The most important habit is solitude, quiet time. People who enter their day by taking 45 minutes or an hour for themselves - meditation, prayer, inspirational reading, taking a walk - before they go for it in the real world do best.
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses - only results.
Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.
People don't mind being challenged to do better if they
know the request is coming from a caring heart
In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Beware of putting all your focus into results. While results are important, your people should be your number one area of focus.
Vision is knowing who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey.
Servant-leader ship is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don't work for you, you work for them.
Start your day with good intentions and set yourself up for a good attitude. It's not what happens to you that matters but how you respond.
Learning is defined as a change in behavior. You haven't learned a thing until you take action and use it.
If becoming a high performing organization is the destination, leadership is the engine.
The only job security you have today os your commitment to continuous personal improvement.
If God had wanted us to talk more than listen, he would have given us two mouths rather than two ears.
Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn't good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans.
Take a minute: look at your goals, look at your performance, see if your behavior matches your goals.
Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better.
A little flattery makes people feel good about themselves. When you notice someone looking great, give them a compliment.
None of us is as smart as all of us.
What we give our attention to, grows.
Empowerment is all about letting go so that others can get going.
Effective team leaders adjust their style to provide what the group can't provide for itself.
If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek.
Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there
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