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This simple phrase can instantly help make organizations run more effectively -- and let you sleep better at night...
It happens every day. Your boss, a customer, somebody needs something done yesterday. No, they don't need it done now. That somehow fails to convey the unbelievably critical sense of urgency of what they need done. Nope. Today's not good enough. You actually have to go back in time and get it done before you were asked.
Not to dump this entirely at the feet of management. Panic-stricken employees are forever bursting into their bosses' offices with emergencies, demands and requisitions they can't live without. If they don't get it, life as we know it will cease to exist. The sky will fall, the earth will stop turning and the dead will rise from their graves.
All hail that holiest of all business acronyms: ASAP.
* 7 signs of a dysfunctional company
Here are five examples of how learning to say, "Tomorrow's another day" can improve your and your team's performance, not to mention lower your blood pressure:
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...
My favorite ways to stay creative are:
* Reading (actual BOOKS not blog posts lol).
* Creating thought experiments.
* Doing math in my head (I suck at it so it forces all the reserves in).
* Music especially LOUD rock or jazz (Miles especially).
* Taking pictures to support a story.
* Watching TV (Ovation, PBS and HBO best sources of inspiration).
* Working out (back when I had the energy to do that LOL).
* Playing with my crazy bengal cat Lucian.
* Shopping but only in musuem or art stores.
* Looking at great design (effect is delayed but there).
* Changing a location (traveling).
* Used to read magazines, blogs don't seem to do it.
* Read something HARD I don't understand (all in again).
* Interview someone smarter than me.
* Curate something especially across nontraditional lines.
* Create a contest or a game.
* Manipulate SPEED of task (speed up or slow way down).
* Think about creative times in the past (working with Alton Pickens at Vassar).
Other great ways to stay creative in this infographic.
Via Christino Martin, John van den Brink, Martin (Marty) Smith, Khaled El Ahmad
There are three essential principles, three “L’s” that support and fuel authentic leadership: Love, Listen, and Leap. When facing difficulties with colleagues, family or community, we serve our purpose best when we lead with love, listening, and then leap to a higher level.
Via Richard Andrews
With a few small changes in your mindset, you can turn rejection into a dramatic boost for your motivation and focus.
Being rejected is often a statement that you (or your ideas) are too far from the current mainstream to be considered safe or comfortable. This could actually be a good thing. You're ahead of your time. While the group or client may not believe they need you right away, the world probably does. If you're too far from the mainstream, you could be the one pushing progress forward.
Via The Learning Factor
A highly motivated team of employees, will do wonders for the peace of mind of any business owner, and they will usually deliver an improved bottom line result for any business.
Unfortunately, the management actions of many business owners and managers, act more as demotivators causing a fall off in the overall performance of the employees concerned.
This excellent article, suggests that there are common ways to ensure that employees become challenged, inspired and motivated, and it provides 10 of these for business owners and managers to consider implementing.
Via Daniel Watson
One of my favorite cartoons growing up was Popeye because he was an ordinary guy who had the courage to do extraordinary things. He drew upon an inner strength when the chips were down and courage was needed to save the day.
Via The People Development Network
You wouldn’t deliberately dilute your own credibility. But it’s possible that some of your innocent behaviors are producing precisely that unintended consequence.Credibility problems can come in the form of trust busters.
Via Professor Jill Jameson
Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.
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