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  • Linda Cervo 12:29 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: Captured from Brian Tracy's post,   

    Leaders are made, not born. They create and develop their leadership qualities by becoming men and women with core values of fine character, and integrity.

    Your core values, business ethics and leadership qualities precede you and affect all of your interactions with other people. Your business ethics are manifested in your willingness to adhere to the core values which you hold most dear.

    It’s easy to make promises and hard to keep them, but if you do, every single act of integrity will make your character a little stronger. And as you improve the quality and strength of your character, every other part of your life will improve as well.

    What are your core values?


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  • Linda Cervo 9:15 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink  

    The 7 Personality Traits of a Good Leader 

    Jim Rohn’s fundamental keys to leadership:

    1. Learn to be strong, but not rude. Do not ever mistaken rudeness for strength. It is not even a good substitute.

    2. Learn to be kind, but not weak.  Kindness is a certain type of strength. We must be kind enough to tell somebody the truth. We must be kind enough to tell it as it is and not deal with delusion.

    3. Learn to be bold, but not a bully. It takes boldness, braveness and courage to tackle the potential problem and discover the signs of trouble. Bullies seek to undermine the weaker person to gain power. A bully is someone who is politically skilled or socially confident who can understand or sense what their target is most insecure about.

    4. Learn to be humble, but not timid. Some people mistake timidity with humility. But humility is a virtue, modesty, an awareness of the human soul and spirit. Timidity is a fear of the unknown or fear of making decisions.

    5. Be proud, but not arrogant. Be proud and celebrate your own achievements, and yet be humble. But do not ever be arrogant. The worst type of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance. Arrogance is intolerable. If someone is smart and arrogant, we can sometimes tolerate that. But if someone is ignorant and arrogant, it is just too much to take.

    6. Develop a humour, but without folly. It is ok to be witty, but not silly. It is ok to be fun, but not foolish. Have a sense of humour, but not a clown.

    7. Deal in realities. Set goals. Set it high if you must. But deal with it with a sense of reality. Do not be delusional.




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  • Linda Cervo 11:55 am on April 19, 2014 Permalink  

    Few Notes on Leadership from John Maxwell’s Book (Law #2) 

    Leadership must be earned. It cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned.

    Leadership is different from management. Management is into process and systems. Leadership is into influence.

    A good entrepreneur does not necessarily mean as a good leader. If they can’t influence people, then, they cannot lead.

    High IQ does not necessarily equates to leadership.

    Being a trendsetter is not the same as being the leader. To be a leader, a person has to not only be out front, but to also have people intentionally coming behind him, following his lead and acting on his vision.

    It is not the position that makes the leader. It is the leader the makes the position.

    Position and title often have little to do with who is really in-charge.

    And there are several factors come into play:

    1. Character – Who they are. People can sense the depth of character.

    2. Relationships – Who they know

    3. Knowledge – What they know

    4. Intuition – How they feel

    5. Experience – Where they had been

    6. Past Success – What they have done

    7. Ability – What they can do

    If you think you have Leadership Ability, then try leading. You will learn to lead through influence.


    (Law#2: Law of Influence)


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  • Linda Cervo 4:12 am on April 18, 2014 Permalink  

    The Importance of Leadership in an Organization 

    Leadership plays a critical part in an organization, especially if the goal is to expand and extend its services. However, growth of an organization will depend on how good the management is and on who is leading it. Expansion and growth cannot be obtained where the management has a very low level of leadership.

    In John Maxwell’s book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, he states there that,

    “In times of trouble, organizations naturally look for new leadership.

    When the country is experiencing hard times, it elects new president.

    When the company is loosing money, it hires a new CEO.

    When a church is floundering, it searches for a new senior pastor.

    When a sports team keep loosing, it looks for a new head coach.”

    Another remarkable story in this book is the exchange of coversation between Don Stephensons and John Maxwell. Don said that whenever his people went to an organization, they always started by doing two things. First, they trained all the staff to improve their level of service to the customers. And second, They fired the leader.

    “You always fire him? Every time?”, John asked

    “That’s right, every time.” Don said

    Don’s reasoning, if the leader is good, the organization would’nt be in the mess it’s in.

    Now, how will you know that you are in a bad organization?

    •  Authoritative Statement Policy of Because I Said So. This type of management is practicing Fear-Based Strategy and is never going to drive high level of performance.
    • Fast Turnover of Employees. If employees are leaving either by choice or by force, this is a bad sign of bad management.
    • Division. If there is a high division between the staff, intentional or not, there is a dynfunction in the system.
    • Bullying. This is not only visible in school place, but also, in workplace. If bullying is being tolerated in the workplace, you are in a bad organization.
    • No Code of Ethics.

    And how will you assess yourself as a leader? You can assess yourself by rating the following items from 0 to 10, where 10 is the highest.

    • People skills
    • Planning and Strategic Thinking
    • Vision
    • Results
    Food for thought about leadership using the Law of the Lid: A leader will only follow a leader with higher lid than them. An 8-rated leader won’t follow a 6-rated leader. And a 6-rated leader won’t follow a 4-rated leader. And a company will never expand its organization if the management have a very bad leadership and management. If the company wants to expand, then the leadership level must be raised.
    A good leader must also have Standard Set of Code of Ethics whose basis of judgement is facts.



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  • Linda Cervo 12:26 am on April 12, 2014 Permalink  

    Few Simple But Great Tips to be Healthy (Lessons Learned from Tony Robbins) 

    Here are a few SIMPLE but GREAT TIPS to be Healthy which can be added to our daily routine.

    “Without your health, nothing else matters.”

    Lessons learned from Tony Robbins:

    1. Consume 70% to 80% of alkali-forming foods (green vegetables, almonds, avocados, etc.)

    2. Limit the intake of acid-forming foods (animal meats, dairy products, sugars, etc.)

    3. Give your diet a boost with nutritional supplements and quality greens (wheatgrass, etc).

    4. Add fresh lemon to water daily.

    5. Stay active and move as much as you can.

    6. Test your pH.

    Image from MindBodyGreen


    To watch more of

    Tony Robbins’ Health Topics, click here.



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