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I Am Habit
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do,
you might just as well turn over to me,
and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed;
you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done, and
after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great people,
and alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures I have made failures.
I am not a machine,
though I work with all the precision of a machine
plus, the intelligence of man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin:
it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and
I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am a HABIT.
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We are about to begin the first full week of 2013. This is a prime time for planning direction, setting goals, and determining how to successfully take action to obtain results. Here is a New Year’s Checklist. This works for organizations of all types and sizes – public and private, large and small (even sole proprietors), for-profit and not-for-profit.
Remember to plan the timing of your initiatives. No one can do everything at the same
time. Set priorities and plan accordingly. Again, share your plans and get everyone pulling
in the same direction.
Happy New Year!
What do you think: are great leaders born or did they develop into the role?
I believe they are developed, and their development happens over time through formal and informal coaching and mentorship, training and through deliberate introspection and self-improvement. Great leaders have many traits, but there are two which the vast majority of them share.
What are these two things? The highest performers are self-aware and behave authentically. These two traits are simple to talk about but not easy to achieve. That's it? Yes, that's it! Self-awareness and authenticity: know yourself and be yourself.
Research shows that the average person is 57% self-aware and the highest performers are 89-90% self-aware. Self-awareness and authenticity can both be developed over time. It does not matter what your behavior style is, what motivates you or what your natural talents of thinking and decision-making are. Knowing yourself and being you typically drives higher performance, less stress and greater happiness.
True authenticity is quite something to see and results in others trusting and wanting to follow.
I encourage you to Go Be You! If you need any assistance just give me a call.
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We all know about New Year’s Resolutions. Did you make some this year? Most of us do. Do you remember yours? Have you accomplished them? We all also know that most New Year’s Resolutions, however strong our intentions, are sometimes started, but usually not completed. So we make them again next year. This is a cycle that can be broken.
Making Summer Resolutions is just as valid as making New Year’s Resolutions. Why not try this mid-year approach? For tips on how to create goals and accomplish them, see our articles Get it Done in 2012 and Goal Setting the SMART WAY. If you need assistance, we are always here to help.
How to Effectively Use LinkedIn for Your Job and Career.
The Treer Group is offering a free basic LinkedIn training session on June 21, 2012, from 10:00 – noon at the Manheim Township Public Library. Janet Treer, President of The Treer Group will lead the training. Please click here to register.
The session will help you leverage the power of LinkedIn, the leading social media platform for business today, to perform better in your job and succeed in your career.
The session will include:
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Know Yourself, Be Yourself
According to an exhaustive, seven-year study by Innermetrix, the most successful people share two characteristics: self-awareness and authenticity. The average person is between 50% and 60% self-aware and authentic, while highly successful people reach the 89% to 91% level. These are traits that can be improved utilizing the following:
Coaching can help - find out more.
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Effectively developing managers and other leaders in an organization is a key to improving performance and achieving greater business and individual success. Traditional training methods often fall short of expectations because participants have a low retention rate. After just 2 days, only 25% of the material is typically retained. A far more effective approach is spaced repetition. According to research, people who read or listen to the same material 6 times over 1-2 weeks retain 62% of the content for 16 years to life.
How to Use Spaced Repetition
Spaced repetition is among the most effective ways for leaders to develop a skill, understand a concept or gain insight. Following is a proven process that gets excellent results:
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Proactive management solves problems before they become big.
If you are like most leaders, you don't look for trouble. But maybe you should. With the pressure and over-commitment executives and managers contend with every day, few are anxious to find additional problems to solve. Many issues do not get attention until they are too big to ignore. But by then, they are also much harder to address, requiring more time, resources and organizational bandwidth.
Seeking out problems when they are small is much more efficient, and it enables you to focus on top priorities. Here are a few suggestions:
A fundamental truth of management is that problems will expand to fill the space allowed. Limiting their ability to grow will avoid trouble before it occurs and make you a more effective leader.
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Over the past few months, encouraging economic reports have suggested that we probably have turned the corner and things are getting better. This may or may not be true for your company. Regardless, it is important to be aware that your employees are hearing the positive financial news, too, and are coming to their own conclusions. If they believe the economy is stronger, it is quite possible they will think the crisis is over and things will start loosening up – include pay freezes, hiring moratoriums, promotion suspensions, benefits reductions and other austerity measures you may have taken to weather the storm. If the recovery has not yet reached your business, your team could have false expectations, which are likely to breed dissatisfaction, frustration, distrust and ultimately, turnover. The answer is communication.
Most people understand the enormous impact the bad economy has had on businesses, and they have been willing to sacrifice and be patient. Now, as people start talking about true recovery, they will expect to be rewarded for being team players. It is up to you to set the right expectations. It can be the difference between a strong, motivated team and a disgruntled, crumbling workforce. Get started now.
Read Janet’s article: Employee Retention in an Improving Economy.
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