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Creating Confidence

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As a leader, you need to cultivate your team’s confidence. Your team should have confidence in themselves as well as confidence in your leadership skills. The best way to create confidence is through a series of victories.

In general, people will judge the probability of future success based on past performance. As you work with your team you will build a history.
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Most Important Skill for New Leaders

Most Important Skill for New Leaders | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Constant learning. Public speaking is also important – take toastmasters. Jim Estill from Time Leadership – CEO Blog

It is much easier to want to follow someone who is constantly improving themselves. Public speaking is something that is often overlooked. Even a leaders that does no public speaking needs the communication skills that come from having a good public speaking ability...
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Leadership Traits – The Five Most Important Leadership Qualities

Leadership Traits – The Five Most Important Leadership Qualities | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Some sit and pontificate about whether leaders are made or born. The true leader ignores such arguments and instead concentrates on developing the leadership qualities necessary for success. In this article, we are going to discuss five leadership traits or leadership qualities that people look for in a leader. If you are able to increase your skill in displaying these five quality characteristics, you will make it easier for people to want to follow you. The less time you have to spend on getting others to follow you, the more time you have to spend refining exactly where you want to go and how to get there.

The five leadership traits/leadership qualities are:

- Honest
- Forward-Looking
- Competent
- Inspiring
- Intelligent...
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Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory

Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
I'm a motivated young lunatic from Belgium with a highly entrepreneurial vision on my life. Currently working as a freelance web designer and continuously starting up online projects when I'm not out trying to take over the world.
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13 Sites to Download Free eBooks

13 Sites to Download Free eBooks | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
eBooks have become very popular with devices such as the Kindle and the new iPad. You can get applications for your smart phone to read PDF files and eBooks from most popular book sites. There are a large selection of eBooks and many are free.
Amazon has a collection of free eBooks for their Kindle reader so be sure and check their site. You don’t have to buy a Kindle to read them. They have applications you can download for your computer, iPhone and certain smart phones that are free.
A lot of eBooks are standard PDF files so all you need is a PDF reader on your computer or port them to your Kindle or iPad and many other devices...
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The On-Going Leadership Exchange

The On-Going Leadership Exchange | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
As a leader, you are faced with a number of decisions and opportunities. Some of them are time management issues, others are ethical issues. It could be how you choose to respond and/or communicate with other leaders, those you’re leading or those leading you. You are presented with the chance to implement changes. It could be a unique time when you can actually drive strategy, depending on your role or position or level of influence.

I want to point out one thing that touches every single one of these possibilities afforded to most leaders. Something that can build or destroy your leadership. It is a matter of fact that transcends culture, nationality, industry and geographical boundaries. Every leader will always have regular opportunities to exchange their integrity for bad decisions...
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Team Working: 14 Ways To Boost Team Performance

We all know that teams have great potential to deliver great results. Sadly, despite this conceptual understanding, realising that potential is much more of a challenge. So if you are on or leading a team, here are 14 ways in which you might boost performance.

1. Make sure the team has clarity around the result or outcome to be achieved. Vaguely specified outcomes mean that the team wastes potentially productive time trying to figure out what they are doing.
2. Get everyone heading in the same direction. Team performance, and particularly higher level performance, relies on a strong degree of alignment.
3. Make sure that your decision making process is clear and transparent. People might prefer their ideas to be taken on board all of the time and at the same time they are realistic. By the same token, if decision processes are transparent, people are more likely to support them
4. Make sure that they have the resources that are needed to get the result you want. By resources I mean three things: manpower, materials and money.
5. Provide good leadership. The team leader makes a huge difference and sets the tone for the team, so choose wisely...
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7 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Avery Johnson

7 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Avery Johnson | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Avery Johnson overcame the odds as a player in the NBA. Despite going undrafted in the 1988 NBA Draft, Johnson went on to play 16 seasons in the league for six different franchises, becoming one of only two players less than six feet tall to play in more than 1,000 games. In 1999, he was the floor leader of the San Antonio Spurs championship team (and was nicknamed the “Little General' for his leadership skills).

