Sunday, December 2, 2012

2013 TKR: Quick Quotes about leadership

Quick Quotes about leadership
Self-help--Thinkerer
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  • The reason quotes stick around is that they fit lots of things.  
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.
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  • The secret to getting there is to know where you're going.
  • Every problem is an opportunity being mishandled.
  • The only public part of the success story is the last act.
  • The language of complaint starts with they. The language of solutions starts with I.
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  • Optimism does not say the bad won’t happen. It says you can cope with it.
  • Your powers are not in your strengths but in how you use your strengths.
  • Once you hear a lecture on swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures.
  • We don’t just learn the rules, we make the rules.
  • If you always succeed, you are overqualified for your job.
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  • Thinking about what you can’t do is worry. Thinking about what you can do is planning.
  • If you want to know what goals you should have, ask around. People will tell you.
  • Obstacles are just nature’s way of showing us what we can do.
  • Even God can't please everybody.
  • Doing is in the here and now. Talk is in the there and then.
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  • The key that works will always be the last one you try.
  • The early bird gets the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • Nobody gives you power. You take power. Or not. Your choice.
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
  • It is never too late to use an idea. It is just too early for the next time you need it.
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  • If you want people to follow you, show them your map.
  • How would you feel if you were a professional baseball player and failed at bat half the time?
  • Success in being a good follower lies in picking the right leader.
  • You don't ask a juggler which ball is the highest priority. Success is to do it all.
  • Canvas, paints, palette. Anyone can have these. The art is in how you put them together.
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  • You can never learn to swim until you trust the water.
  • If you don' know where you're going, who will follow you?
  • Learn to mock the woe-mongers.
  • Be confident. Even if you are not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  • If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.
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  • Sometimes a big step is safer; you can't cross a ditch in small jumps.
  • Self-confidence grows not from what you can do, but what you know you can do.
  • Children focus on what they can’t do. Adults focus on what they can do.
  • Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  • Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
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  • If you want to be smart, find friends who are smarter than you are.
  • If you want a logical response, seek the Vulcan.
  • To understand motivation, know the power of the Hunter.
  • To know what you are doing is an advantage. To look like you know what you are doing is essential.
  • If you don’t notice when you win, you will only notice when you lose.
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  • Enthusiasm is no substitute for planning.
  • Never tell everything you understand.
  • Do you know how many defeats it takes to make a victory?
  • Some focus on what they can. Others focus on what they can't. What do you do?
  • Practice the bounce-back routine. Yes, it does exist. But only for successful people.
  • If you can't be smart, be focused. It looks the same to other people.
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  • Don't do modesty unless you have earned it.
  • A planner speaks with active verbs.
  • The key to getting people to follow you is to know where you are going.
  • Can you tell when someone calls up the Canter?
  • Bring good fortune to your business. Work weekends.
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  • The secret to getting cooperation is to think about other people's goals.
  • Can you tell when someone calls up the Hunter?
  • Hunters act on cues. If you want to guide the hunt you have to set the cues.
  • Can you get a person to call up their Hunter?
  • Do you have enough practice in bounce-back to know you can do it?
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  • Do you see a failure as a chance to practice bounce-back?
  • Can you get people to call up the Un for creativity?
  • Can you get a person to call up their Vulcan instead of getting angry?
  • Do you know how to show people the benefits of cooperation?
  • Can you get someone to call up their Engineer?
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  • Do you know how to help other people get ideas?
  • Do other people think you have confidence in yourself?
  • Do you know how to help someone take ownership of a job?
  • There is a time for exploring and a time for planning. Can you tell time?
  • How much do you listen to your Empath?
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  • Can you act confident even when you are not?
  • Can you recognize someone who is a good planner?
  • Can you break big jobs into joblets that other people can do?
  • Can you tell when it is time to change course?
  • Can you tell when it is time to start serious problem solving?
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  • What do the other people want?
  • What do the other people need?
  • Use planning to build confidence in your plans.
  • First law of marketing: Make it easy for people to do what you want them to do.
  • Make sure that other people benefit by following your lead.
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  • Some people talk so much about what they can't do that they never notice what they can do.
  • Life is not a zero-sum game.
  • Leader's laws: Never do a job you can shunt off to someone else.
  • Never compete with anyone but yourself.
  • What do the other people like to do?
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  • Listen first. Then decide.
  • Your biggest risk is that you will underestimate your potential.
  • Look for the potential in other people.
  • The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.
  • Look for people who have ideas about what they can do.
  • First rate managers get first rate people.  Second rate managers get third rate people
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  • Beware of people who have ideas about what you should do.
  • Always set a time to deliver. Tell that time to other people involved.
  • Always get the delivery time from other people.
  • It is always better to have collaborators than competitors
  • Don't be the subject of your project. Be the verb.
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  • The secret of project management is getting good people on the job.
  • True arrogance is letting other people get the credit.
  • The first question on any job: Do you know what the job really is?
  • When people don't do what you want, stop blaming them and look for what you are doing wrong.
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  • You will not learn much from the sound of your own voice.
  • The longest journey starts with knowing where you want to go.
  • Everybody's job is nobody's job.
  • The wise leader need not know, but must know who to ask.
  • Followers look for the walls. Leaders look for the openings
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