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Four Action Steps That Will Build Your Self-Confidence – Leadership …

If you want to change your mind set to be more positive your first step is to get rid of your negative thoughts and actions. The truth is the more you give in to your negative thoughts the harder it is to improve your self-confidence.So how do you break free from negative thinking? One of the most important exercises you can do to develop your self-confidence is to practice positive mental imagery. Just as negative images can hurt your self-confidence, positive images can help your self-confidence significantly – Peter Drucker, A Class With Drucker, William A. Continue reading

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How to Become a Better Leader

Leadership skills are a must regardless of whether you are a businessperson or in the service field. It takes skill, dedication, passion and perseverance to become an able leader. While it isn’t easy to hone oneself into becoming an effective authority figure, it certainly isn’t impossible either.We all have different ideas on what makes a strong leader, but there are a few common traits some of the most successful trailblazers share: these include adaptability, approachability, diligence, and most important of all – motivation. In order to make these characteristics second nature, there are certain strategies you should implement in your professional life Continue reading

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Develop 10 ways to build your self-confidence | eBIZ.com Pvt Ltd Diary

  Good news for associates, India has launched world’s Cheapest Tablet costing Rs 1300 only [Must See]Developing self-confidence is the starting step of positive personal development. Your self-confidence matters in your day to day activities. The more you are confident, the more enlightened perception you have which appears in front of your world.All the factors which affect to your confidence are within you. So you need not only to recognize and understand them but also change them towards your positive perception. Here are listed points to describe about boosting your self-confidence.1. Continue reading

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Building Confidence – Azzarello Group

(Image credit unknown)What holds people back?I had a great conversation today on Intrepid Radio with Todd Schnick about what holds people back in their careers and their pursuit of success.This was a fun and interesting conversation. Have a listen here.Break free of your job descriptionI talked about how people often don’t see the possibility to break outside the constraints of their job description.So they get stuck just repeatedly doing what is asked of them, so they never create their breakthrough.This, by the way, is why I wrote my book RISE — To help more people get the career they want.In RISE, I talk about how you need to do more than your job description if you want to get ahead. I talk about why you need to, and specifically how to:1. Work in a way that doesn’t use up all your time… so you can2. Continue reading

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On Insecurity and Confidence at Work – Leveling Up — kate{mats}

The is a lot of power in being positive at work.Just think to yourself about what makes a good coworker?Most jobs don’t come with an instruction manual.  And there are certainly no hard fast rules on what it takes to be awesome at work.  But I bet when you thought about your answer to the above question, someone came to mind.  Most of us we have had the privilege to work with at least one amazing comrade in their career.I am sure you know who I am talking about – the one person who you always felt like you could do to for help, and was always nice and friendly when you bumped into them in the kitchen or hallway.  Now think of your favorite friends – the ones you love to spend time with – what are they like?  Do they listen to you?  Are they open to your ideas?  How do they make you feel when you are together?Early in my career I had this little problem we will call insecurity.  I knew it was smart (in fact almost all of my positive feedback came from school assignments, and work projects) and it was the one thing I was proud about and felt like it added value.  In fact, being smart and capable of completing work was how I defined my self-worth (and it still is at times).However, this insecurity and desire to impress was good because it drove me to improve and be better (and work harder) — but it also crippled me in weird ways:I felt the need to feel important.  I wanted credit, recognition and praise for my accomplishments. Continue reading

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How can you become the leader of a group even when you don’t know what you’re talking about?

