Believe In Yourself

Written by J. E. Burke

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The same applies to running a successful business of any kind. You must believe in yourself and that you are able to do whatever is needed to make it successful - for you. Not because you have to, but because you choose to prepare yourself for successes. I often say that "if you believe in yourself - you will prepare yourself"

When it comes to operating a successful online business you must prepare yourself for success. The best way to do this is to learn fromrepparttar 'masters' or 'gurus' who have made their fortunes onrepparttar 142592 Internet.

There are a numerous sources of information on internet marketing, etc., but many of them are pitiful, unproductive schemes. Fortunately, there are a number of informative online newsletters (Ezines) full of useful advise and resources to direct you onrepparttar 142593 right path to a successful business of your own.

Yes, it's true. You can believe your way to success.

Manna Success News, a free weekly Ezine provides short, information packed online marketing articles by experts inrepparttar 142594 industry. Each issue includes at least one FREE E-book for subscribers and links torepparttar 142595 best resources to help you start or grow your business.

Untilrepparttar 142596 next time Keep on believing.

Copyright 2005 Burke Publications All Rights Reserved

Dr. J. Elisha Burke Editor, Manna Success Newsletter Burke Publications Copyright 2005 Burke Publications All Rights Reserved Dr. J. E. Burke, a college instructor, has been involved in various business enterprises via his business, Burke Publications for 11 years. Dr. Burke is an educator, writer and motivational speaker on a variety of topics.

Seven Secrets to Being the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

Written by Ed Sykes

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4. Find Common Ground Some managers don’t understand they are inrepparttar people business and lackrepparttar 142224 patience to work and develop their team members. I even had supervisor during a coaching and mentoring workshop makerepparttar 142225 following statement to me at break:

“If I knew I had to communicate with my team I would have never takenrepparttar 142226 job.”

What did this person think? True leaders understand that their employees’ success is their success. They comprehend during this journey that some employees will need assistance, coachings, motivation, feedback, and discipline. Good leaders will work to find common ground with each staff member so that everyone wins. Perfect leaders will understand that some employees will need consistent managing, and others will need less managing; some employees need refocusing, while others will be very focused, etc. Perfect leaders recognizerepparttar 142227 need to find common ground with each person.

5. Take others to a new level Perfect managers are concerned with their staff’s professional advancement and do everything possible to help staff members develop their capabilities. These leaders “seerepparttar 142228 employees for what they can become, not what they are now.” The leaders’ actions might range from improving specific aspects of job performance, to delegating special assignments, to developing an action plan for promotions. Perfect leaders must haverepparttar 142229 ability to assessrepparttar 142230 strengths and weaknesses of employees and use that to coach for continuous improvement.

Ideallyrepparttar 142231 basis for improvement combinesrepparttar 142232 best interest ofrepparttar 142233 organization andrepparttar 142234 employee. Many times I am brought into organizations to assist them with this need:

“I have managers retiring, and we have no one to replace them.”

These organizations have created a “talent black hole,” because they didn’t implement a plan to “help others improve” and be ready to step up to when needed. Remember, you can always replace a chair, a desk, a computer. But you can’t always replace a talented employee if you don’t have a plan in place to develop others to take their place whenrepparttar 142235 time comes.

6. Believe in your staff Recently, I was presentingrepparttar 142236 concerns of an employee workshop to management of an organization at their staff meeting. One manager looked atrepparttar 142237 report and questioned me as to whetherrepparttar 142238 employees really mentionedrepparttar 142239 items inrepparttar 142240 report. I assuredrepparttar 142241 managerrepparttar 142242 employees did. To thatrepparttar 142243 manager answered inrepparttar 142244 meeting, “This must mean we have smart employees.” Little did this manager realize that he had a negative attitude toward his employees. Through his subconscious mind, he is showing his employees, through words and actions, that he doesn’t believe in his staff.

Perfect leaders believe inrepparttar 142245 best qualities of their employees. They believe their employees are smart enough to handle tasks and find solutions to challenges if givenrepparttar 142246 correct guidance and opportunity.

This comes with earned trust from past performances andrepparttar 142247 investment byrepparttar 142248 leaders to ongoing shared coachings and feedback to giverepparttar 142249 employeesrepparttar 142250 experience and skills to succeed inrepparttar 142251 future.

7. Integrity is best It is important that employees feel they can trustrepparttar 142252 managers’ words and actions. This means honesty, fairness, and consistency when interacting with employees. If employees share in private a confidential sensitive subject with their mangers inrepparttar 142253 morning, this must not be known throughoutrepparttar 142254 organization that afternoon. Or ifrepparttar 142255 managers promise to give employees an answer byrepparttar 142256 end ofrepparttar 142257 day and never get back torepparttar 142258 employees,repparttar 142259 managers’ integrity is destroyed.

The best leaders realize their word is their bond and that actions speak louder than words. Perfect leaders work at being honest, open, and reliable everyday.

Takerepparttar 142260 time starting today to apply these seven secrets; and you, too, can be a “perfect” leader.

Ed Sykes is a professional speaker, author, and leading expert in the areas of leadership, motivation, stress management, customer service, and team building. You can e-mail him at, or call him at (757) 427-7032. Goto his web site,, and signup for the newsletter, OnPoint, and receive the free ebook, "Empowerment and Stress Secrets for the Busy Professional."

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