I just read this article and found it so interesting that I had to share it. I’ve thought about it before but the author of this article relates his opinion so eloquently.
People who are constantly on the spotlight are sometimes real inspirational models. Through their own personal choices they show us how to find our own motivation to change things for the better.
Believe in you and never give up.
Have faith and share your love.
Try every day to make a decision that takes courage. Say your opinion without being afraid, acknowledge when you are right, choose to be sincere, avoid temptations. Honesty and integrity are powerful weapons of self-esteem. Be clear about what you want and claim it with all of your strength.
Each person is unique. Don’t imitate others. Discover your own path and follow it with pride and self-esteem. The way we think reflects on our lives. You may not be in a position to change the facts but you can most certainly choose the way you handle them.
- Forgive and forget. One mistake, or one weakness, is just one part of the whole person. Step back, set aside a mistake, and think about the whole person. Forget that mistake, because you know that viewing any one through the lens of one incident may forever impact how you treat them. And you know they will be able to tell. To forgive may be divine, but to forget can be even more divine.
- Transform company goals into the employees’ personal goals. Inspire your employees to achieve company goals, make them feel that what they do will benefit them as much as it does the company. Employees who feel a sense of personal purpose almost always outperform employees who feel a sense of company purpose. Know your employees well enough to tap the personal, not just the professional.
- Look past the action to the emotion and motivation. Search for the underlying issues that, when overcome, lead to much bigger change for the better.
- Support without seeking credit. Whatever the issue, support your employees. To do otherwise undermines the employee’s credibility and possibly authority. Support your employees even if that shines a negative spotlight on yourself. It is the right thing to do.
- Make fewer public decisions. When a decision needs to be made, most of the time the best person to make that decision is the person closest to the issue. Decide who is the right person not to avoid making the decision but because you know you shouldn’t make it.
- Don’t see control as a reward. Don’t exercise control. Rather be a person who helps.
- Allow others to learn their own lessons. Work together with them to figure out what happened and what to do to correct the mistake. Help find a better way.
- Let employees have the ideas. See the potential in your employees and find ways to let them have the ideas.
- Always go home feeling you could have done things a little better or smarter. Every day make a silent commitment to do even better than yesterday.