality is adaptability--facing unexpected obstacles, falling short of goals, reading the context, and changing your approach. Absent that, leaders will continue to repeat mistakes and will not grow and develop.

That leads me to the essence of the question "Why is it so hard to lead yourself?" The answer, in my experience, lies in the differences between your idealized self--how you see yourself and how you want to be seen--and your real self. The key to growing as a leader is to narrow that gap by developing a deep self-awareness that comes from straight feedback and honest exploration of yourself, followed by a concerted effort to make changes."
Bill George --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey

April 20, 2009
" Procrastination is the strength of failure. Better to sleep after you have completed your task than to keep it for another day."
Written in 2009 by Bassey Ndon --- Nigeria

April 20, 2009
" The level of your delegation determines the level of your income."
Written in 2009 by Matthias Schmelz --- Portugal

April 20, 2009
" May you be inspired by today and motivated by tomorrow."
Copyright © 2008 Joe M. Galante

April 15, 2009
" Challenges are there to make you stronger."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Census Mathebula --- South Africa
My main focus is on the people who are at work who are saying they're having a hard time, there's a lot of work, deadlines to meet and trying to focus on their studies, etc. All of these are challenges.

April 15, 2009
" The day that we stop climbing, we lose our grip on the next rung and start down; let us therefore not stop but climb up to the top."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Richard Agbigbi --- Ghana

April 15, 2009
" Between my past, the present and the future, there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust. This is the foundation of our growth."
Dhirubhai Ambani --- Submitted by Preeti Agarwal --- India
This quotation made me realize that trust is the foundation of every great relationship. It makes me more vigilant for people in whom I can trust.

April 13, 2009
" A message for business people: Whatever happens never happens by itself."
Sally Rand

April 13, 2009
" Our mind is of 3 categories: what we know, what we don't know, and what we don't know we don't know. Not knowing is unfortunate; not knowing that we don't know is tragic."
W. Erhart --- Submitted by Gene Marlowe --- Pennsylvania
I believe that if everyone knew this quote we would raise the level of thinking planet wide.

April 13, 2009
" You are what you do. Not what you think. Not what you want. Not what you dream. Not even what you believe. You are what you do. XanGo didn't succeed because we were perfect. In fact, we succeeded because we made mistakes. But we had a good strategic plan... and we pressed forward... not waiting... but doing... forming good habits. And with that, success came."
Aaron Garrity --- Submitted by Brianna B. --- Utah

April 13, 2009
" The lesson I had to learn a long time ago was to turn what appeared to be stumbling blocks, into stepping-stones, thereby attaining a higher level of evolution of consciousness."
Written in 2009 by Minnie Vallis --- Canada
I make personal bookmarks as an inspiration for seniors and or/unpaid caregivers groups and children's groups...The bookmarks are usually related to the subject we are studying. I selected this today because yesterday, I faced what appeared to be an obstruction in my daily life. Knowing I could not stay in the negative zone, I wrote this today.

April 8, 2009
" The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are."
Reggie Jackson

April 8, 2009
" Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't have any seeds."
Norman Vincent Peale

April 8, 2009
" Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively."
Norman Allen

April 6, 2009
" Do not blame fate. Fate can be converted only when we dare to face any problem, find solutions and make changes."
Written in 2009 by M.S.Ranjini --- India

April 6, 2009
" Independence is great, but Interdependence is greater."
Written in 2006 by Donina Renata --- Australia

April 6, 2009
" My Family is my Number #1 Priority! My Job is my number #1 Responsibility! If I don't take care of my Responsibilities, who will take care of my Priorities?"
Copyright © 2007 Joseph DuBritton

April 1, 2009
" Little minds are subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them."
Washington Irvine

April 1, 2009
" To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
Sir Winston Churchill

April 1, 2009
" The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere -- is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts."
William Orville Douglas


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