In Leadership, Results Are Limitless

Written by Brent Filson

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Summary: A key stumbling block to leadership success isrepparttar 119422 very mind-set ofrepparttar 119423 leaders. Those leaders who don't believe that results are limitless are selling their jobs and careers short. Here is a four-step process for manifesting a "results are limitless" mind-set.

In Leadership, Results Are Limitless by Brent Filson

Results are limitless. That's not a supposition. That's a fact. Leaders who don't believe that don't understandrepparttar 119424 power of leadership to achieve great results. Leaders who believe it and live by their belief have an unmatched advantage over those leaders who don't.

To begin to understand how and why results-are-results are limitless, consider these facts: * In 1878, Jean Bouillaud, member ofrepparttar 119425 French Academy of Sciences, said upon hearing a demonstration of Thomas Edison's phonograph, "It is quite impossible thatrepparttar 119426 noble organs of human speech could be replaced ignoble, senseless metal."

* In 1899, Charles H. Duell (Commissioner of U.S. Office of Patents.), urging President William McKinley to abolish his office, said,"Everything that can be invented has been invented."

* An 1909 article inrepparttar 119427 Scientific American stated, "The automobile has practically reachedrepparttar 119428 limit of its development is suggested byrepparttar 119429 fact that duringrepparttar 119430 past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced."

* Popular Mechanics stated in March 1949: "Where a calculator onrepparttar 119431 ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers inrepparttar 119432 future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weight 11/2 tons."

The point isn't that experts are wrong. Experts, we know, have been wrong countless times. The point isn't that things change. That's obvious. The point is this: BECAUSE THINGS CHANGE, RESULTS ARE LIMITLESS. IN OTHER WORDS, WHATEVER RESULTS YOU ARE ACHIEVING, YOU CAN ALWAYS ACHIEVE MORE.

Top 7 Tips for Maintaining a Team Connection

Written by Kevin Kearns

Thousands of love songs portray sad stories ofrepparttar fire going out in a romantic relationship. Business teams facerepparttar 119420 same danger. Members of a team can become too familiar and stuck in patterns of doingrepparttar 119421 bare minimum when it comes to teamwork. Similar torepparttar 119422 song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore,"repparttar 119423 feeling that occurs whenrepparttar 119424 thrill is gone is usually felt by all involved. As a leader, you haverepparttar 119425 power to influence how connected your team remains over time. Follow these seven tips and you will lead your team around or even throughrepparttar 119426 rough spots involved with staying connected.

1. Think Big: Help your team remember why they are together. As you facerepparttar 119427 day-to-day task of getting work done,repparttar 119428 reason for allrepparttar 119429 effort often gets lost. In order to keep a team motivated, it is crucial that you have a higher purpose behind what you are doing. A leader must remind team members that together, they are moving toward this grand vision. Ifrepparttar 119430 captain ofrepparttar 119431 ship does not seem concerned about where they are headed, why willrepparttar 119432 crew?

2. Think Small: Every interaction is either a deposit or a withdrawal. As important asrepparttar 119433 Big Picture is, it will mean little ifrepparttar 119434 team shows little value to one another on a regular basis. Asrepparttar 119435 leader, you must modelrepparttar 119436 importance of valuing each other in daily interactions. Last-minute deadlines often interrupt common courtesies - however, those times provide even more reason to acknowledge each other when you have an opportunity. Bob will not be inspired by your vision if you don't even say hello when you see him inrepparttar 119437 halls.

3. Driverepparttar 119438 Fun Bus: It is easy to stay connected when you are having fun! Not to say that you need to sharpen your stand-up comedy act, but be prepared to inject some fun intorepparttar 119439 team. High performing teams can burn out by focusing too much on producing. When you throw some fun intorepparttar 119440 mix,repparttar 119441 team is able to recharge their batteries and keep going. A great way to add some fun is to do a relevant team building activity and discussion during your next meeting.

4. Be a Stage Mother: Educaterepparttar 119442 team on group stages. It is widely accepted that groups go through stages as they grow. There isrepparttar 119443 "forming" stage where everyone plays nice, not wanting to rockrepparttar 119444 boat. Next comesrepparttar 119445 "storming" stage when team members attempt to define what roles they will play inrepparttar 119446 group. Then, comesrepparttar 119447 "norming" stage which seesrepparttar 119448 group settle into a standard of working together. After norming, strong groups move intorepparttar 119449 "performing" stage. This isrepparttar 119450 stage we want fromrepparttar 119451 beginning. Finally,repparttar 119452 "adjourning" stage is whenrepparttar 119453 group disbands, sometimes by choice, sometimes not by choice. Educating your team aboutrepparttar 119454 natural growth stages for all teams will allow them to adjust torepparttar 119455 growing pains.

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