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Self-Acceptance Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the greatest American essayists, poets, and thinkers, clearly understood the importance of self-acceptance. He believed in searching for truth from within. Back in the early days of the Transcendental movement, Emerson had experienced firsthand both the benefits and drawbacks of going against mainstream culture and society. Emerson’s clear message was that a self-directed path is the only path that can lead to true happiness and contentment.


The same message applies even in modern times. We are constantly bombarded by ideas that try to make us something else. We are told how to be, who we should be like, how to live, what our beliefs ought to be and what we should wear… and the list goes on.


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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

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A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

Read more: http://rictownsend.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-management-gurus-explain.html#comment-form


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How To Save You From Yourself

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First we make our habits, then our habits make us. Charles C. Noble

 

It’s not unusual for intelligent people to get themselves stuck in a deep rut in life. By rut, I mean a somewhat extended period of time flooded with low motivation, poor moods, negative thinking patterns, and little or no productivity.

 

A rut like this can be extremely difficult to get out of. I’ve been there several times, so I know that rediscovering productivity and finding the motivation to delve into anything even remotely challenging can seem nearly impossible. However, we must eventually come to our senses and realize that there’s no point in going through life feeling unmotivated, tired, stressed out, and unhealthy. Misery is, after all, a choice.


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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today!

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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today!

 

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.


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Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t)

Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t) | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time.

 

Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle?

 

 


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3 Ways To Prepare For Adversity

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When the going gets tough, we tend to seek out those people—and things—that give us the strength to be our best self. We yearn for the feeling that we’ve turned our lives around and are headed for better days.


Looking for the upside takes our mind off the down times. A positive attitude allows us forget, even for a while, the hardships that face us in many areas of our life.

 

Those times of contentment and happiness are wonderful. We need to spend time with them so when times are harder, we can remember the strength they gave us. But to expect those times to last is not realistic.

 

Read more: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/3-ways-to-prepare-for-adversity/


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How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer

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Chip Conley is the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began at age 26 and built to more than 30 properties in California alone. In 2010, Joie de Vivre was awarded the #1 customer service award in the U.S. by Market Metrix (Upper Upscale hotel category).

 

Conley has also been named the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and I’m proud to call him a friend.

 

We’ve shared many glasses of wine together. He doesn’t know what I’m about to tell you, but it’s true (Hi, Chip!). When we first met, and after reading his first book on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, I wondered “Is this Chip dude for real? Implementing self-actualization in a company?!?” My curiosity drove me to visit a few of his hotels, including Hotel Vitale, where I eventually concluded: these are the happiest employees I’ve ever met.

 

He has figured out what makes people tick.

 

 

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You How to inspire others

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around. Learn how to follow your passion and inspire others. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else. This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!

 

Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

 

This is the way to inspire people! This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!

 

Here are a few more ideas to get you started with inspiring everyone around you:

 

Be authentic and true to yourself. – In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.


Read more: http://www.feelgoodtribe.com/2012/02/20/18-ways-to-inspire-everyone-around-you/


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Pamela Richardson's curator insight, March 31, 2013 10:36 AM

Each and everyday we need to remember this and utilize these tools. The word competition is not something I believe in. I believe in cooperating with the world and people around me so we can all prosper and learn from each other.

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All Things Workplace: 5 Meeting Traps and How To Fix Them

All Things Workplace: 5 Meeting Traps and How To Fix Them | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

If you're a speaker, you should read this post. It's about; "what to do" in five various situation as a speaker. It's interesting and could give you new ideas in this area. [note Martin Gysler]

 

I just returned from a good meeting.

 

Everyone was engaged, no one dominated (unless it made sense because of specific expertise), and every speaker followed up to check for understanding. It was more like sitting around a warm fireplace in winter than a typical business meeting. So, it made me think about the planning that went into it and how it was led.

 

If you've struggled through more than a few bad meetings, I'm guessing you've experienced the following traps. Here they are and how to fix them.

 

1) People think they are experts.

2) People think they are inspiring.

3) People think others agree with them.

4) People think others are clairvoyant.

5) People think meetings are necessary.

 

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20 Practical Ways to Kick Fear in the Butt

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Hands down, the most common reason I hear from my coaching clients for why they can’t accomplish something is fear.


