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JUNE 2008


June 30, 2008
" The most successful leader is the one most capable of motivating his people, encouraging to strive harder and become creative, to distinguish themselves."
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
--- Submitted by Matthias Schmelz

June 30, 2008
" Think Big, Be Big."
Written in 2008 by Vineet Sharma --- India
Sympathy is greater than gold.

June 30, 2008
" Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless."
Mary Kay Ash

June 25, 2008
" The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability."
Fred A. Manske, Jr.

June 25, 2008
" The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them."
Harold S. Geneen

June 25, 2008
" No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him."
W. A. Nance

June 23, 2008
" Don't follow the sales, follow the customers; the sales will follow you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Younus Siraj --- Pakistan

June 23, 2008
" Learning is a never-ending process. It has no boundaries. Follow your heart and pursue learning & updating on all that you are interested in."
Copyright © 2008 CV Varghese
Strongly believe in this because that is the key for survival! It has helped me all through.

June 23, 2008
" Perfection is our goal, not our destiny."
Written in 2008 by Victor Samuel --- India
No one can be perfect on this earth. We are on the way to the perfection... and this is attained only after death... either perfect in hell or in heaven.

June 18, 2008
" The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of the strength that is already within them."
Swami Vivekananda --- Submitted by Deepu Kumar --- India
Instead of thinking of weakness always, better to focus on strength.

June 18, 2008
" Truth is absolute, no matter what your truth says it is."
Written in 2005 by Rev. Travis J. Hedrick --- Texas

June 18, 2008
" What sculpture is to the piece of the marble, education is to the soul."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rohit Garg --- India
This quote tells the importance of Education in life. It tells us that the way sculpture is made from a piece of raw marble, same way education is power to our soul.

June 16, 2008
" In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first."
Harry S. Truman

June 16, 2008
" A manager's task is to make the strengths of people effective and their weakness irrelevant -- and that applies fully as much to the manager's boss as it applies to the manager's subordinates."
Peter Drucker

June 16, 2008
" There's a place in the world for any business that takes care of its customers -- after the sale."
Harvey Mackay

June 12, 2008
" You will never get paid more to do what you do until you are willing to do more than what you get paid for."
Written in 2008 by Peter Marsack --- Michigan
A little something I have learned in my travels... and in hiring!

June 12, 2008
" Don't promise anything that you can't deliver."
Written in 2008 by Kunhabdulla V. Paramdath --- UAE
Many people, like employers, leaders, etc., promise many things at the time of a job interview or during an election gathering. Most of these motivational promises are often ignored.

June 12, 2008
" You can lead a horse to water and you CAN make him drink... if you stimulate his thirst. A horse is not going to drink unless he wants to. The key is to make him want to drink. Give the horse a sugar cube; let him taste what it is like. Then take another cube and slowly put it in the water. The horse will drink the water to get to the cube. He now drinks the sugary water. Why? Because you stimulated his thirst for the cube. THAT is the key to getting what you want in business. Give the consumer a taste of what they want and they will follow. They don't know what they always want on their own so, it is up to us to stimulate the thirst for it."
Copyright © 1988 Cynthia Randall
I selected this one because it was what I came up with when my college professor tried to teach us that you couldn't lead a horse to water and make him drink. This was a psychology class. I realized that with proper stimulation, you could get anyone to do anything you want. It is just a matter of time, understanding, patience, and ability. By the way, I got an A grade in the class after I wrote that saying. It was a lesson on how to make classical conditioning into operant conditioning. I have used that saying as a model in business, and with great success.

June 12, 2008
" Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be."
Og Mandino

June 10, 2008
" Success of a business is often reflected by how well we leverage technology."
Written in 2008 by Rugmini Menon --- India
Very inspirational for a successful business.

June 10, 2008
" One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard

June 10, 2008
" The only way you can succeed is if you have lots of fun doing it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Neha M. --- Indiana

June 10, 2008
" The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself."
Blaine Lee --- Submitted by Sauvik Kar-II

June 4, 2008
" Look at the problems only, and only if, you are going to solve them."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vikas Gupta --- India

June 4, 2008
" An empty drum makes a lot of noise."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Maya Mek --- Ethiopia

June 4, 2008
" Stocks are like children. You have to let them grow for 15 - 20 years and rise up to expectations. If you try short cuts, (F&O) they will tumble down and take a while to recover and stand up."
Written in 2008 by Sunil Tiwari --- India
I love Financial Planning; it's my passion.

June 4, 2008
" The only mistake I ever made was not listening to my gut."
Lee Iacocca

June 2, 2008
" Pay more for the ability to deal with people than for any other ability under the sun."
Written in 2008 by Shiva Negi --- India

June 2, 2008
" Success is not about being the best and winning the race, but about handling the worst and finishing the race."
Written in 2008 by Tarun Shienh --- India

June 2, 2008
" Failure is a teacher, success, a motivator."
Written in 2008 by Raymond C. Nolan
Our congregation lost a church due to lack of funding and member participation. Rather than accept defeat, our congregation reorganized, had a membership and stewardship drive, and now our present church is thriving. Failure was indeed a teacher, but success motivated us to move forward.


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