Success doesn’t come to you – you go to it. — Marva Collins
Your Key to Success & Leadership Development
You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.” — Anne Lamott
10 things to do and be effective
An advantage we all have is the ability to control what we do each day. We can improve our productivity, or not! You decide. In too many cases, we are the only ones who know when we are falling short of our best level of performance. It’s no surprise that many managers have no idea regarding the difference between mediocrity and excellence.
Here are 10 things that effective people do …
Starting early. Sam Walton arrived to work at 3 am. Perhaps a little early for many of us, but we need to get an early start. “The early Bird”
Accepting good and bad news as part of moving on! As you progress up the ladder, you will be in the line of fire, so remember who you pass on the way up! Because what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.
Having a long term perspective. Never thinking about short term gains, thus focusing on building a strong successful foundation success.
Avoiding the petty and uninteresting information. It is counterproductive to spread rumours, be disrespectful or talk bad about colleagues and never criticizing management. It’s much better to focus on the task ahead and the results it will bring.
Always be professional. Do not lose control. You want others to describe you as a “professional person.” This is the compliment we all strive for thus reaching an important milestone.
Focusing on the key areas that bring the results you are aiming for! At the next meeting, observe and study the leaders of your organization and how they focus on what the important issues are. They have the ability to identify the problems as the professionals they are.
Treating others with respect, we are not better, but we have a different look on matters and may have accomplished more in certain areas, we must always appreciate what others bring to the table.
Be humble, we do not know everything. We must be open to working in teams. When we put our minds together, we can tackle enormous projects, which lead to huge benefits for the organization.
Confront problems! Address immediately. Those who are excellent performers are aware of small problems and prevent them from escalating. Taking a proactive approach is preferred.
Be committed to sharing the wealth and knowledge. Rewarding those who do well, as we are not solely responsible for the huge accomplishments. Be humble, and praise others publicly and privately when they contribute to our goals and initiatives.
Successful people are extraordinary in the sense that they understand the importance of knowledge, commitment, and humility. The process to greatness is well established but realizing it requires significant effort.
Developing good habits takes time, more work and effort than most are willing to commit. But for the top 10%, this commitment is unwavering.
“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do!!” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel de Cervantes
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
The greatest freedom is to be responsible. – Lazaris