How can you become the leader of a group even when you don’t know what you’re talking about?Speak first. Speak confidently. Speak often.In a study involving groups solving math problems, leaders proved to be no more competent than the other members. Those with the most dominant personalities ended up running things and it was because they spoke first and most forcefully.Via The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us:As you’ve probably anticipated, in the actual experiment, the group leaders proved to be no more competent than anyone else. Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Team Building Activities | team building tips

When it comes to getting the most out of team building activities, the old adage “you get out of it what you put into it” is true. Hiring a team building company doesn’t mean they are going to spoon feed your team answers or sprinkle them with fairy dust and – poof – they are an intact work group.  A good facilitator knows their role is simply to set up a team building activity that gets the conversation going.  From there, the reflection and transfer back to the workplace is up to the team.What?  Once an activity is completed, the What? is simply taking a look at the immediate observations.  The participants are gaining insight through their own experience. What did you see, hear, and experience in this activity?  The great thing about being a facilitator is that this is your experience, we’re just there to ask the right questions and get you thinking.So what?  The next part of the process is when participants internalize these experiences and begin to see the larger meaning and make correlations back to the office.  How is this experience similar to the way you operate in the workplace Continue reading

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Read this, please, everyone: Franco, you definitely belong with Labour

Franco Debono repeats incessantly that he is a “true Nationalist”, the biggest Nationalist of them all. But he is not. He is totalitarian, oppressive, bullying, anti-democratic and illiberal.He is the quintessential Mintoffian, and culturally, politically and in all other aspects, that is the party with which he belongs: the new Mintoffian party, led by neo-Mintoffian Joseph Muscat.Franco Debono’s psychological and behavioural similarities to Dom Mintoff are astounding. He has the same chips, the same complexes, the same personality flaws and the same sociopathic tendencies.He is unpleasant, awful, bossy, bullying, foul, chippy and intolerant. He is self-centred, egotistical and narcissistic Continue reading

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When Motivating Employees, Expectations Are Everything …

During the 1930s researchers from Harvard University conducted productivity studies at Western Electric’s Hawthorne facility that demonstrated how management attention generates immediate productivity increases. However sustained, long-term productivity is facilitated when management communicates the consistent message that employees will perform to the expectations of established standards.More than 300 additional studies support the fact that an employee’s achievement goes beyond their individual personal ability and mirrors their manager’s expectations. These findings indicate that employees perform in accordance with what is expected of them, even above their own beliefs in their abilities. This fact can play a significant role when it comes to individual performance.It is important for managers to understand that if they openly demonstrate they believe an employee to be competent and worthwhile, then he or she is likely to be more effective and perceive their job to be more rewarding. Continue reading

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Leadership Thought #278 – Leadership Requires More Than Intelligence and Potential

In sports and in life, it doesn’t matter how much potential you have or how good you are, if your team/organization consistently loses or doesn’t live up to expectations.  I’ve seen many capable and talented leaders stumble when it comes to getting results from others.  It’s not always the smartest, most confident, and technically superior person who wins, but rather the leader who is able to get great results from average people.   Leaders need to grow and leverage the capabilities of their team, continually develop their own skills sets, and step up in the clutch if they want to leave a legacy of winning and high performance.Very quickly the pedigree of your business school doesn’t matter (if you even went to one) – it is just a foot in the door.  There is a big difference between how you perform in school and how you navigate the rigors of the real business world.  In my experience, there is some truth to the famous saying that “A students work for B students in companies owned by C Students.” Theory and practice don’t always jibe.  Being smart is definitely and asset but only in so far as it can be successfully leveraged and transferred to other people.  Intellectual humility is a must.  You are a never truly successful in spite of your colleagues only ever because of them. It’s an important lesson many talented smart people struggle to learn.In addition, potential is like a muscle, unless you exercise it will atrophy.  What made you successful yesterday won’t necessarily translate to tomorrow.  Continued professional development is not optional if you want to achieve long term success.  You need to regularly home your skills and broaden your experience base to increase your leadership capacity to deal with uncertainty and maximize opportunities.  While you should always trust your gut, it should be based on an informed rather than ego driven perspective.  Every day is an opportunity to learn and get better. You never know when your abilities will get tested.Finally, you need to be able to perform in the clutch.  Padding your stats when you are down by three touchdowns because the other team is playing prevent defense may look good on paper, but it is inconsequential. Anyone can make the easy sale or ride market trends when they are good.  It’s when your backs against the wall and the challenge is great, that true leaders step up and perform. Continue reading

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