If each Monday morning, you make a choice to move into the new work week with renewed commitment and passion, you can change all areas of your life. You can truly change your Mondays and change your life.
Doing the right thing isn't always easy - in fact, sometimes it's real hard - but just remember that doing the right thing is always right.
One of the major sources of stress, anxiety, and unhappiness comes from feeling as if your life is out of control.
Your job is not to lower the bottom by adjusting for and accommodating the lowest-performing employees. You should be raising the top by recognizing and rewarding superstar behavior.
Guard your integrity as if it's your most precious leadership possession, because that is what it is.
Even though your responsibilities increase when you become a manager, you lose some of the rights or freedoms you may have enjoyed in the past.
For you to be successful and provide your employees with the necessary tools for success, you and your boss must work together - no matter what.
You are the chief bucket filler, and the best way to fill buckets is with excellent communication.
There is a direct correlation between the books you read and the success you achieve.
The worst type of employee you can have is one who has mentally quit and is still physically coming to work every day.
The most important thing you do as a leader is to hire the right people.
A real leader spends his time fixing the problem instead of finding who to blame.
Take the time and energy to manage your boss the same way you manage your team.
Your team has entrusted a portion of their life to you, and it's your job to help them grow, personally and professionally.
Don't stifle your career by limiting you knowledge.
The single greatest demotivator of a team is having members who are not carrying their load.
What you see in the interview will not get significantly better when the individual is hired.
When you accepted your job, you were not chosen solely to fill a position on the organization chart; you were chosen to fill a responsibility.
One of the main things for a leader is to eliminate confusion.
Bucket filling is in the eye of the bucket holder, not the bucket filler. Fill their buckets with things that are important to them ... not you.
So much of life is about attitude and how we handle what life throws our way. Life is good - even when a situation appears to be the worst.
It is rare for people to say they want to be held accountable, but in reality, everyone wants everyone else to be held accountable.
The success of any change depends, in large measure, on your attitude about that change.
I have found success is ultimately realized by people who make more right choices . . . and recover quickly from their bad choices.
If your focus is always changing, expect confusion to be rampant on your team.
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