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  1. 1. “Wayne Gretzky’s success came from skating to where the puck was going. Mine came from already being there.” - David Mettler Greatness is waiting. Are you ready?Greatness is waiting. Are you ready?The compilation as of: 10/11/2012
  2. 2. BONUS TIP:Well, not always…That’s me (wearing orange) during a USAHockey International tournament in 2002.And, yes, that’s the puck in the net! Icertainly wasn’t ‘there’ for that one!Resilience and perseverance are traits a“goalie” learns all too well. The simple factsare: setbacks come, yet you can never stopgiving less than 100%.Much like life, success in goaltending relieson your ability to manage the situation, learnfrom it, and maintain an undistracted focuson the bigger picture. It just happens with alot of intensity.When I first started “tweeting” in May 2010, Ihad no idea how many people I wouldinfluence. I posted popular quotes, thingspeople said that resonated with me, and myown insights - which became “COACH’STIPS”. For the longest time, I had less than10 followers, but I kept tweeting, linked themto my LinkedIn account, Facebook business Today, people often say, “Hey! You’re the “COACH’S TIPs” guy!”, and tell mepage, and never gave up. how much they appreciate my tweets. A friend suggested I compile them into a “book” - so… here it is! I hope you enjoy! Whatever it may be that you are working towards, stick with it!
  3. 3. COACH’S TIP: Busy people feeloverwhelmed. Theyre usuallyon a treadmill going nowhere. Be a productive person instead. Get it Done. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  4. 4. COACH’S TIP:Leaders need a strong sense of self and a strong pride in themselves to do what they do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  5. 5. COACH’S TIP:Leaders with character standfor something. They dont just talk about these things, they live them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  6. 6. COACH’S TIP:Listening begets listening.Someone needs to go first, might as well be you.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  7. 7. COACH’S TIP:20% of a situation (or data set)produces 80% of the outcome (results). Find and focus your efforts on the key 20%. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  8. 8. COACH’S TIP: 80% of the effort is spent onthe first 20% of a successfulendeavor. Plan well and build momentum. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  9. 9. COACH’S TIP:A boss that has no interest in the development of a subordinate will not be that persons boss for long. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  10. 10. COACH’S TIP:A desk is a dangerous place to run your organization from. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  11. 11. COACH’S TIP: A key indicator of a hidden agenda at work is whensomething just doesnt seem right. Look to see who is profiting for clues. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  12. 12. COACH’S TIP:A leader doesnt have to becruel, unprofessional, or a bully boss to be tough.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  13. 13. COACH’S TIP: A leaders inability orunwillingness to trust others will result in others lack of trust in them.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  14. 14. COACH’S TIP:A scarcity mindset will keep you in a small game.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  15. 15. COACH’S TIP: A team playing to win willdefeat a team playing not to lose every time.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  16. 16. COACH’S TIP: A vision is great, but itsmeaningless unless you have values. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  17. 17. COACH’S TIP: Accept only one standard -excellence. The surest way to maintain that standard is to lead by example. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  18. 18. COACH’S TIP: Achievement loses itsmeaning if you dont enjoy theprocess. Make it fun, exciting,and rewarding to accomplish your goals. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  19. 19. COACH’S TIP:Adversity is a test to see if you have matured as a leader, or not. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  20. 20. COACH’S TIP:After making a decision - takeone immediate step towards completing it, then plan the second to build momentum. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  21. 21. COACH’S TIP: Anyone can be a leader, butonly the fearless can be great. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  22. 22. COACH’S TIP: As a leader, your behaviors,beliefs, attitudes, and example are a powerful role model for your staff members. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  23. 23. COACH’S TIP: As a leader, you need yourfollowers more than they need you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  24. 24. COACH’S TIP: As the leader, when you doexcellent work, the expectation on everyone else is to do excellent work. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  25. 25. COACH’S TIP: As the leader, your team willtypically become exactly what you think it will. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  26. 26. COACH’S TIP: As you grow, you becomemore of who you already are. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  27. 27. COACH’S TIP: As you lead, so shall yourorganization become. Morale, engagement, attitude of the company are that of its leaders. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  28. 28. COACH’S TIP: Asking employees for input shows respect, helps you make the right decision, andhelps them invest in the work. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  29. 29. COACH’S TIP:At the end of the day, youre really working for yourself.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  30. 30. COACH’S TIP:Attention to detail will keep youfully engaged, in-touch, and in the know with your teams. Dont rely on advisors. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  31. 31. COACH’S TIP: Be aware of what yourecommunicating. Its NOT what youre saying 55% isnonverbal cues, 38% is tone, and 7% is words. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  32. 32. COACH’S TIP: Be aware of your personalareas for development. Ask for feedback from a few trustedsources and look for common themes. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  33. 33. COACH’S TIP:Be careful and be selectivewith your goals. Scatteringyour focus and your energy weakens you.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  34. 34. COACH’S TIP:Be careful with the labels you assign to things. By naming something a problem, you make it one. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  35. 35. COACH’S TIP:Be committed, yet flexible. Dump things that arentmoving your team toward its goals.