Saturday, January 26, 2008

Celebrate Often

It is your job to boost the energy level and enthusiasm of your team. Find excuses to celebrate with your people. Don't just celebrate the big wins, celebrate smaller wins also. Obviously with smaller rewards but rewards none the less. Recognize achievement and progress with encouragement and cheer the team on to greater victories.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Take Time To Reflect

A truly balanced lifestyle should ideally involve work and rest, and time for play and for reflection. Things happen when we are alone in our heads, and they are things we can't live without: contemplation, reflection and focus. I suggest you work hard, rest hard, play hard and take time to think hard a little every day.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Know With Emotion

You only benefit from the knowledge you know on an emotional level, with the heart, because that's where you will act from in any given moment. Benjamin Franklin used to write his virtues down and review them multiple times during a day. This is an excellent way to bring knowledge from your head down to your heart.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Follow Your Passion With Single Minded Focus

When you read successful people's biographies you see that many of them found their passion early in life. They dedicated themselves to practice and hone their skills early on and were usually focused on their choice of career. To reach high levels of success do what you enjoy doing, practice your craft and dedicate yourself to lifelong learning.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Keep Track Of What You Say And Do

There are two main reasons to keep track of your words and actions; for consistency and as proof. Retain copies of your reports and all e-mail correspondence. With these records you will be able to refer back to what you did previously and you have the proof if you need it.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Clean Your Desk

Regardless of popular opinion and jokes about empty desks and empty heads, neatness is a prerequisite for maximum concentration and productivity. Studies and experience both attest to that. Clutter is nothing else but postponed decision making so start cleaning your desk now.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Review Your Goals Often

A common trait among super achievers is their target focus. They keep reviewing their goals frequently. Management consultant Brian Tracy goes as far as to suggest you review and write your goals down every day to help ingrain them firmly into your consciousness.
About the Author

Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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