They may not call it fear directly, but that’s what it is. They are afraid of some perceived bad outcome if they attempt the thing they really want.

 

And the irony is that the one thing standing between them and what they want in life isn’t really substantive. It is just a feeling, usually without any basis in reality. Most fears are that way — feelings without substance.


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How to Build the Muscle of Change

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When you try to make a change in your life, create a new habit, set a resolution … are you usually good at it, or does the change fail after 2-3 weeks?

 

Some people are better at it than others because they’ve learned some simple strategies for changing, but also because they’ve built up their change muscle.

 

What’s a change muscle? It’s the muscle we use for creating changes in our lives, and like our physical muscles, it is weak if you haven’t trained it.

 

I started training my change muscle in 2005, when it was weak and I could never make any lasting changes. I felt helpless, and didn’t know what to do. I felt like I couldn’t ever make changes.

 

But I’ve learned in the years since that the change muscle is like other muscles: you might be weak at first, but you get stronger with regular training...


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leadership development methods and tips

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A comprehensive article on the subject. As a leader, it is an must read article.

 

This leadership tips webpage is a general guide to modern ethical progressive leadership. See also the leadership theories article for explanations and summaries of the main leadership theories.

 

Explaining and understanding the nature of good leadership is probably easier than practising it. Good leadership requires deep human qualities, beyond conventional notions of authority.


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7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

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Practical advice to turn an average workday into an incredibly productive day.

 

Occasionally you need to go the extra mile.

 

Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you’ve put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day.

 

Here’s the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday:


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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

 

Here are some ideas to get you started:


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Richard Andrews's comment, February 25, 2012 2:53 AM
Brilliant post. Thank you!
Martin Gysler's comment, February 25, 2012 6:39 AM
I'm glad you like this post Richard. Have a great weekend :)
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Learning from tomorrow’s leaders

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Have you tried speaking to a group of bright high school students wondering about what the current state of the world means for them and what they should do about it? I am grateful to have done so last week: I ended up gaining insights into how some of tomorrow’s leaders are thinking about the world they will inherit.


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Who the Hell are You? 10 Ways to Step out from Behind the Mask

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Who the hell are you? Are you for real? That’s the message I got when I had forgotten my twitter password for the umpteenth time. And it got me thinking (something I have been known to do on occasions). Do we really know who we are?


Next time you pass by a mirror, just stay there for a while and look at the person staring back at you. Is that you or an image of you? This is how you present yourself to the world and yet does your inner self match your outer self?

 

Once upon a long time ago, there was a man who liked to fool around and play jokes on everyone. He used to put on an extraordinary mask that spanned an array of emotions from laughing and crying to grimacing. He took great pleasure in playing the fool and frightening everyone. Some people laughed at his antics, some people cried. All he cared about was the adrenalin rush and excitement that their reactions gave him.


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Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate

Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Delegation is a key tool in the effective management of people, time and resources. Here are my 10 quick tips for how to delegate (with links to more resources should you need them!

 

How to delegate tip #1. Get Clear on Why Delegation is Important – to You

 

As you’re reading this article I’m guessing you want to delegate (or delegate more). Why is that?

 

Do you want to;

1. Get the time and space to do the most important parts of the job really well. You do the work only you can do?

2. Get your staff members take charge of some work which develops their ability and potential?

3. Make the most effective use of the resources available to you?

 

Getting clear on your goals for delegation (and any of the goals above are very good goals) you’ll be much more likely to get started on the delegation process

 

Read more: http://managing-employee-performance.com/management-tips-10-quick-tips-for-how-to-delegate/


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Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organizations Ability to Grow?

Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organizations Ability to Grow? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership capacity is more than simply skill development; it’s about performance, growth, transformation and change. For the purpose of our discussion in this series of articles, let’s define it as;

 

“Leadership Capacity is the skilful use of leadership attributes for the growth and development of ourselves, our colleagues and our organization”.

 

Great leaders not only understand how to engage and inspire their teams to get the best results — they understand the need to create participatory and collaborative processes that develop the abilities of the next generation of leaders.

 

Leadership lays the groundwork for success

 

Successful companies do not happen by accident. They are the result of building effective leadership capacity and an awareness and willingness to take the necessary steps in identify internal talent and nurture them into the leaders of tomorrow.


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