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  36. 36. COACH’S TIP: Be self-motivated. Dont waitfor someone else to tell you todo something, or when to do it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  37. 37. COACH’S TIP:Be supportive with those thatfail, unsympathetic with those that dont even try. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  38. 38. COACH’S TIP:Be sure you really want toachieve a goal before you commit yourself to it. WHY>HOW.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  39. 39. COACH’S TIP:Become a master of change rather than a victim of it.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  40. 40. COACH’S TIP: Before attending someoneelses meeting, make sure it isnecessary for you to be there. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  41. 41. COACH’S TIP: Before you can effectivelyinfluence and persuade others you need to understand their perspective. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  42. 42. COACH’S TIP: Before you go home thisafternoon, plan the tasks youwish to accomplish next week. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  43. 43. COACH’S TIP: Being a leader demands a responsibility FOR and aresponsibility TO your team.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  44. 44. COACH’S TIP:Being a leader doesnt meaneveryone else is a follower. It means you draw out the possibilities around you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  45. 45. COACH’S TIP:Bridge the gaps between howyou see yourself (self-image)and how others perceive you (public image). www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  46. 46. COACH’S TIP: Build your team with positivepeople who share similar goals to yours. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  47. 47. COACH’S TIP: Change creates areas forimprovement. Even if you dont support the change, embrace the opportunities it brings. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  48. 48. COACH’S TIP:Change happens. Adopt andadapt, or you may be facing a larger one. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  49. 49. COACH’S TIP:Change is constant. Careerkiller no. 2 today Failure toanticipate, understand, and adjust to the evolving marketplace.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  50. 50. COACH’S TIP:Change is not a one shot deal.Its your job to build a direction and foundation for sustained change. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  51. 51. COACH’S TIP:Change your perspective -problems are always rich opportunities.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  52. 52. COACH’S TIP: Clearly defined and writtengoals give people a sense ofsecurity about the future andgive them confidence in their efforts. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  53. 53. COACH’S TIP:Common sense isnt common. If you dont have it - solicitother opinions, perspectives, and feedback. Research similar cases. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  54. 54. COACH’S TIP: Communicating clearexpectations is not a one-time thing. Its an ongoingmanagement duty that never ceases. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  55. 55. COACH’S TIP: Complex things are usually made up of simplecomponents. Apply the divide and conquer approach to every level of your work. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  56. 56. COACH’S TIP: Compromise is a form of lose-lose agreement; its a quick fix. Build trust and go for the synergy of win-win. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  57. 57. COACH’S TIP:Confidence and enthusiasmare the best traits to display when making that first impression.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  58. 58. COACH’S TIP: Conflict is a part of evenhealthy organizations. It cant be avoided. Successfulexecutives listen for win-win solutions. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  59. 59. COACH’S TIP: Conquer fear of change. Change = growth, Growth = personal satisfaction.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  60. 60. COACH’S TIP: Contact points betweenleaders and their reports are the focal points of the organizations success.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  61. 61. COACH’S TIP:Continuous improvement is the secret to sustainable success.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  62. 62. COACH’S TIP:Create and rank both weekly and daily To-Do lists by importance and urgency. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  63. 63. COACH’S TIP: Culture is fostered throughstories. What is said about the current events in yourorganization sets the tone for the future. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  64. 64. COACH’S TIP: Decisive leaders build trust. Indecisive leaders tax theentire organization. Research, decide, follow-up, adjust. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  65. 65. COACH’S TIP: Despite all the press, Thank yous are still rare. Sincerelythanking someone reinforces behaviors and relationships. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  66. 66. COACH’S TIP:Difficult conversations are well named. Dont put them off. Conversation is a two way dialogue - its not a lecture. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  67. 67. COACH’S TIP:Do first things first, one at a time.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  68. 68. COACH’S TIP:Do it for greatness, not for money. Money follows greatness.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  69. 69. COACH’S TIP:Do what you know you shoulddo, even when you don’t feel like doing it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  70. 70. COACH’S TIP:Does your team know whatexcellent performance lookslike? Now theres a meeting worth having!www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  71. 71. COACH’S TIP: Don’t lower your expectationsto accommodate someone that refuses to raise theirs. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  72. 72. COACH’S TIP: Dont ask a question withoutfirst attempting as much of the productive effort you could do by yourself. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  73. 73. COACH’S TIP: Dont ask people if they understand. Ask them howthey will use the information and the next steps they will take.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  74. 74. COACH’S TIP: Dont be too busy to do something productive.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  75. 75. COACH’S TIP:Dont confuse value with price.If you raise your price but the value remains the same, you will lose your customer. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  76. 76. COACH’S TIP: Dont confuse working withmaking progress. Spend 80% of your time on things that MOVE you forward. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  77. 