The easy way is efficacious and speedy, the hard way arduous and long. But as the clock ticks, the easy way becomes harder and the hard way becomes easier. And as the calendar records the years, it becomes increasingly evident that the easy way rests hazardously upon shifting sands, whereas the hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away.
Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organization not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation, and ethics.
ROBIN S. SHARMA
Don’t always use prudence for precaution; sometimes use it for progress.
Lessons from the Workplace: Common sense leadership and practical management
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Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Lee Iacocca, automobile executive
In Lessons from the Workplace: Common sense leadership and practical management, you’ll find other motivational quotes and stories to help you be a better leader.
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Bits & Pieces on Leadership: Leadership is the ability to make people want to follow willingly. Few individuals are born with strong leadership skills, but fortunately they can be learned. Bits & Pieces on Leadership is a concise, easy to read, collection of executive experience designed to help you benefit from the hard-won success of others.
We live in a world where every single choice you make has consequences. Many people don’t pay attention to the little things they do that have an enormous impact. If you don’t actually think about the consequences, you’re missing a huge opportunity—and they’re often things you don’t even notice you missed. You see other people having opportunities that you don’t, and you can feel like, “Wow, how come everybody else has all the luck?” But if you look carefully there are all these little things they have done that end up essentially attracting luck their way.
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COPING WITH LOSS: From Heartache to Healing
Losing someone dear to us is part of life. Yet how often when friends, relatives, or coworkers are struggling with someone’s passing are we unable to find the words to adequately express our sympathy or provide comfort? That’s why we created Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing.
Each volume in this three-book set is a nondenominational collection of varying perspectives on the grieving process. Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing includes quotes, prayers, stories, and insights from people all over the world who have suffered through a loved one’s death or who have come to the aid of someone in mourning.
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Sometimes it’s not just about common sense; you have to stop and listen to all your senses.
In our culture, a handshake accompanies almost every introduction and initiates many conversations. It sets the tone for new relationships by signaling others of your integrity. It conveys your confidence, credibility, and influence without sharing a single word. People often admit to judging others based on this small gesture. Have you ever wondered what your…
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