The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. - Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
Just joined the Hub and will be lurking, to the best of my ability given the short amount of free time I will have. As I discover more I will join various groups and start to engage with others so far so good!
The leadership we so badly need
“The obvious question…always erupts. How do you manage superiors-bosses, regulators, associates, customers? The answer is equally obvious. You cannot. But can you understand them? Can you persuade them? Can you motivate them? Can you disturb them, influence them, forgive them? Can you set them an example? Eventually the proper word will emerge. Can you lead them?
1. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE ON A PERSONAL LEVEL
"Whenever anyone called him Mr. Disney he got upset. It was always Walt. And he always knew your name. In the early days, we didn't wear name tags, but Walt still called you by your first name. Once he knew your name, he never forgot it."
- Gary Carlson, Disney Sound Engineer
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2. ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LEARN
Today we launched the Quotes section of The Leadership Hub.
Many members of The Hub post fantasticly inspiring quotes. These tend to get lost in the plethora of other information on the site.
To help with this we've introduced the 'Leadership Quotes' section. Quotes will appear randomly in the right hand side. If you feel you need more inspiration click on more and you will be given a list of all quotes within the Hub.
I took a look at the Tom Peters quote for the day thing that The Architect recommended and today's is perfect for me. See what you think:
"Organizations exist to serve. Period.
Leaders live to serve. Period".
- Tom Peters
(If you click on the link you can sign up to his Thought For The Day).
by Jim Taggart
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