Category Archives: leadership + management.

Take a Moment for your Employees and say “Good Morning” and “Thank You”

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Phil Gerbyshak presented a great question for managers or future leaders. He asked

Would It Kill You to Say Good Morning?

Phil also quoted some fascinating numbers- “7% of employees leave their managers because they didn’t say good morning”  I have learned over the years, take care of your people  honestly and with a kind heart, everything else will fall into place.

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Resource:

Would It Kill You to Say Good Morning? by Phil Gerbyshak–Slacker Manager I also recommend people sign up for this blog it will help you become a better leader.

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“The One Minute Entrepreneur” + Leadership+ Student Care = Successful Plan For Everyone

I read an interesting article in the The New York Times that talked about “The One Minute Entrepreneur” (Doubleday, 2008), the latest in the “One Minute” written by Ken Blanchard, and Ethan Willis. The article talked about many interesting things but discussed the following important areas from the book for success:

•Revenue needs to exceed expenses

•. Collect your bills. Don’t let your customers use you to increase their cash flow.

•Take care of your customers. “You work for them.”

•. Take care of your people.

And in the USA Today article added the following important points from “The One Minute Entrepreneur”:

“…A simple tale. But, as always, it never hurts to be reminded of the pitfalls on the path to success, or to reach a new generation with a message of hope. Here are some of their insights. (No wincing, please.):

•Don’t ever underestimate the importance of whom you choose to be with.

•You can get everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

•There are vast opportunities in selling when you’re selling something you believe in.

•Visualize your desired outcome ahead of time.

•Identify what you are passionate about doing. Look to do more of it. If nobody will pay you to do what you love, you have a hobby, not a career.

•If you don’t do what you love, you’ll never work hard enough to be the best.

•Never let your expenses outstrip your revenue.

•Profit is the applause you get for taking care of your customers and creating a motivating environment for your people.

•Work to balance your business life with the rest of your life.

•Continually seek the wisdom of your mentors.

•Pass on the prosperity from your passion. You’ll never be successful unless you help others. Helping others does not just involve financial gains from prosperity, but also includes sharing your time and talent.”

We know our students Learn through a team focused ideas, concrete frameworks, and practical strategies. Below are a few principles that we have found can have a life changing effect on people who need help in changing their lives Prosper, that each of us are lucky to be a part — our customers/students learn how to:

1) Recognizing opportunities, -Talking to our team of sales professionals, who  finds the right program for you and your needs.

2) Taking risks and innovation — the programs are an investment in you can lead to a more fulfilling life .

3) You can find the life you want by following exactly the approach by listening to the knowledge of your mentors and take action on those principles:

4) You develop a plan, in this case for success, and you figure out how to obtain it. Remember -When you’re faced with a problem, you can come up with a solution. In life, everything around you is a problem that has been solved.


I  love sharing and learning with  others through out my company and world on the above points so that  as a team  . We are  lucky to have leaders that are motivated by truth and integrity and coaches, sales, student,customer service and admin people “motivated and have a passion to for work and achievement of our students!”

That is why we have a remarkable, morally strong company, the reason is we have, a good understanding of the idea of personal integrity is essential.

Dr. Steve Carter explains integrity as a three-step process.

  1. Discerning what is right and what is wrong.
  2. Acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost.
  3. Saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right from wrong

I believe that we are continuing to try and create an environment for growth in the next generation of new  employees at Prosper; we will teach and show employees by example an optimistic view of the world . The reason I believe so strongly that attitude changes reality towards a positive direction is because I have seen it in my own life.

In the end  leaders must throw the stones of integrity and success, into the water . Hopefully our growing circles of influence will defeat the tidal wave of negative thinking in the world about everything!

We have started these ripples of true influence in the water of success, by clearly defining  who we are and what we stand  and how we can help others!

I know I  we  are not perfect, but we are trying to strive to become a great company and improving every year and learning from the past.  I know that I can help one student at a time and make a difference  for perhaps a life time( See Starfish story)

I am humbled daily by my fellow team members and our students  hard work and perseverance!

Devin Willis

Resources:

Small-Business Books That Break the Mold by Paul Brown- Published: May 27, 2008-The New York Times

One Minute Entrepreneur’ has bite-size words of wisdom By Kerry Hannon –USA Today


Blogs about: Entrepreneurs WordPress.com

The Insufficiency of Honesty By Stephen L. Carter -Atlantic Monthly, Feb. 1996.

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Inspirational Blogs on Leadership and Management

I found some very inspirational blogs on leadership and management. I would like to share:

Management

CEO Blog — Time Leadership: Jim Estill, CEO of SYNNEX Canada, talks about how you, too, can meet business success.

Dispatches from the New World of Work: Tom Peters heads a consulting services company. His personal motto: “The starting point of all significant change is mindset.”

Extreme Leadership: Have you heard of extreme sports? Well, now there are extreme leaders, too. Steve Farber heads up Extreme Leaders Inc., a business-development company, and he also shares his thoughts on his site.

Slow Leadership: The title of this blog is legitimate: Postings are aimed at truly developing a leader through mindset and behavior change.

Say Leadership Coaching: This Polynesian-themed blog offers mentoring, coaching and training advice to managers and leaders.

Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership Blog: Wally Bock’s very easy-to-scan site dishes up regular doses of information on leadership issues for North American business leaders.

Inspiration

Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace Blog–  is designed to “teach smart people practical ways to become extraordinary.”

A Budding Contrapreneur: This snappy new blog by Matthew K. Ing talks about ideas and why some fail.

Liderlik/Leadership: Both English and German readers can check this blog to become inspired.

Slacker Manager: With pictures, funny lists and useful tips, this slacker blog works hard to keep you interested.

The Bing Blog: You’ll surely find out what not to do to become an effective leader in this blog that covers bad jobs, bad bosses and how to zone out in an all-day meeting.

Self-Awareness

Mavericks at Work: This blog covers “Mavericks at Work,” a veritable how-to book for “what-if executives and entrepreneurs — a collection of new and provocative answers to some of the most basic questions facing companies of every size and leaders in every field.”

800-CEO-READ Blog: Do what the blog says and read up on the latest on business books, authors and the publishing industry.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better : This blog imparts the wisdoms of the book of the same name, which was written by management consultant Bob Tomasko.

The Long Tail: Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, shares the theories behind his book “The Long Tail,” which purports that the economy is shifting its attention from mainstream products and markets to niches.

For many more see “The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark” – here

Resource:

“The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark” By HR World Editors on June 10, 2008

Ethan Willis in the News! E-strengths assessment helps others and Entrepreneur.com-July 24, 2008 by |

Totally Consumed HR Jeff Treder– he aslo , coorrectly pointed  out  I , ” missing some of the heaviest-hitters,” including: All Things Workplace , Managing Leadership , Flowing Motion , Ripple Effect :Human Markets Ask a Manager and Totally Consumed HR .: Thank you!

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