77. COACH’S TIP:Dont focus on the negative.Instead of stating what youcant or wont do, talk about what you will do instead.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  78. 78. COACH’S TIP:Dont just track numbers.Track the QUALITY of the numbers.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  79. 79. COACH’S TIP:Dont lead knowledge workers as if they were manual workers. Effectiveness > Efficiency. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  80. 80. COACH’S TIP:Dont let a bad situation fester.You will either pay now, or pay later. Later almost always costs more. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  81. 81. COACH’S TIP: Dont let yourself become more comfortable with oldproblems than you are with new solutions.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  82. 82. COACH’S TIP:Dont spend time organizing things you should discard.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  83. 83. COACH’S TIP:Dont wait until you are writing a resume to develop your career objective. Whatexperience(s) do you need to get there? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  84. 84. COACH’S TIP: Effective is based on theprecise understanding of thesituation at hand, not the fad of the month. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  85. 85. COACH’S TIP: Employee empowermentmeans giving your employees the responsibility AND the authority to take action. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  86. 86. COACH’S TIP:Employee satisfaction and engagement are directly related to the quality ofleadership they perceive.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  87. 87. COACH’S TIP:Encourage candor. Without it, no change is possible. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  88. 88. COACH’S TIP:Encouragement and praise arefree, and often the best way to motivate people. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  89. 89. COACH’S TIP:Even a simple event can getcomplicated when it involves coordinating others.Communicate, communicate, communicate! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  90. 90. COACH’S TIP: Even in a very large organization, strive for individual relationships everywhere you can.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  91. 91. COACH’S TIP:Even in the business worldtheres too much HOPING things happen, and not enough MAKING things happen.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  92. 92. COACH’S TIP: Everyone contributes to themission and every task counts- no matter how small. Remind your people often. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  93. 93. COACH’S TIP:Everyone on your team musthave objectives, know how toget there, and whats in it for them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  94. 94. COACH’S TIP:Excuses, even if they are true, are still excuses. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  95. 95. COACH’S TIP:Failing to act, or to ask, isoften the greatest failure of them all.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  96. 96. COACH’S TIP: Fewer than one in ten e-mailsis important. Turn off your alert and get to work. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  97. 97. COACH’S TIP:Find your Power hour. The time during the day whenyoure the most productive.Save this for your toughest assignments.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  98. 98. COACH’S TIP:Focus on the larger goal helpsyou overcome setbacks along the way. Never lose sight of the big picture. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  99. 99. COACH’S TIP:Focus on the positive. Leaders tend to get more of what they focus on. People and teams thrive in a positive atmosphere. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  100. 100. COACH’S TIP: For the most productivemeetings, check your title at the door.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  101. 101. COACH’S TIP: Foster self-motivation by providing the right conditions,opportunities, and environment for those you lead. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  102. 102. COACH’S TIP: Friendly competition doesnt only have to be used tomotivate sales teams. Just besure youre promoting the right behaviors. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  103. 103. COACH’S TIP: Get your team out of victimthinking. Focus on the options they have and can do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  104. 104. COACH’S TIP: Goals are great, but success comes when you achievethem. Spend time moving, not measuring. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  105. 105. COACH’S TIP:Goals dont have to be written text. An image of what youwant can also be effective. A photo is worth a thousand words! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  106. 106. COACH’S TIP: Good planning not only tellsyou how to get from here tothere, but also identifies the resources required. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  107. 107. COACH’S TIP: Good projects are alwayssuccessful in the end. If its not successful - its not the end! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  108. 108. COACH’S TIP: Good things happen when people stand up and becomethe leader they were meant to be. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  109. 109. COACH’S TIP: Great leaders inspire themiddle 75% to perform like the top 10%. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  110. 110. COACH’S TIP: Great leaders not only usetheir own strengths well, they help others discover theirs. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  111. 111. COACH’S TIP:Great presentations anticipate& address potential questions& objections in ways that are meaningful to your target audience. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  112. 112. COACH’S TIP: Greatness is won or lostduring the times when nobody is watching. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  113. 113. COACH’S TIP: Habit replaces decision- making. Good habits can be created to keep you moving inthe right direction on auto-pilot. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  114. 114. COACH’S TIP:Habits define you by directing your emotional and physical patterns. Habits are hard tostop but can be replaced over time. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  115. 115. COACH’S TIP: Help a diverse group bond together by coming to agreement on the mostimportant shared values to the group. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  116. 116. COACH’S TIP: Help others find theirstrengths. Encourage and help them with opportunities to work within them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  117. 117. COACH’S TIP:Help someone climbing the hill and you get to the top yourself. