Retain the power of speech no matter what other power you may lose….Be shunned, be hated, or be ridiculed, be scared be in doubt, but don’t be gagged. The time of trial is always. Now is the appointed time.
Successful people typically possess a deep passion for the activities in which they engage. The great basketball coach John Wooden said: “Your energy, drive and dedication will stimulate and greatly inspire others.”
But, be careful; enthusiasm alone doesn’t carry the day.
Consider the following two dimensions: 1) Laid Back versus Enthusiastic; and 2) Skeptical versus Gullible. The enthusiastic but gullible person typically has problems getting things done. The laid back and skeptical guy is usually the wet blanket, not the achiever.
Hub member Nick McCormick first published this in The Hub in 2008. As it's annual performance review time for many of you (January 2012), I've dug it out of the archives, as it is timely. Also, Nick has a second book out, and the 'more', below, takes you to his site where you can have a look...Phil (The Hub Caretaker)
At present rates, it will take about 150 years before women and men are equally likely to reach middle management. And a century and a half is an eyeblink compared with the eternity it would take to achieve this benchmark in senior management.