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How To Measure Success

Leadership Measure Success

Leaders learn what is important enough to measure.   One metric favored by Tom Schmitt, a FedEx exec, is to count good days versus bad one- for his employees as well as himself. For example, he regularly takes a look at a typical week and asks himself whether he’s happy and excited about his job four days out of five. Then he asks whether he’s helping the folks who work for him enjoy their jobs four out of five days.

Such high standards – and realism – are commendable. Not every day is going to be perfect, and it does no good to pretend that it should be. After all, on the way to perfection, life usually intervenes. But if we’re thriving 80 percent of the time, we can probably make it through the rough spots.

 

 

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Character Quotes

 

Character Quotes : About Character Building

{mosimage}Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.  

- Albert Einstein, Swiss-American mathematician and physicist

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.  

- Theodore Roosevelt,  26th U.S. president

Character, not circumstance, makes the person.

- Booker T. Washington,  Educator and humanitarian

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet

If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig." 

- Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. president

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Business Quotes Illustrations Accomplishment Adversity

AB – AD : Quotes & Illustrations For Powerful Presentations  


Ability • Abundance •  Accomplishment • Action • Adaptability • Advancement • Adversity

 

Ability Quote & Illustration

It’s not so much what we have, as what we do with that we have, that makes the difference in this world. For example:
  • Longfellow could take a worthless sheet of paper, write a poem on it and make it worthy $6,000. That’s genius!
  • Rockefeller could put his name to a piece of paper and make it worth a million. That’s capital!
  • Uncle Sam can take a silver, stamp an emblem on it, and make it worth a dollar. That’s money!
  • A mechanic can take a metal that is worth only five dollars and make it worth three hundred and fifty dollars. That’s skill!
  • An artist can take a ten dollar piece of canvas, paint a picture on it and make it worth thousands. That’s art!

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Professional Courtesy Email and Instant Message Use

business resources courtesy in workplace Before dashing off a quick email or instant message to a friend or family member during a protracted work meeting,  remember that your message may be monitored. Over three-quarters (76%) of US firms report that they record and review their employee communications on the job, with over half retaining and reviewing email.

The consequences of misuse can be severe. The American Management Association reports that one in four companies have terminated employees for email misuse. This might be the perfect day to brush up on what your employer says about proper use of email and IM in the "Company Handbook."  Companies large and small are implementing electronic technology policies. The primary drivers for communication monitoring are legal and regulatory. In a court of law, email, instant messages, and other employee content has become evidence. They are the equivalent of business DNA.  

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Talking About The Weather

Weather watchers favorite hobby

Americans love the weather, it’s one of our conversational mainstays.  Mark Twain’s famous quip, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” is not quite true.  Many people are watching it closely, and weather watching has spun off an entire industry catering to amateurs and professionals. Most operating system offer "gadgets" for desktops and mobile alterts for breaking weather news.

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