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  118. 118. COACH’S TIP: How much of your communication is centeredaround yourself? Reduce your Is to and phrase yourmessages to focus on others. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  119. 119. COACH’S TIP:How you do one thing is how you do many. Good and badhabits create patterns that are hard to break. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  120. 120. COACH’S TIP:How you handle the effects ofa mistake is more significant than the mistake itself. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  121. 121. COACH’S TIP: If the deal doesnt look orsound right, it probably isnt. Trust your instincts. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  122. 122. COACH’S TIP: If you cant count on yourpeople to do what needs to be done, YOU have a big problem. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  123. 123. COACH’S TIP:If you don’t go after what youwant, you’ll never have it. Its as simple as that. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  124. 124. COACH’S TIP:If you dont address a negativebehavior, you are condoning it. Address issues quickly and there will be less of them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  125. 125. COACH’S TIP: If you resort to yelling,intimidation, or bullying, thesituation is bigger than you.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  126. 126. COACH’S TIP:If you want something, ask. Ifyou dont ask, the answer will be No 100% of the time. Asking starts a negotiation process. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  127. 127. COACH’S TIP:In addition to a To Do list, make a Stop Doing list.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  128. 128. COACH’S TIP:In Outlook you can drag e-mails onto your task list or your calendar to schedulereminders and take action.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  129. 129. COACH’S TIP:In writing and in speech, make sure your audience knows WHY theyre listening to you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  130. 130. COACH’S TIP:Instructions can be interpreted many different ways. Encourage questions and have them repeated back to you for clarification. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  131. 131. COACH’S TIP: Is there a better way toaccomplish the purpose? Cancel the meeting! Executives report 12+hrs/week in unproductive meetings.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  132. 132. COACH’S TIP:It usually gets worse before itgets better. Dont let an early loss discourage you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  133. 133. COACH’S TIP: It’s not enough to know HOWto do things; you have to know WHY you do them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  134. 134. COACH’S TIP:Its better to demand more outof people than to settle for the level of performance they choose to give. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  135. 135. COACH’S TIP:Its much easier and faster, todo things right and let success chase you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  136. 136. COACH’S TIP:Its not always WHAT you do, but HOW you do it thatdetermines your true success. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  137. 137. COACH’S TIP:Its not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you arent. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  138. 138. COACH’S TIP: Its up to you as a leader to create a context in whicheveryone wants to take actions that make a difference. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  139. 139. COACH’S TIP:Just because it worked in thepast, doesnt mean it will work today. Be sure you ACT andnot REACT from an outdated paradigm. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  140. 140. COACH’S TIP:Just because you think your objectives are reasonabledoesnt guarantee others do.Learn the true agendas and priorities. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  141. 141. COACH’S TIP: Just because you yell and getloud doesnt mean youre right, it just makes you look like a loud, wrong idiot. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  142. 142. COACH’S TIP: Keep the vision and itsbenefits in front of your team at all times. Whats in it for them? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  143. 143. COACH’S TIP:Keep your team focused onthe big picture, the Master Plan. Put it above petty personal issues.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  144. 144. COACH’S TIP: Know your energy clock. Schedule appropriate work during appropriate times foryou to be the most productive. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  145. 145. COACH’S TIP:Knowing how to do it isnt asimportant as understanding why. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  146. 146. COACH’S TIP:Knowing what you want andhaving a plan arent enough. You also need a passion to succeed to maintain the sustained efforts.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  147. 147. COACH’S TIP: Lack of feedback is the #1reason for poor performance on the job. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  148. 148. COACH’S TIP:Leaders are effective through their style, not their credentials. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  149. 149. COACH’S TIP:Leaders are not paid to takeaction. They are paid to get results.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  150. 150. COACH’S TIP:Leaders dont tell the story.;they make the story better.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  151. 151. COACH’S TIP: Leaders focus on results, not the efforts, and hold themselves accountable forthe performance of the whole. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  152. 152. COACH’S TIP: Leaders see the potential oftheir people, often before they do. Empower them and helpthem grow into future leaders. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  153. 153. COACH’S TIP:Leaders shape culture. Look at your team to see what kind of culture your leadership is creating. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  154. 154. COACH’S TIP:Leaders talk about leadership, enthusiastically! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  155. 155. COACH’S TIP:Leaders turn problems into opportunities and inspire others to do the same.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  156. 156. COACH’S TIP: Maintain professionalism. Impatience, annoyance &anger are as easily conveyed through communications as they are concealed. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  157. 157. COACH’S TIP:Make a folder for each regularmeeting. Instead of worrying about what to bring each meeting, bring the folder. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  158. 