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




JULY 2009


July 29, 2009
" Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."
Warren Buffet

July 29, 2009
" A strategy that uses up its strength in the defensive gradually paralyzes initiative and activity."
Joseph Paul Goebbels

July 29, 2009
" The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it."
Jack Welch

July 27, 2009
" Our success in the future depends on our commitment to our slogans for freedom of expression and our readiness to pay costs for our commitment."
Mir-Hossein Mousavi

July 27, 2009
" Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?"
Claire Nuer ---Submitted by Minnie Vallis --- Canada
Many of us in leadership positions are not truly aware of what influence we can have in the lives of others. If we kept that in mind, maybe we could be more effective in our roles.

July 27, 2009
" Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
Christopher Reeve --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey

July 22, 2009
" Troubles are like a washing machine. They twist, turn and knock us around but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gopal Chaturvedi --- India

July 22, 2009
" If you fail, have the courage to stand up again."
Vikas Kedia --- Submitted by Anirudh Lohia --- India

July 22, 2009
" One's mission in life is determined by one's actions."
Dr. Robert S. Shumake --- Submitted by A.T. --- Michigan
I was reading through his book "For Entrepreneurs Who Considered Suicide When Business Got Tough" and this quote stuck with me. I had trouble always thinking about doing something instead of actually doing it. This made me go finish college and gave myself the attitude that the only way to achieve my goals is going out there and doing it, regardless of much time it will take me to get there.

July 20, 2009
" Life has taught me to behave like an eagle. It rises above the storm, avoids problems, has very good eyesight, never misses a catch and is dangerous. Apply all of these when you do things; you will outsmart even yourself."
Copyright © 2009 Mmashiko Mokne --- South Africa
With problems I encountered in life, I learned to solve them according to the eagles' behavior.

July 20, 2009
" Picking an assistant is easy. Just pick the person that calls the most after they've been interviewed, checking to see if they got the position. They obviously want it the most and are most likely more adept at getting what they want done for your company through persistence and drive."
Copyright © 2009 Robert Spinelli

July 20, 2009
" A full toolbox doesn't make a great carpenter."
Written in 2009 by Meyer Leibovitch --- Maryland

July 15, 2009
" If you know which port to sail to, every wind is favorable."
Written in 2009 by Sumit Gandhi --- India
When I read the original quote by Seneca, he stated, "If one does not know to which port ONE is sailing, no wind is favorable." However, it sounded pessimistic to me so the modified version has been submitted. Until and unless we set our goals, we keep on investing efforts in not-so-important things in our lives. Once the goal is set and one becomes focused, one starts finding opportunities in each and every difficulty.
God Bless All!!

July 15, 2009
" Education is learning the extent of one's own ignorance."
Written in 2009 by Raymond C. Nolan --- Alabama

July 15, 2009
" He who is your idol must have had his own idols. And you, who is reading this, can be somebody's idol someday. Aim to be one."
Written in 2009 by Sonam Bhatia Saluja
I have written this based on my own life experience. Actually, I have my own idols but I was surprised and amazed to learn that my own teacher called me her idol when I became a motivational speaker. She was also present in my classes and was happy to see people applauding my speeches and me.

July 13, 2009
" Coaching isn't an addition to a leader's job, it's an integral part of it."
George S. Odiorne

July 13, 2009
" Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power."
John Steinbeck

July 8, 2009
" Diversity is dynamic - for as we grow our diversity changes. Our skills, personal attributes and attitudes all move with us. Our diversity flows through life with us - reflecting who and what we are, right now."
Copyright © 2008 Des McCabe

July 8, 2009
" Failure and failure again is the secret ingredient to achieving the right level of success."
Written in 2009 by Mark Makhubalo --- South Africa

July 8, 2009
" The norm we knew is not the norm we will know."
Written in 2009 by C. Weiner --- Kansas

July 6, 2009
" With the right leadership and work environment, employees will excel."
Written in 2009 by Brenda Nyhus --- South Dakota
Oftentimes employees leave a job or are held back due to the leadership and work environment. If your employees like where they work and who they work for and feel valuable, the opportunities are endless.

July 6, 2009
" If you do not like the RULES, just follow the rules until you reach the top and then change the rules."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by B Shankar Sajankar --- India

July 6, 2009
" The pessimist says the glass is half empty while the optimist says it's half full. Maybe it's time you fill it up rather than simply looking at it and offering points of views."
Copyright © 2000 Erich Jao
It doesn't matter what you are inclined to be. Neither pessimism nor optimism will matter if you simply go and do what needs to be done. If you're a pessimist, then work on all the 'what ifs' a situation has and prepare for it. As an optimist, blast through all obstacles with every ounce of enthusiasm.

July 1, 2009
" Don't look back on your way to the SKY, lest the SISTER of Zenith shakes hand with you."
Written in 2009 by Vijayetta Sharma --- India
I follow this as a source of my motivation.

July 1, 2009
" When I learn to know something, I learn to know someone."
Copyright © 2009 William Johnson Tjan --- Indonesia

July 1, 2009
" Most of our mistakes are made either because we act without thinking or we keep on thinking and do not act."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deepa S. --- India
It's true.


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