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“I’ve come to believe that the most valuable talent is being able to recognize hidden skills that others possess. Why? There’s only one you, and you only have so much time. But if you can bring out the best in others, you gain remarkable leverage.”
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reason “why” we do our work .
Great Leadership Is All About One Thing (Hint: Not You) - http://pulse.me/s/hM3GW
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
“One job for life hasn’t been true for a while, but in the tech space even expecting to have one skill-set for life may be asking too much. Jobs may last less than a decade before becoming obsolete. So how do we cope?”
The answer here is to find jobs that both solve human problems while being “tech proof”. Technology will continue to evolve and change and so will the industries that surround it. The only “safe” jobs will be those that can’t replace the human aspect, those jobs which require attributes such as compassion, service, care and empathy. These jobs that can hold onto the human aspect, I predict will be both safe and rewarding.
This is the great challenge of 21st-century leadership. We have grown up with certain assumptions about what works in an enterprise, what the metrics for success are, how we organize and deploy resources. The bulk of those assumptions are wrong now. The world in which we were raised and trained no longer exists. The clarity of words we use to discuss business, standbys like marketplace and competitive advantage, are being redefined and rendered almost meaningless.
I’ve always believed this as the truth. Nowhere is this more obvious than as a healthcare professional. Take ownership in what you do!
"The Recipe" How & why certain companies keep winning.
Most successful organizations seem to have one thing in common, that common thread is good leadership. Excellent leaders are able to use everything and every opportunity to expand their vision by harnessing the power and potential of the people around them.
Having a positive influence on the people around you is a powerful tool. Much more powerful than that of prestige or control.
Do not seek to follow the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Think it forward.
Do you want your company to be bigger than the rest? Or do you want it to be better than the rest? The two aren’t necessarily exclusive, but this is why better is best.
I spoke to a leader at one of the world’s most dynamic companies and he told me, “We’re concerned with people first, service…
Power or Impression?
@Square @FastCompany This is a good option for new and upcoming private practitioners. #tech #innovation
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