Archive for december 2009

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Godt nytår … med en lille leveregel

december 31, 2009

Kære læser,

Du ønskes hermed et rigtig godt nytår.

Som afslutning på det gamle år, som vi jo ikke længere kan ændre på – hermed en lille leveregel, som jeg tror alle vil have udbytte af at praktisere. Og leveregelen virker med garanti bedre end alle alskens nytårsforsæt …

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

— Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, forfatter og foredragsholder

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10 tanker om ledelse

december 18, 2009

Ledelsesinspirator og foredragsholder Jon Gordon, der har skrevet en række fascinerende bøger med titler som The Energy Bus, Training Camp, The No Complaining Rule, deler på sin blog nedenstående 10 tanker om, hvad god ledelse er:

1. People follow the leader first and the leader’s vision second – It doesn’t matter if the leader shares a powerful vision, if the leader is not someone who people will follow the vision will never be realized. As a leader, who you are makes a difference. The most important message you can share is yourself.

2. Trust is the force that connects people to the leader and his/her vision – Without trust there is a huge gap between the leader and the vision. Without trust people will stay off the bus. However if people trust the leader they will hop on the bus with the leader and help move the bus forward towards the vision.

3. Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage and empower others to do.

4. A leader brings out the best within others by sharing the best within themselves.

5. Just because you’re driving the bus doesn’t mean you have the right to run people over – Abraham Lincoln said “Most anyone can stand adversity, but to test a man’s character give him power.” The more power you are granted the more it is your responsibility to serve, develop and empower others. When you help them grow they’ll help you grow.

6. “Rules without Relationship Leads to Rebellion” – Andy Stanley said this and it’s one of my favorite quotes. As a leader you can have all the rules you want but if you don’t invest in your people and develop a relationship with them they will rebel. This applies amazingly to children as well. It’s all about relationships.

7. Lead with optimism, enthusiasm and positive energy, guard against pessimism and weed out negativity.

8. Great Leaders know they don’t have all the answers – Rather they build a team of people who either know the answers or will find them.

9. Leaders inspire and teach their people to focus on solutions, not complaints. (The No Complaining Rule)

10. Great leaders know that success is a process not a destination – One of my heroes John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, never focused on winning. He knew that winning was the by product of great leadership, teamwork, focus, commitment and execution of the fundamentals. As a leader focus on your people and process, not the outcome.

Kilde: http://www.jongordon.com/blog/

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Hvad mener du om Gordons tanker om ledelse? Giver de mening for dig? Er de for amerikanske? Er de for simple? Er de for avancerede? Hvad er kernen i det gode lederskab?

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Verdens bedste strategi

december 13, 2009

“The single most significant strategic strength that an organization can have is not a good strategic plan, but a commitment to strategic listening on the part of every member of the organization: strategic listening to frontline employees, strategic listening to vendors, to customers.”

— Tom Peters, http://www.tompeters.com/

Hvem har du lyttet til i dag? Og har du lyttet længe nok? Hvem vil du lytte til i morgen? Og hvordan sikrer du dig, at du lytter længe nok …

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Dagens eftertanke

december 13, 2009

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated“

— William James, amerikansk psykolog

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Sådan bliver du fantastisk dygtig …

december 13, 2009

Hvis du vil være fantastisk dygtig til et eller andet, så er der – desværre – kun en vej. Du skal have en passion for det, du vil være god til. Du skal have viljen. Og så  bliver du ellers nødt til at gå i gang med at lære det. Og det kræver: Handling. Handling. Og handling.

Læs mere her:  http://zenhabits.net/2009/11/the-only-way-to-become-amazingly-great-at-something/

Heldigvis er der næsten ingen grænser for, hvad vi kan lære og blive dygtige til. Selvfølgelig er der nogle “ting”, der kræver medfødt talent eller visse genetiske fordele, men hverken Tiger Woods eller Michael Jordan blev født som verdens bedste golfspiller hhv. verdens bedste basketballspiller. De er først og fremmest blevet exceptionelle gennem masser af hårdt arbejde.

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Hvorfor opfandt man kaosteorien?

december 9, 2009

“Chaos Theory is a new theory invented by scientists panicked by the thought that the public were beginning to understand the old ones.”

— Set hos: Matt Somers, Coacing Skills Training

Engelsk humor i en nøddeskal. Og måske er der endda noget om teorien bsg kaosteorien. Det er i hvet fald dette princip, der benyttes med held i EU-systemet. Her gør embedsmænd og politikere det hele så kompliceret og uigennemskueligt (bureaukratisk), at det bliver en selvopfyldende profeti, at vi får mere og mere brug for dem til at finde den røde tråd i tingene. Der skabes med andre ord et “reelt-ikke-reelt” behov for en masse vellønnede (og delvist skattefrie) stillinger og kødben til grådige akademikere, embedsmænd og afdankede nationale politikere – og det er desværre os såkaldt almindelige skatteydere, der betaler gildet … for det man vel med en vis ret kunne kalde for “EU-kejserens nye klæder”.

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Dagens citat

december 7, 2009

“When you focus on something with a lot of passion, it makes it happen even faster.”

— Bill Harris

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