February 15, 2014

Book Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal ChangeThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good book about how to bring change to your life. Classic.

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-- by Tim Northburg LifeWork Elements

February 13, 2014

Cofee Quote #10 - Leadership



Here is another inspirational quote to go with your morning coffee.

"The only training for leadership is leadership!"
--Anthony Jay

I thought about that for a while and paralleled that with my management career. I think that quote is right. I have taken courses and read books about managing, success, motivation, etc. I have even read tips for leadership, but there is no replacement for the natural ability to lead.

Leadership is an innate talent that not everyone has. It is the ability to do things, at the right moment, that instinctively feels right to do. It boils to the surface and naturally comes out. Leaders don't train for those moments, they use their experience and judgment to make the right decisions that impact others.

Leaders get out there and lead. They learn from their mistakes and recognize what to do differently next time.


-- by Tim Northburg LifeWork Elements

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