Saturday, June 6, 2009

Responsibility And Liberty

Personal responsibility, personal rights and liberty go together. The American author Henry D. Thoreau wrote; "The greatest enabler of rights and freedom is individual responsibility. Without personal responsibility, rights are meaningless." Don't blame your problems on other people, situations or circumstances. When you are ready to take full responsibility for your emotions, your actions and your results, you are free to grow.

Friday, June 5, 2009

People Plus Processes

As a leader you need to put your focus onto what drives your business. The equation is P2=R; People + Processes = Results. Any chain is as strong as its weakest link. If you lack results you either lack the people or the processes. Focus first where it makes the biggest difference. Usually you will find success when you put your focus on your key relationships and your results.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Minimize Your Maximum Loss

Always work on minimizing the impact of the worst possible outcome you can think of. In the face of uncertainty "minimax" is a decision rule used in decision- and game theory, statistics and philosophy to minimize the maximum possible loss. It can be applied to decisions where the consequences of decisions depend on unknown facts. For example, deciding to prospect for minerals entails a cost which will be wasted if the minerals are not present, but will bring major rewards if they are. Work to minimize your maximum risk.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Attraction Comes From Action

Don't believe people offering you instant success, an easy life where your down line supposedly does all the work, promising you only need to sit back relax, concentrate and think about all you want to see happen in your life. That's not the law of attraction, that's the law of inaction. Of course a positive mental attitude is vital, aided by having your goals clearly visualized. But, primarily you generate attraction from your action. So get ready, position yourself, build your platform and be prepared to work hard.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Develop Your Options

In a world where complexity is growing and the rate of change is increasing we need to develop our strategic options. I read in a recent McKinsey report the conclusion that our perception of risks and uncertainties have changed. You can make plans even in the midst of chaos. If you know your goals you can develop scenarios through combination of conditions that would take you to your goals. You are only as free as your options. Develop them!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Focus On Strengths

As a leader you create value by managing people and not as much by your own individual contribution. Success will depend on how well you match you team. Great leaders focus on the strengths of their best people. Poor leaders focus on the weaknesses of their worst people. Focus most of your efforts on your key contributors and help them to win. They act as role models for the team. When they win, you win!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

No Hope, No Action

Fear is belief in a negative outcome that usually you have vividly visualized in your own mind. Fear extinguishes possibilities. It hampers hopeful creativity. Fear only allows for a threatening, damaging outcome. Fear neutralizes hope and when there is no hope, there is no action. Shift back from fear to courage. And, when your beliefs are different, then your expectations about outcomes become different.
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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