Saturday, May 9, 2009

Providing Causes For Success

Successful people develop a sense of urgency to getting things done. They have a strong commitment to results and their actions continually provide causes by which results happen. They are highly motivated and focused on their goals. You too provide causes to what you implicitly find important. If not happy with the results you get, first work on your focus and your motivation to develop your sense of urgency.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Is Your Indecision Final?

I saw a funny and award winning advertisement from the Economist the other day. It said "Is your indecision final?" I found it very clever, but jokes aside, there is an element of truth in it. You know that not making a decision is also a decision - to do nothing. When you decide to be undecided you delay actions and results into your future. Don't let your indecision be final.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Change Is Happening Fast These Days

In this day and age you need to be flexible and willing to change more than ever. Many people are talking about the current recession as structural rather cyclical. This means when we come out of it a lot of things will look different than they did before. You have to think about the impact it can have on your business. Rethink and recreate or you run the risk of becoming obsolete. Don't underestimate the power of change!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In Persuasion - No Exaggerations

Don't exaggerate your claims when you are trying to persuade someone to your point of view. A modest approach, slightly understating the facts will be much more convincing. The Talmud says; “If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.” When you exaggerate, people generally become hesitant and suspicious. It is more likely that exaggerations will lessen your trustworthiness rather than enforce it. In persuasion, don't add to the truth!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Desired Goals, Pressing Problems Or Focused Questions

Some particular scenarios spur our creative thinking more than others. Creative thinking thrives on intensely desired goals, pressing problems and focused questions. Goal orientation creates focus to ignite our creativity. Problems tend to elevate our creative faculties as well as asking ourselves pointed and focused questions about the situation. What can you do to enhance your creative spark?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Strong Purpose, Pleasing Results

Successful men are influenced by the desire for pleasing results while failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods. They are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing the things they like to do. Successful people, on the other hand, have a purpose strong enough to make them form the habit of doing the things that must be done in order to accomplish the purpose they want to accomplish.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Agility Training

In many aspects life is similar to an obstacle course and can be stressful at times particularly when focusing on the burdensome obstacles. In agility training the trainer must be courageous and take responsibility in order to lead properly. A confident leadership style creates an environment where the coworkers can focus on the fun and stimulating aspects of creatively finding the best way through the obstacle course. Learning to overcome the obstacles will make you and the team stronger and better prepared for the future.
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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