158. COACH’S TIP: Make a list of the critical skillsrequired on your team. What is done well, what needs work? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  159. 159. COACH’S TIP: Make optimism a priority.Teach it. Model it. Purge your organization of people that dont get it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  160. 160. COACH’S TIP:Make your team more effective have an attendee time and report total non-productive meeting minutes at the end. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  161. 161. COACH’S TIP: Making people mad,sometimes, is part of being a leader. You cant please everyone. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  162. 162. COACH’S TIP:Making people follow you isn’t the same as making them want to follow you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  163. 163. COACH’S TIP: Many people forget that interviewing skills are alsoused to move on to better jobs. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  164. 164. COACH’S TIP: Many things will impact you.You choose, by your attitude, if the impact is positive or negative. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  165. 165. COACH’S TIP: Military and sports models ofleadership dont always cross over into the more openenvironment of a corporation. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  166. 166. COACH’S TIP: Mistakes are only fatal when you fail to admit them. Learnthe lesson and dont repeat it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  167. 167. COACH’S TIP:Modify subject lines in your e-mail to include TO DO dates. Use the START dates, not DUE dates. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  168. 168. COACH’S TIP: Momentum is easy to maintain, but hard to initiate. Make constant and neverending improvement a habit to live and lead by. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  169. 169. COACH’S TIP:More important than making the numbers is HOW you made them.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  170. 170. COACH’S TIP:Most obstacles don’t have half the strength you think they have. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  171. 171. COACH’S TIP: Most problems in anorganization could be solved if people rise to the occasion and become the leader they were meant to be. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  172. 172. COACH’S TIP: Most relationship problems start with poor communications.Communicate effectively and seek feedback. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  173. 173. COACH’S TIP: Motivation problems? Set small achievable goals anduse them to generate positiveenergy and build momentum. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  174. 174. COACH’S TIP: Never begin a conversation with “I just signed...”. Yourattorneys job isnt to GET youout of trouble, its to KEEP you out. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  175. 175. COACH’S TIP:NEVER, EVER, underestimate the value of a good network. Do one thing each day to expand or strengthen yours. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  176. 176. COACH’S TIP:New ideas or ways of working often fail because someonekey to its success was not part of development or implementation. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  177. 177. COACH’S TIP:Not hearing feedback from your employees is your problem, not theirs.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  178. 178. COACH’S TIP:Nothing saves time like goodpreparation. Invest your timewisely in the early stages of a project to save time later. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  179. 179. COACH’S TIP: On Presentations sub-bullets are clutter. These are thethings you should know as the presenter and talk about. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  180. 180. COACH’S TIP:Once you decide on a goal, ask why you dont alreadyhave it. These are the things you will need to overcome along the way. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  181. 181. COACH’S TIP: Once you have the rightpeople on board, strategy and execution take care of themselves. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  182. 182. COACH’S TIP: Operating across teamboundaries effectively is asimportant as operating with your own team.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  183. 183. COACH’S TIP: Organizes tasks and resources efficiently, accurately, and in a timely manner - What mostperformance appraisals look for.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  184. 184. COACH’S TIP: Part of you pushes you togreatness, part of you holdsyou back. Which part of you are you listening to?www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  185. 185. COACH’S TIP: People are motivated toachieve, learn, or contribute to a purpose. Find the key to unlocking your employees. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  186. 186. COACH’S TIP: People dont quit theircompanies, they quit their bosses.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  187. 187. COACH’S TIP: People live up to whatsexpected of them. Not just their peers, or bossexpectations, but also their own.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  188. 188. COACH’S TIP: People remember littlecourtesies and kindnesses.How are you remembered?www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  189. 189. COACH’S TIP:People that are afraid to makemistakes seldom do anything. Boldly go. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  190. 190. COACH’S TIP:People that do what it takes to get by are best motivated by positive acknowledgements, praise, and encouragement. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  191. 191. COACH’S TIP:People trust you when you are genuine and authentic, not acarbon copy of someone else. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  192. 192. COACH’S TIP: People will exceed a greatleaders expectations. A poor leader is like a tax draining your organization. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  193. 193. COACH’S TIP:Perception is reality. Othersperceptions of you differ from your perception of you. Are you checking? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  194. 194. COACH’S TIP: Perseverance earns trust and respect. Success comes tothose who commit to what they love despite the challenges. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  195. 195. COACH’S TIP:Planning and goal setting let you manage the business while taking care of the business.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  196. 196. COACH’S TIP:Planning is a skill developedover time. Review how things turn out at the end of each day/week and make adjustments. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  197. 197. COACH’S TIP: ‘Plus-it’. Put that little effort ortime into your next assignment to give them a little more than they expected. