Managing Your Life – Be Proactive

Summary – 10 steps of being Proactive you can start today Learn to Plan Learn to Play Recognize & accept limits Hang out with positive people Learn to tolerate & forgive Avoid unnecessary competition Get regular exercise Learn a systematic drug-free way to relax Talk out your troubles Change your thinking Taking the day-to-day stress and negative impact of distractions. The 10 steps to being proactive in your life can really help with both! Basically have a purpose, a plan, learn to forgive and move on, watch you negative thinking and self-talk, and don’t forget to play!...

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Tip 165 – Vision Recall Factor

  Vision Recall Factor – 80% When you can have people in an organization recall in their own words the company’s vision you have everyone on the same page working in the same direction. The ideal vision recall factor is 80%. Simply stated 80% of an organization’s people should be able to recall the vision in their own words. In order to have an 80% recall factor you have to have constant, consistent, and highly visible communication of the organization’s vision. The vision statement needs to be simple and clear. The shorter it is the better. It must be compel...

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Tip 175 – How can you ensure you stay connected to your customer?

  Three level maximum from your Customer & Market The simple truth you may not want to hear and accept is once you are in management and you are more then three levels removed from your customers and/ or market your ability to be in tune with what is really going on is suspect at best. You are not close enough to the real action and must now rely on third party information and intelligence. You must now ensure you have good people at the key positions close enough to you customer and objective enough to know how and when keep the organizations goals and strategic vision alive and...

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Tip 156 – The value of perspective in skillful negotiation & management!

  Understanding someone’s perspective may be helpful! Periodically I revisit the great work by Daniel Goleman, “Working with Emotional Intelligence.” I highly recommend his work! He speaks about the value of understanding someone’s perspective and knowing why they feel the way they do, is not giving in. in his words “but to more skillful negotiation and management individuals, understanding someone’s perspective and demonstrating empathy, tough decisions may generate less resentment and lasting ill will.”...

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Role Model – There are no Obstacles only Opportunities!

  There are no Obstacles only Opportunities   A large part of leading and managing is in being a role model. At the heart of this leadership mantra “There are no Obstacles only Opportunities” is exactly that. Developing an everyday mindset that “there is always an opportunity” takes effort and patience. When you succeed then the end result is that you become unflappable. You simply cannot be put off your game. You transmit a positive “can-do” attitude that is contagious and others feed off of it. You breed an open approachable more transparent world....

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Tip 150 – Personal Developmental Action Plan – Have a Vision!

  “Begin with the end in mind!” The Letter – In the Future looking back on life & Career – “Your Name”   Write a letter exercise. As a means to getting started with your own personal developmental activities and plan. In doing this exercise you really step back and begin with the end in mind. After all is said and done and you are at the end of your career and a large part of you personal life has been experienced what did it look like and how was it? This exercise is often used to help one create their personal vision mission statement and directional mapping...

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