Saturday, April 25, 2009

Maverick Mindset

What super entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell have in common is that they challenge their industry logic and decide to compete on different factors than their competitors. They think in unconventional ways. They look at business logic across industries, look at alternative channels of distribution and so on. You too can develop a maverick mindset and look at your business more creatively!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Higher Image Versus Lower Concern

Everyone experience fear at some point or another. Mark Twain said; "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of it!" When you experience fear, decide to keep your vision on your higher image (of what you are trying to achieve) instead of your lower concerns (that make you feel anxious). The ability to do just that is what we call courage. You can do it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Law Of The Lid

Leadership ability determines a person’s level of leader effectiveness. To reach the highest level of effectiveness, you have to raise the lid on your leadership ability. Seek opportunities to grow your leadership and search for opportunities to improve organizational structures and procedures. Seize opportunities to create greater efficiencies and help others to lift their lids in the process.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What We Do, Not What We Say

Our true values in life, both as individuals and organizations, are not necessarily what we say they are. There is a better indicator than our words; namely our actions. Is what you say you want your life to stand for consistent with what your life really stands for? If not, I suggest you either change your values or your words. The best indicator of your true values is what you do.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother Teresa Said:

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you have anyway.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Optimistic Planner

One trait of great achievers is that they combine an optimistic outlook with purposeful planning. These people have a healthy, positive attitude and yet engage in detailed preparatory planning work. They don't leave their future achievement up to chance or luck. Be an optimistic planner and you greatly enhance your own chances for success.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Being Proceeds Doing And Having

Before we can have what we want to have we must become the person we need to be in order to do what we need to do in order to achieve it. In other words; being proceeds doing and doing proceeds having. A great question to ask is; "How would the person I’d like to be, do the things I’m about to do?" Wish for yourself success, not for what you will get but for the person you will become in order to get it.
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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