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  198. 198. COACH’S TIP:Positive thinking wont get you what you want. Positive ACTION will. Understand theobstacles, plan your approach, and act. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  199. 199. COACH’S TIP:Practice difficult conversationswith a trusted colleague before having them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  200. 200. COACH’S TIP: Prepare in advance for meetings. Present yourmaterial with confidence. Dont make image building your primary objective. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  201. 201. COACH’S TIP:Put your mind at ease - write things down and file them appropriately. Removingclutter helps you focus on the important. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  202. 202. COACH’S TIP: Relationships are like bankaccounts. Its best to start byputting $$$ in, before asking for any back. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  203. 203. COACH’S TIP:Remember the old saying Youonly get one chance to make afirst impression. Make it count! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  204. 204. COACH’S TIP:Replacing a habit or thoughtpattern takes 21 - 30 days of conscious effort. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  205. 205. COACH’S TIP: Responding too quickly canlimit your options, too late may leave you out of the loop. Act, dont react, by owning the timing. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  206. 206. COACH’S TIP: Results depend on relationships.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  207. 207. COACH’S TIP: Run efficient meetings. Sendagendas, watch the clock, and interrupt people taking discussions off-track. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  208. 208. COACH’S TIP:Set personal standards abovethose around you, and stick tothem. Be accountable for your actions and learn from any mistakes. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  209. 209. COACH’S TIP:Setting and meeting deadlinesbuilds credibility. Be sure you are able to meet yourcommitments before agreeing to them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  210. 210. COACH’S TIP: Show your employees thesignificance of what they doand how it contributes to the bigger picture.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  211. 211. COACH’S TIP:Six months from now you may wish you started today. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  212. 212. COACH’S TIP:Small changes in your habitscan lead to huge changes in your results. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  213. 213. COACH’S TIP:Smooth seas dont produce great sailors.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  214. 214. COACH’S TIP: Some of the best moments oflife come from doing the things that scare you the most. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  215. 215. COACH’S TIP:Some people are great project starters, others are great closers. Make sure you have both types on your team. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  216. 216. COACH’S TIP:Spend at least 50% of your time on people.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  217. 217. COACH’S TIP: Spend more time definingexactly what you want, less on how to get there. Keep flexibility in the plan, not the goal. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  218. 218. COACH’S TIP:Spend quality time with thepeople you are with, not the ones on your cell phone.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  219. 219. COACH’S TIP: Standing still in anaccelerating world really has the effect of pushing you backwards. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  220. 220. COACH’S TIP: Start any communication byclearly defining your purpose.With the objective established, tailor the message to your audience. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  221. 221. COACH’S TIP:Starting with the ATTITUDE of a good listener will help you get the ATTRIBUTES of a good listener. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  222. 222. COACH’S TIP: Stay committed to the goal,but be flexible in the approach. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  223. 223. COACH’S TIP: Stay true to who you are andsurround yourself with the right people. Seek complementaryskills over similar personalities. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  224. 224. COACH’S TIP:Stop adding fees for what youhave already been giving away for free. Be creative and add value. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  225. 225. COACH’S TIP:Stop doing stuff like a boss - do it like a CEO. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  226. 226. COACH’S TIP:Stop lying. People know that, “I didnt have the time to...” really means you had other priorities. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  227. 227. COACH’S TIP:Success and failure are thefruits of your daily routine.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  228. 228. COACH’S TIP: Success has little to do withthe resources you control; its about your resourcefulness. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  229. 229. COACH’S TIP: Successful leaders lead by asking questions. Ask peoplefor their opinions and how you can help. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  230. 230. COACH’S TIP: Take too busy out of your vocabulary. Itsdisempowering. What you do,or dont do, are choices to you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  231. 231. COACH’S TIP: Team members contribute toyour goals when they feel theirgoals are being accomplished in the process. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  232. 232. COACH’S TIP: Teams develop confidenceand trust when leaders focus on the results, not the team members. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  233. 233. COACH’S TIP:Teams need group-confidencethe same way individuals need self-confidence to overcome challenges. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  234. 234. COACH’S TIP: Technology has acceleratedthe pace and demands of themarketplace. Successful skillsand talents of yesterday may be no more. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  235. 235. COACH’S TIP:The best way to earn respect is through consistency and honesty. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  236. 236. COACH’S TIP: The challenges you mastertoday develop the character you will need tomorrow.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  237. 237. COACH’S TIP: The customer isnt alwaysright, but if you argue with him, and he is - you look like an ass. Listen first. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  238. 