In 2004, he joined the Dallas Mavericks as a player/coach, but before the season began he decided to retire as a player and to concentrate on coaching. In his first full season as head coach in 2005–2006, he was named NBA Coach of the Year as he guided the Mavericks to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance. He left the Mavericks in 2008, and after spending three years as an ESPN/ABC studio analyst, was hired as the new head coach of the New Jersey Nets before the 2010/2011 NBA season...
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John C. Maxwell teaches about TIME MANAGEMENT

Daily free Videos "A Minute With Maxwell" are really useful to improve your life skills! Check it out.
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The Answer Lies in How | T. Harv Eker

The Answer Lies in How | T. Harv Eker | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
From now on, whenever you have a goal, the only question you ask is, “How?” If you have a problem, the question is, “How do you solve it? How do you overcome it?”

All successful people ask how. They’re proactive. They’re action oriented, and the word ‘how’ is like pushing the button on a detonator. The answer always triggers you into explosive action. You can’t ask ‘How do I solve this,’ ‘How do I achieve it,’ ‘How do I get there,’ or ‘How do I overcome it’ without being triggered into taking an action of some kind.

If top people think about what they want and how to get it, what is it that unhappy, unsuccessful people think about most of the time? They think about what they don’t want and/or who’s to blame. That’s the basic summary of all abnormal psychology. They think about what they don’t want, which makes them unhappy, and they think about who is to blame, which makes them angry...
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Think And Grow Rich - The Sixth Sense - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 14

Think And Grow Rich - The Sixth Sense - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 14 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
What amazes me is the interior monologue that's going on as I put this list of names together: "Oh no, not that one. Why not this one ? You shouldn't do that. Why this guy ? What are people going to think ? You'll make a fool of yourself."

Bla bla bla.

All of sudden, my neck starts aching. Must be because I got up at 4 AM CEDT this morning (3 AM according to standard time) to listen to the Mentoring for Free Coaches Corner Mastermind Call and I have been sitting here for 4 hours now. Must be. For sure.

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Think And Grow Rich - The Subconscious Mind - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 12

Think And Grow Rich - The Subconscious Mind - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 12 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
My subconscious mind is still like a black box to me. I know it's there, I recognize its existence and I am aware of its power. Let's face it: Our subconscious mind runs the show, it takes the decisions based on a weighing process between avoiding pain and achieving pleasure.

It permanently compares current situations with situations from our past that are stored in it. Then it decides according to its conclusions. It doesn't compare factual situations but emotions that are and were involved with them...
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Think And Grow Rich - The Power Of The Mastermind - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 10

Think And Grow Rich - The Power Of The Mastermind - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 10 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Thanks to the power of the mastermind, I got a huge step ahead last weekend.

Let me explain.

Sunday 4 AM. The alarm clock is ringing.

I mute it, but 6 minutes later it rings again. I mute it again and it rings again after another 6 minutes.

So I finally give up and drag myself to the bathroom. After refreshing myself and drinking 0.5 liter of energy drink, I sit down in front of my computer...
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Leading on Purpose

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Many people get put in a leadership position and just lead by accident. They do whatever seems good at the time without viewing each action as part of an overall plan. Sometimes they do great things and sometimes they do things that really hurt them from a leadership standpoint. Leading on purpose means making decisions as part of an overall strategy to make it easier for people to follow you.

Examine Each Action From a Leadership Perspective...
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10 things you need to do to be supremely productive

10 things you need to do to be supremely productive | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
We live in a busy world. Whether you’re looking around online or off, there’s “stuff” going on all around us. Some of us are trying to keep up and some of us aren’t. Either way, both parties are inevitably going to miss out on some of this “stuff” I’m alluding to. And that’s because we all need to look at not only why we’re missing out, but how we can avoid missing out on as much as we do. This is when levels of personal productivity come into play.

