Sunday, November 6, 2016

Facing The Challenges Of Leadership

The problem with being a leader is that it can be often a burden. This is because it's a hard thing to be responsible for other people. Most people try to avoid responsibility as much as they can. However, sometimes, you're drafted into being the head honcho of a team. It can be a small group of people or maybe even an entire department, but the pressure is all the same for you to lead them to success. This pressure to succeed is why leadership development programs are highly in demand nowadays.
Leadership development may sound like some archaic business buzzword but all it boils down to is that leadership can be trained into people. Of course, this is a fact – leading people is a skill like any other and can be taught. Some people are naturally skilled in it but not everyone can be Napoleon or Alexander the GreatLeadership development seeks to inculcate skills and values that will help you lead successfully. How does it do this?
First of all, leadership development focuses on planning. This is why you notice that most programs like these emphasize you to develop a personal plan for yourself. Plans are generally very helpful – like the old saw says “Measure twice and cut once”, it means that you have a clearly defined path to follow. This way there will be no confusion on the way you have to go to improve yourself.
Next, leadership development emphasizes strict self-assessment. People often say that they know enough about themselves but that is, most of the time, wrong. This is because most people like to think well of themselves – they don't like to get into the nitty-gritty details of their personality. This is why self-reflection is often unpopular – people would rather point out other people's faults than having their problematic traits pointed out to them.
Leadership development counselors are strict about you identifying your faults because it will help you deal with them in the future. People need a leader who can inspire them to do their best. A fumbling idiot or an arrogant micro-manager is not an inspirational sight. The ability to recognize the problematic aspects of your personality and to either minimize or remove them is one of the hallmarks of good leadership.
Finally, leadership development isn't all just about navel-gazing. It's also about learning skills that are helpful in your job as leader. Some of these skills are administrative ones like balancing a schedule or writing an assessment report. Some of them are about interpersonal skills; part of being a good leader is being able to relate to your subordinates in a way that does not stifle them. Learning how to establish a positive rapport with your team is something that is very useful for a leader. Leadership development also teach you how to bring out the best in others – coaching and developing talent is an integral part of making a world-class team.
That's what leadership development is all about in the end – being able to do your best and to be able to get the best out of others.


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Job Search Quotes

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. —Confucius

It's time to start living the life we've imagined. —Henry James

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. —Thomas Jefferson

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
 —Martin Luther King

Far and away the best prize that life offers
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
 —Theodore Roosevelt

There are so many things you can learn about.
But you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. 
 —Dr. Seuss

Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. —Albert Schweitzer

Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there. —Yogi Berra

The voyage of discovery is not in looking for new landscapes, but in looking with new eyes. —Anonymous

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. —Albert Einstein

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
 —Aldous Huxley

One person with courage makes a majority. —Andrew Jackson

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. —Robert F. Kennedy

No one ever gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. —Elbert Hubbard

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success or failure.
 —Norman Vincent Peale

To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. —Muhammad Ali

The average person puts only 25% of his energy into his work.
The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity,
and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
 —Andrew Carnegie

All of the darkness of the world cannot put out the light of one small candle. —Anonymous

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
 —Henry David Thoreau

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
 —Calvin Coolidge

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.
Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody.
 —Benjamin Franklin

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. —Vince Lombardi

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. —Milton Berle

It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
 —Winston Churchill

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. —Booker T. Washington

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The sure-thing boat never gets far from the shore.
 —Dale Carnegie

In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
 —Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving.
 —Oliver Wendall Holmes

Trust people and they will be true to you;
Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
 —Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a way to do it better…find it —Thomas Edison

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. —T.S. Eliot

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. —Helen Keller