238. COACH’S TIP: The first step to self- improvement is toacknowledge a few unpleasantrealities. Dont know any? Your co-workers and friends do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  239. 239. COACH’S TIP: The hardest part of anyendeavor is the start. Building momentum makes it easier - keep moving. A stop means starting again. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  240. 240. COACH’S TIP:The key to convincing others is to find the right argument to make your point. Question to learn what will be most effective. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  241. 241. COACH’S TIP: The language you use contributes to your image.Consider both the impression you want to create and the result you would like. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  242. 242. COACH’S TIP:The last thing you should do at work each day is tomorrowsTo Do list. Write it down, clearyour mind, and leave it behind. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  243. 243. COACH’S TIP:The means and consequences of resolution are much more important than the causes of conflict in an organization. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  244. 244. COACH’S TIP:The most difficult, yet critical skills to master are listening skills. Eye contact, posture,and good questions will help. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  245. 245. COACH’S TIP:The most important feature ofeffective communication is the purpose. Establish a clearobjective if you hope to reach it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  246. 246. COACH’S TIP:The number one reason forfailure is the failure to start.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  247. 247. COACH’S TIP: The standards of an organization are set by the PERFORMANCE of theleaders. Get off your a$$ if you expect your people to. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  248. 248. COACH’S TIP:The strength of a group is the ability to respectfully bring different ideas to the table. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  249. 249. COACH’S TIP: The true mark of aprofessional is preparation.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  250. 250. COACH’S TIP:The way to correct a bad habit isnt to drop it. You need to REPLACE it with another behavior that serves you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  251. 251. COACH’S TIP:The way you set performancegoals with your employees is as important as the goals themselves. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  252. 252. COACH’S TIP:The worst reason to have a meeting is to share information. Use another means of communication.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  253. 253. COACH’S TIP: There is an important difference betweenperformance and excellence. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  254. 254. COACH’S TIP:There is an important element of how much and how youchange others in the definition of leadership success. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  255. 255. COACH’S TIP:There is no growth in yourcomfort zone. Get out of it! Live! Learn! Grow!www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  256. 256. COACH’S TIP:There is no pride lost in asking for help. Its a skill successful leaders do well. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  257. 257. COACH’S TIP:Think and act continuously on your top three priorities. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  258. 258. COACH’S TIP:Think and dream big, but pursue whats realistic.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  259. 259. COACH’S TIP:Think of your presentations as performances. Identify thethree key takeaways and keep them clear throughout. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  260. 260. COACH’S TIP:Three key things to look at inteam dynamics are attitudes,habits, and personality traits. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  261. 261. COACH’S TIP:Throwing money at a problem is rarely the best answer andprevents you from making key discoveries that may be causing others. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  262. 262. COACH’S TIP: To be effective you must provide the right conditions,opportunities, and environment for those you lead, and then lead by example. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  263. 263. COACH’S TIP: Too often metrics driven organizations forget that people drive metrics.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  264. 264. COACH’S TIP:Top teams look to themselves for ways to improve, rather than to the boss. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  265. 265. COACH’S TIP:Trophies, medals, and awards dont make champions, hard work, dedication, and perseverance do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  266. 266. COACH’S TIP: True listening skills willseparate you from the crowd. Listen with empathy andpatience. Acknowledge what was said. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  267. 267. COACH’S TIP:Trust is a big concept. It either means something or breaks everything. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  268. 268. COACH’S TIP:Trust is the ultimate leadership characteristic. People will follow you as much as they trust you. Lose trust, youre done. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  269. 269. COACH’S TIP:Unfocused energy? Unfocusedresources? Lack of direction or sense of accomplishment?Review or establish objectives and goals. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  270. 270. COACH’S TIP:Urgency keeps you focused on immediate needs, but the bigpicture must include personal development. For you, and your team. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  271. 271. COACH’S TIP: We live in an exponential world. Yesterdays solutionsdont meet tomorrows needs. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  272. 272. COACH’S TIP:What are the ground rules for your team? Have the teamdevelop and post them in your meeting room. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  273. 273. COACH’S TIP:What do you want to be whenyou grow up? Procrastination wont get you there. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  274. 274. COACH’S TIP: What does your audience expect to come away with?Overdeliver value, and prepare answers to anticipated questions. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  275. 275. COACH’S TIP: What gets postponed getsabandoned. The challenging executive decisions arent what TO work on, but what NOT to work on.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  276. 276. COACH’S TIP:What is the other persons need, or point of view? Understand this beforepushing your own agenda.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  277. 