Believe In Yourself

Written by J. E. Burke

Believe In Yourself (Believe Your Way to Success)

Believe in yourself. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? Some people will tell you it is easy and others will say it is impossible depending on their own experiences. Yet, most of us have learned that is necessary to believe in your abilities to achieve a particular goal.

Have you ever done something just because somebody told you to do it, but you didn't think you could get it done? I don't know what that task was for you, but I do know you didn't give it your best and it did not have a positive outcome for you. Think about that for a moment. You can probably make of list ofrepparttar things you failed at because you did not believe you could do it or that you could not do it well enough.

Onrepparttar 142592 other hand, you can probably think of successes in your life that were made possible because you believed in yourself and your capabilities even if no one else did.

You must learn, if you haven't already, that you can achieve whatever you set out to do. But... (there's usually a but) you must be willing to do what is necessary to build your competence and confidence; your persistence and your patience; and your knowledge and your stamina. These are but a few ofrepparttar 142593 building blocks for learning to believe in yourself through preparation forrepparttar 142594 task to be accomplished.

Seven Secrets to Being the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

Written by Ed Sykes

Seven Secrets to Beingrepparttar Leader Everyone Wants to Work For By Ed Sykes

In this changing, challenging, and competitive workplace we can’t overestimaterepparttar 142224 importance of good management. Good managers will consistently motivate you to perform at higher levels of productivity. Bad managers will drive you crazy and eventually out ofrepparttar 142225 organization. Managers with poor skills will frequently producerepparttar 142226 following results:

1. Decreased productivity 2. Increased turnover 3. Increased absences 4. Increased human resources mediation situations 5. Increased customer service complaints

The following are seven secrets to beingrepparttar 142227 “perfect” leader everyone want to work for:

1. Create a Vision The best leaders not only assign tasks or monitor performance. They plan forrepparttar 142228 future and motivate others to seerepparttar 142229 same vision so they can all thrive to accomplish that vision.

Instead of dwelling on limited problems,repparttar 142230 perfect leader looks atrepparttar 142231 big picture. They liverepparttar 142232 organization’s mission and implement, motivate, and dedicate all their efforts to accomplishingrepparttar 142233 mission.

During hundreds of team building and leadership workshops, I have askedrepparttar 142234 following simple question:

What is your organization’s mission statement?

If there are forty participants inrepparttar 142235 workshop, thirty-seven will look down at their desk, one participant will make a feeble attempt at reciting what he/she “thinks” isrepparttar 142236 mission statement, one participant will make a pretty good attempt and reciterepparttar 142237 first one or two sentences ofrepparttar 142238 mission statement, and finally one student will volunteer to run torepparttar 142239 office (or car) to grab a copy ofrepparttar 142240 statement to bring back torepparttar 142241 workshop. Out ofrepparttar 142242 thousands of workshop participants I have asked this question, only three knew their mission statement word for word. The amazing part of this is that many of these workshop participants have been with their organization 5-10-20+ years and, they still didn’t know their mission statement. So my question is this:

How do you lead your employees to accomplish your organization’s mission if you (as a manager) don’t know whatrepparttar 142243 mission is?

The perfect leaders live, eat, sleep, and shower with their mission statement. They know exactly whatrepparttar 142244 mission is and understand its importance torepparttar 142245 team they lead and torepparttar 142246 organization. Most importantly, they communicaterepparttar 142247 mission statement to their employees at meetings, coachings, feedback sessions, and even corrective actions. Their actions are related to accomplishingrepparttar 142248 goals ofrepparttar 142249 mission statement and can communicaterepparttar 142250 vision ofrepparttar 142251 organization.

Action Step – Takerepparttar 142252 mission statement out ofrepparttar 142253 dark corner inrepparttar 142254 office. Printrepparttar 142255 mission statement and its vision onrepparttar 142256 top of your meeting agenda and recite it atrepparttar 142257 beginning ofrepparttar 142258 meeting. Then talk about howrepparttar 142259 employees are helping to realizerepparttar 142260 goals, values, and vision ofrepparttar 142261 mission.

2. Understand employees needs Asrepparttar 142262 old saying goes, “You can’t please all ofrepparttar 142263 people all ofrepparttar 142264 time.” However,repparttar 142265 perfect leader realizes that to be effective, they must cater torepparttar 142266 needs of most ofrepparttar 142267 team. Good leaders realize thatrepparttar 142268 work environment is not a popularity contest or, as I say, “Leadership is not Pleasership.” The perfect leader treats all employees with respect and are consistent in their actions and words.

Atrepparttar 142269 same time, they recognizerepparttar 142270 unique needs of their employees and use that knowledge for motivation to achieve a common goal.

3. Communicate concisely and clearly Poor communication skills are probablyrepparttar 142271 Number #1 reason managers fail. If they can’t talk to and connect with their employees, they are not servingrepparttar 142272 needs ofrepparttar 142273 staff.

What is good communication? The following are some examples:

Communicate job expectation and standards * Give ongoing feedback to employees. * Seek and acknowledge feedback from employees on decisions that effect them (and takerepparttar 142274 time to listen to them). * Communicaterepparttar 142275 mission (see Secret #1) on an ongoing basis. * Communicate “bad news” in a honest and timely manner. * Communicate using language that shows a positive expectation. * Communicate by a combination of methods: person-to- person, e-mail, phone, and meetings.

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