100 ways to Motivate others #4
authored by Steve Chandler & Scott Richardson, reviewed by Prof.M.S.Rao 5/10 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 1/14
Take-Aways – continued.
• Simplify your life to feel your full power.
• It is important to use your “best time of the day” for your biggest challenge.
• Leadership is not so much about technique & methods as it is about opening your heart to the feelings of others to meet their needs.
• Leadership is about inspiration – of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes.
• The more persistant you are, the more of a motivator you become as a good role model.
• To really motivate, talk less and demonstrate more.
50 – 30 –20
• If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 % of your time leading yourself – your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, & conduct. Invest at least 30 % leading those with authority over you and 20 % leading your peers. If you don’t understand, that you actually work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.
• There are basically two kinds of people: 1) the kind of person who fails at something and says, “I failed at that, but I learned something” and 2) the person who fails at something and says, “I’m a failure.” The first person is in touch with the truth and the second person is not.
• It is part of the enigma of human nature that the ‘typical’ person – immature, stumbling, inept, lazy – is capable of great dedication and heroism – if wisely led. The secret of team-building is to be able to weld a team of such people by lifting them up, to grow taller than they would otherwise be.”
• Great leadership by example (the ultimate motivator of others) comes from getting independently better at what you do, and not living in anticipation of other people’s opinion of you.
[ more Take-Aways – continued – in next Premium Content