Who You Add to Your List of Influencers Could Determine the Outcome of Your Career
Who we listen to, whose counsel we pursue, who we consider a hero is the biggest indicator of our character
One of the more powerful and valuable treasures you can give yourself is a circle of influential people to follow.
LinkedIn Influencers provides easy access to a large group of influential people and most of the time you will be following them for material they contribute as well as news of their happenings, they will still provide some level of inspiration, aspiration as well as influence for your future.
You may even find yourself reaching out to some of your influencers as well – whether on LinkedIn or elsewhere.
There will be people who you are naturally attracted to just because they like what you like; others that will attract you will be because they are great to hang out as they are great conversationalists and/or just plain fun to be with providing a relaxing time together.
Then there are others that will cause you to stop, think, test, and challenge yourself.
Who you decide to accept into your circle of influence will become part of your compass for your future — choose emotionally and you will get some very trendy influencers…
But is trendy what you need in our circle of influence? Or would yoube much better off with those that can assist you in direction? through motivation? By mentorship? Through guidance?
Choosing those that will challenge your thought process, your beliefs, your very core may not be on the top of your list, but it will put you on top of your career.
You’re first selections may not suit your desired career path, especially if you have not given this much thought.
So how can you select wisely?
Here are some thoughts to keep in mind…
A Discipline Requires Only 21 Days – Afterwhich, It Is A Habit
The time and energy to create a habit occurs in the first 21 days, afterwhich you perform this task without thought and much energy…
Success is the very same thing!
Everybody wants to be successful…
And one of the best ways to find success is to learn from the lessons of those who have come before you.
Be your own ‘Little Engine That Could’!
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Attitude is Everything — and Our Has to Change Now
Millions of girls are not in school due to untested beliefs and embraced traditions
Intel has initiated a program to get girls into school…
Not only is their future, meaning Intel’s, at stake due to the coming resource and skills shortage, but so aren’t a LOT of businesses.
Courage Is a Skill — Skills Can Be Learned
Fear and courage can occupy the same space — the difference is how to use that feat to motivate you
When it comes to leadership, there has always been all sorts of how-to books, webinars, seminars, and conferences…
Yet what is the success rate of the attendees AFTER being a subject to these gatherings?
We believe THAT has yet to be measured with any level of accuracy — the only measurement we really have right now are the recommendations by others as well as the promotional campaigns by professional organizations.
There are no real statistics on what methods allow you to be become a success leader – whether measured by Briggs-Myers personality type nor other — all they can do is tell you what type of leader you are.
What is not measurable is your will power to overcome fear and that is one feeling and sensation that is in common with all leaders — fear.
Fear is different for everyone , so is courage — some is rooted in our beliefs, some rooted in our experiences, some rooted in whose counsel we seek, in who we see as a hero, and even in whose voice we listen to.
Being guided by a fearful leader is much like navigating a foggy lake in a small boat — you’re just not sure what is going to happen next, and many times you may not even know where you are at…
At the opposite end, true courageous leadership is easily identified by not only how well everyone can navigate everything but by the vision everyone shares…
Click the read more button to discover more about developing effective courageous leadship skills…read more
External Threats and Market Conditions Can Shift Your ocus
People fail from broken focus as problems will divert your attention
As the global economic recovery remains tentative, it is all too easy for business owners to become preoccupied with external threats and market conditions.
While these undoubtedly have an impact on the course that your business will take during periods of austerity, however, you cannot afford to lose sight of the internal risks that may ultimately undermine your prosperity.
Recognizing these internal threats and how they may impact on your business and employees is critically important.
There is no point in creating a recession proof business plan if you allow your firm to become vulnerable to issues that originate within, so there is a pressing need to consider all aspects of your venture when economic hardship takes hold.
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5 Military Leadership Skills That Businesses Can Benefit From
It’s more than the trust we have for them otherwise a lot of leaderships skills could be found elsewhere
Leadership skills are a primary feature that businesses look for when choosing managers and CEOs
Those who serve in the military are admired by Americans, consistently placing in the number-one spot as the group of people they trust most.
Military service awards people important leadership skills that businesses can use in their operations.
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There Are Leaders Then There Are the Greatest Leaders
What Separates Leaders from the Great Leaders?
Humanity’s major advances in science, technology, and politics are in large part due to the work of leaders.
Leaders are the initiative-takers.
They are the first to raise their hands during a vote and the first to take a step towards a goal.
They are the tiny pebble that ultimately becomes an avalanche.
There’s debate as to whether leaders are born or made.
It is true that some people come into the world with certain natural traits, such as charisma, that make them excellent leaders.
However, all the charisma in the world means nothing if you don’t also have the leadership skills necessary to accomplish your objectives.
Luckily, skills can be learned.
Click the read more button to discover the 5 core skills that all the world’s leaders have mastered…read more
Employee Morale Can Make or Break Your Business
A diligent and trustworthy employee is difficult to find.
Not only are diligent and trustworthy employees hard to find, they’re difficult to keep as well.
One of the key reasons for their exit?
When an excellent employee suddenly leaves a company, or steadily declines in his or her quality of work, then low morale is usually the issue.
Employee morale is the ability of the employees to successfully perform and complete tasks based on their discipline, confidence, happiness, and teamwork.
Keeping employee morale high can increase your business’s productivity and revenue.
Click the read more button to discover 4 ways that morale can affect your business as well as some tips to boost employee morale…read more
Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
The economy is heating up and your competitors are hiring, so your IT staff may not feel as stuck as they did a few years ago when the job market was tight.
Employees cite unhappiness with management as the number one reason they leave their jobs, so unless you want your IT team to take their valuable skills and irreplaceable knowledge with them when they head to greener pastures, it’s time for managers to take a long hard look at their behavior and its effect on employee satisfaction.
Dawn Altnam brings you 5 things to consider in your management practices, just click the read more button to continue…read more
Your work experience is largely determined by the company for which you work.
Even if you love your field, have great client relationships and enjoy what you do each day, doing it for a company that does not appreciate its employees dampers your entire work experience.
The following companies not only appreciate their employees, but they also foster a positive work environment in creative ways.
Snag a job at one of these companies, and you will benefit from perks like in-office massages, vacation packages, service awards, and more — Annette Hazard shares a list of 10 of these companies…read more
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