So, how do you “level up” your personal productivity? Well, here are 10 things that you need to do to be supremely productive.
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Why I will succeed

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These are the things that will define my life.
I feel that every day, I figure out something that I didn’t completely grasp before. Today, I realized that success comes from identifying the things that truly matter to you.
What matters the most to me, is making my parents proud of what I do.
I’m blessed to have such great parents who do everything they can to get out of my way and hand me all the possible tools to flourish. There are a lot of people in the world who don’t receive as many chances as I do, and I’d feel incredibly bad if I were to waste the opportunities my parents present to me...
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Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills, but I figured I’d save you some time.
Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new...
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Why Most Leaders Don’t Understand Their Goals

Why Most Leaders Don’t Understand Their Goals | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
I don’t know about you, but when I don’t reach a goal it really annoys me. As much as I don’t want to admit it, there are a number of unfinished goals in my past. I would venture a guess that if we pulled back the curtain on most people, we’re all in the same boat in this category. Learning how to accomplish goals is as much of a process as is learning to do leadership well.

There are a number of reasons for us not finishing them. It could be poor time management. Perhaps we weren’t very realistic and so we simply weren’t in touch with reality when we set that particular goal. Maybe there were things that just came out of left field and knocked us so far off course, we thought it wasn’t a worthy goal anymore. However, the most common reason for us not realizing our goals is that we are clueless and we ignorantly march on reveling in our cluelessness...
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15 Life Lessons I Learned While Traveling

15 Life Lessons I Learned While Traveling | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Here are some random life lessons I have learned while traveling:

1. There are good people everywhere – in every race, in every culture and in every city.

2. Things are not always going to turn out as planned. Sometimes, it turns out even better!

3. Do what you love – and love what you do.

4. Step outside of your comfort zone.

5. Traveling is about experiences, not things.
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Leadership: A Game of Character

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Craig Robinson, the basketball coach at Oregon State and Michelle Obama’s brother, answers questions about coping with setbacks, what you have to do to get to the No. 1 spot, and Barack Obama.

How to lead others to excel is a question that preoccupies Craig Robinson. He has been an investment banker and entrepreneur, and re-invented himself as a college basketball coach at the age of 38. With close personal proximity to Barack Obama, Robinson also assesses—from close up—what's at the core of the president's leadership style...
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The Overachiever vs. The Superachiever

The Overachiever vs. The Superachiever | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
If busyness, long hours and hard work equaled success—I’d be wealthier and more successful than Richard Branson, Tony Hawk and Donald Trump.

I KNOW I put in more hours, take fewer vacations, play less golf, get in less beach time and spend far less time with kids, family and friends than they do.

And yet, in a world where all four of us have exactly the same 24/7/365, I produce nowhere near the results they do. What’s worse, I am not even allowing myself to enjoy as many non-work-related joys of life as they are.

I have to confess, this really ticks me off!...
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Why emotions make relationships so painful

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What's the point of emotional pain? Why do we feel anger, hurt, sadness? What's the point?

We feel physical pain to tell us that something needs attention. The burning tells us to move away from the fire. The ache of joint tells us to stay still whilst it heals.

Emotional pain has the same purpose as physical pain. It is to tell us that something isn't right. It comes about as a result of the difference between what we desire inside and what we actually experience outside.

A painful emotion is the tension we feel when there's a difference between what we want, and what we have...
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9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day

9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
9 simple steps to become more effective in your day!

I recently read an article about productivity at work and I thought it would make a fun post. Savvy Sugar reports that the average woman’s work day consists of 35% ‘productive work’. Where does the rest go?
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Think And Grow Rich - The Brain - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 13

Think And Grow Rich - The Brain - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 13 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Of course, it's not the first time in my life but it's the first time I know and feel that I am in it.

This feels really bad. It's like watching a movie where you know that the actor is rushing headlong into disaster without being aware of it, but the spectators know it.

One of my former English teachers called it "dramatic irony" when the readers of a classical English or American Short Story knew more than the persons acting...
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Think And Grow Rich - The Mistery Of Sex Transmutation - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 11

Think And Grow Rich - The Mistery Of Sex Transmutation - Advanced Lessons From Chapter 11 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
I just got off Mentoring for free's Coaches Corner Mastermind Call.

People also discussed the topic of sex in general and sex transmutation in special in conjunction with age or becoming older.

It always amazes me that we all still fall into that old trap of the physical reality of sex, myself included.

We seem to harbour the notion that our ability of transmuting sexual energy becomes weaker as we become older.

Hm, isn't that fear of old age ?...
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