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How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

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Is there any doubt these are desirable strengths for any leader? Most of us think in binary terms.  What’s good is absolutely good, and the alternative is bad.  Given a choice between an employee with the profile on the left, and the one on the right, it’s a no-brainier, isn’t it?

  • strength

    Self-control
    Tenacity
    Boldness
    Honesty
    Focus on results
    Confidence
    Pragmatism
    Decisiveness
  • negative opposite

    Impulsivity
    Laziness
    Hesitancy
    Deceitfulness
    Aimlessness
    Insecurity
    Impracticality
    Wishy-washiness

Via How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

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Time Changes Traditions

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We were all born to a set of history and traditions

that had taken scores of years for  transcriptions

Our fore-runners did all they could as patricians

to keep the traditions and heritage with previsions

 

But time changes and impairs the old  traditions

as evidenced by our modern constant contradictions

Optionally, we discovered we possess  desires to do things differently

Yet, we feared to be discerned acting flippantly

 

We, eventually, take the imperative baby steps to Change

Climaxing in sighs of relief in exchange

We, finally, acknowledge it’s our turn to re-construct

our ageing traditions or allow them self-destruct

 

Whatever we have today as our modern traditions

Will be judged by alike by the coming generations

They will choose to adopt, cherish ,deploy  and enjoy

or tomorrow  question , exterminate, uproot  and destroy

 

 

Comeback, Inspirational, learning, Motivational, Urgency

Staging a comeback after a defeat by circumstances around you

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We’ve  all once had that ‘bulb ‘flicked on’ in our brains and that bright ideas become real.  In those moments , our enthusiasm hit the sky and we had the right amount of the  activation energy to start something new and brilliant  such as  startups ,blogging, writing  a  new  book  or  starting our dream project.  We became enthusiastic and gave our very best and soon were congratulated by those around us and have our dopamine levels increase to bring that satisfaction we crave  for our new accomplishments.

What we were never prepared for is that the other circumstances around us will fight for the imbalance our new pursuits had created to get our attention back; it could be our family members or spouse, friends or our paid job, our finances and income, our social commitments. They will hit with such desperate urgency to bring back our devotion which is no longer riveted on them. At first many of us will neglect these undercurrents and disturbances and carry on with our new pursuits, often juggling a lot of things at the same time and very soon, we  start noticing disruptions in our routines , stress on our bodies and diminishing interests in things in general because of unresolved issues that were e created . This will gradually increase our stress levels and we begin to see our interest on the new purists plummet also . These kind of scenarios could even make some believe that the new ventures are  not worth it and eventually return to mediocrity which in the first instance was  their  main goal to exit.

I was  recently inundated  by waves of other commitments and it was not very pleasant moments  and  I went through so many tough times that threatened to make me forgo blogging but deep inside my mind I  knew that if I summon the courage I could get over these and come back to my blogging.  I decided to be bold, re-negotiate my commitments to these circumstances and thankfully I have started blogging again

Now I am stronger having emerged from many circumstances that would have turned me into a pulp years back and looked at things that happened as  learning opportunities for improvements.

In an event of a  setback, we should  endeavor to  always think of the reasons  our dreams are important to us  in the first place and  allow that reason to fuel our motivation and inspiration to fight for  them.

Any time we stage a comeback after a major setback. we should ensure we also start balancing acts for all those challenges we re absorb such as our cherished relationships, our jobs etc  and set fresh boundaries and new commitment levels that will enhance our interactions  with them. We should also bring to a closure those distinctive things we no longer required to do in order   to  create more time for us to focus on what is important to us now.

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Productivity, strategy, Urgency, Work

How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent

We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved that they move too quickly, or too intensely, and make a mess. They may make a bad deal just to say they’ve made it, or issue a directive without thinking through the ramifications just to say they’ve handled a problem decisively.

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