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Personal Development is a widely used term by thousands of bloggers. Some are wide-ranging articles about the body, mind, spirit and soul. Others are focused on life coaching, personal success and lifestyle. It’s a bit of a potpourri here, too, but you will find practical strategies, tips and tools that can make a difference in your life.

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Monday Quote of the Week: What do think? Truth or Not?

Isn’t this an easy but poor habit to fall into?

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice

The power of this quote is that we recognize it is too often true. We aren’t really seeking “another opinion” or a “challenging” point of view, at least not often enough.

Let this be a valuable reminder that the best ideas emerge from differing opinions, each challenging the other, until the best answer appears.

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Monday Quote of the Week: Do you remember that ol’ “seats on the bus” thing?

This is so crucial, I’ll say it again: You’ve got to get everyone in the right seat on the bus.

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupidYou may recall an earlier quote from the infamous Raymond Reddington, which addresses this issue from a different angle.

If you pay close attention to this, talk to your people and truly understand their interests and capabilities, you’ll find that the well-oiled machine you’re creating will glide smoothly wherever you point it.

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Monday Quote of the Week: Leaders Remember: You’re Leading Teams of Regular People

I wanted to share this concept with you today because it is a powerful reminder that as leaders, we’re working with average human beings just like ourselves.

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under leadership composed of average human beings

Sure, there might be a few scattered superstars among us, but those are the exceptions.

Everyone else is like us … getting up early to get the kids to school, getting lunches packed, schedules aligned … providing for their families.

They have good days and bad, feel pain and pleasure and in almost all cases, are trying to do the best job they can.

Don’t forget: You’re leading teams of regular people.

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Today is the Best Day to Lead Yourself

This week is the 17th consecutive year for Leadercast LIVE.

 

This year’s theme, Lead Yourself, offers the ideal foundation to fuel your own leadership journeys … and the perfect prescription to guide our own leadership development so that we can become More Effective Leaders of others.

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life.

Start now!

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Monday Quote of the Week: Do you have your people in the right seats on the bus?

I get a kick out of the cultural, food and other observations from the character of Raymond Reddington on NBC’s The Blacklist.

 

just because you're first chair in the orchestra, doesn't mean you can compose a symphony

This phrase, in particular, hits home.

We’ve all heard that we should be “getting the right people on the bus”. But, are you paying enough attention to making sure that the people already ON the bus are in the right seats?

Invest some time to carefully evaluate who’s on board and whether they’re in a position of the “highest and best value” for the organization. They may have undiscovered talents … or talent that would better serve them AND the organization in a different role.

Invest that time. You may not only uncover some hidden gems​ but find that the talent you need is right in front of you.

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