Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My TPOV (Teachable Point of View)

These are small thoughts collected from different articles written by some eminent authors but are truly the once that i believe in, hope you find these useful.
  • Build your brand / equity in small things you do and do it every day all over again, don’t take it for granted, else you become arrogant.
  • Keep things simple, good leaders always have more time than others.
  • Your juniors/subordinates will always know more than you.  Job of a leader is not to know more but to be in control of a situation by asking right questions.
  • You don’t learn anything when you talk, you learn only when you listen.
  • Stay calm under pressure - control emotions, thoughts & beliefs.  Nothing radiates power like controlled emotions when everyone else is shouting at each other.
  • Be conscious that people are not only listening to what you say, but how you carry yourself when you say it.
  • Active use of negative creates a negative outcome – stop displaying disabling beliefs (cannot be done, has not be done before etc.)
  • Most useful thing about fear is that it is the current experience of a future possibility, start by creating a bit of useful fear, and then notice the positive impact of your choice then let go of those fear-inducing images and make sure to pay attention to the changing quality of your conversations, the pleasure of other people's company, and your own reduced stress.
  • Over a long career, you will experience both success and failure. Humility in success and courage in failure are hallmarks of a good leader.
  • Criticism is useful information about how someone else perceives you, if you let go of the need to respond, you'll reduce your defensiveness and give yourself space to really listen this will make sure you fully get it.
  • Pushing people makes them resist, but asking respectfully for what you want often encourages kindness. Next time you need something, issue a request instead of an order, or rely on a relationship built on trust rather than hierarchy. You're more likely to get what you need and to feel better doing so.
  • You’ll never get on a high-potential list if you don’t perform with distinction or if your results come at the expense of someone else.
  • You can develop skills but not change character, how do you behave with someone who is absolutely inconsequential to you such as a waiting staff, doorman displays your character.
  • Tools of effective leadership - clarity of a) sight, b) thoughts & c) speech.
  • Goals begin behaviors and consequences maintain behaviors.
  • Best way to get people to listen is TO LISTEN
  • We become what we think about, the more children like themselves the more they like to behave themselves.
  • You don’t win thinking about loosing
  • Feedback is the breakfast of champions
  • Best is the enemy of good, just do it. So what if you're wrong? You can always try again.
  • Small wins pave the way for bigger wins. A nudge in the right direction leads to major tipping points when you achieve critical mass.  The expectation of a positive outcome that motivates high levels of effort — is built on one win at a time.
  • The first 99% of effort gets destroyed by the lack of the last 1% of it.
  • When someone says "I think" it usually means they don't have a clue, or are guessing, or even hoping. It's in that space that an important detail gets dropped.
  • Failure inspires winners and defeats losers.
  • By having heroes we tap into a tremendous source of raw genius.  Heroes do more than simply inspiring us, they make it look easy that convinces us to be just like them.
  • To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the project manager, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
  • A ‘bend’ in the road is not the ‘end’ of the road unless you fail to make a turn. So it is with life.
  • ‘Anger’ is just one letter short of ‘Danger’. Anger opens the mouth and shuts the mind. Anger is the false show of strength by a weak person, while politeness and a cool mind reflect dignity and strength of a strong person.
  • It is not enough to be ‘Busy’, but ‘Be-Easy’; Performance always comes from passion not from pressure.
  • Give, give and forgive instead of get, get & forget.
  • Speed is calculated as “Miles per hour” whereas life is calculated as “Smiles per hour”. To increase your life ‘mileage’, please enhance your ‘smileage.’
  • Quality is critical! But there doesn't have to be a trade-off between substance and style. In fact, style is a great way to convey quality.
  • If you put a comma in a wrong place the whole sentence gets screwed up.
  • Your self-control "muscle" is just like the other muscles in your body — when it doesn't get much exercise, it becomes weaker over time. But when you give it regular workouts by putting it to good use, it will grow stronger and stronger, and better able to help you successfully reach your goals.
  • Have grit. Grit is a willingness to commit to long-term goals, and to persist in the face of difficulty. The good news is, if you aren't particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. People who lack grit more often than not believe that they just don't have the innate abilities successful people have. If that describes your own thinking .... well, there's no way to put this nicely: you are wrong!

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