277. COACH’S TIP:What is your greatest value to your organization? How did you demonstrate that thisweek? You still have two days. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  278. 278. COACH’S TIP:Whatever your endeavor, startNOW and pay attention to your results. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  279. 279. COACH’S TIP:When considering your teams effectiveness, look at sustained effort, controlled attention, and concentrated energy. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  280. 280. COACH’S TIP:When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. Bedisciplined about what is truly important. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  281. 281. COACH’S TIP:When inspiration strikes and youre on the road, leave yourself a voicemail.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  282. 282. COACH’S TIP:When leading others, the goalis to get the best from them, not to do it all yourself. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  283. 283. COACH’S TIP: When making your list ofthings to START doing in 2012 - make room for them with a STOP doing list. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  284. 284. COACH’S TIP:When people lack ownershipof an idea, they will resist it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  285. 285. COACH’S TIP: When reorganizing, a few people will fall out. Thesearent typically people that will be missed. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  286. 286. COACH’S TIP:When your personal character as a leader is low, so are thestandards you will receive from your team. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  287. 287. COACH’S TIP: When youre close to achieving your goals, pushyour efforts a little further. You may end up well above your expectations! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  288. 288. COACH’S TIP:Who are the successful peoplein your company? Do more of what they do or realize you may not be in the right place for you. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  289. 289. COACH’S TIP:Who is managing your career?What is your next move? What are you doing today to get there? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  290. 290. COACH’S TIP: Who is successful in yourcompany? What qualities dothey exhibit and how do youstack up? Do they align with your values?www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  291. 291. COACH’S TIP:With responsibility there is nomiddle ground - either you are accountable, or not. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  292. 292. COACH’S TIP:Without a clear vision youreworking for yesterday rather than for tomorrow.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  293. 293. COACH’S TIP:Without a personal vision you wont have leadershipstandards or know the type of organizations you will be successful in. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  294. 294. COACH’S TIP: Without a unifying vision orpurpose, your team will be lost in the chaos of urgency and knee-jerk reactions. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  295. 295. COACH’S TIP:Without activity, there is no opportunity.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  296. 296. COACH’S TIP: Working FOR your people makes them stronger andmore competent, which makes YOU more effective. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  297. 297. COACH’S TIP: Write down five reasons whyanyone would WANT to be led by you. List an example or two. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  298. 298. COACH’S TIP:Write down the first 15 thingsyou do each day for a week. Are they serving you? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  299. 299. COACH’S TIP:You can be a winner without making others into losers.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  300. 300. COACH’S TIP:You can only lead people you appreciate and value. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  301. 301. COACH’S TIP: You cant make progresswithout making decisions. Ask empowering questions and dont be afraid to follow your heart. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  302. 302. COACH’S TIP:You dont learn anything by talking.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  303. 303. COACH’S TIP:You dont need an event to change something aboutyourself. Make the decisionand start living the new you today.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  304. 304. COACH’S TIP:You get more out relationships when you focus on what you can put into them rather thanwhat you can take out of them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  305. 305. COACH’S TIP:You get paid for what youremployees do, not for what you do.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  306. 306. COACH’S TIP: You need fewer resources asyou become more resourceful. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  307. 307. COACH’S TIP:You need to establish a clearobjective if you hope to reach it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  308. 308. COACH’S TIP:You wont make the highlightreel if you don’t make a play. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  309. 309. COACH’S TIP:Your attitude towards others isthe most important DECISION you can make. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  310. 310. COACH’S TIP:Your mistakes dont determinewho you are, your reaction to them does. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  311. 311. COACH’S TIP:Your reputation for excellence in an organization is based more on perception than the actual work you do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  312. 312. COACH’S TIP: Your self-image will largelydetermine the level of successyou will reach, on the job and as an individual. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  313. 313. COACH’S TIP:Your TO DO list should be for tomorrow, not today. When you plan ahead you think things through and prepare. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  314. 314. COACH’S TIP: Acknowledge history - where your organization is comingfrom. Focus on where you are going. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  315. 315. COACH’S TIP:Consider the little things.Remember, small rudders steer great ships.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  316. 316. COACH’S TIP: Excellence is not what you know; its what you do withwhat you know, and how you do it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  317. 317. COACH’S TIP: Dont just sit in your officegiving orders. Demonstrate theactions and values you expect from your team. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  318. 318. COACH’S TIP: It is better to be accused ofmicromanaging than to miss a deadline for a deliverable www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  319. 319. COACH’S TIP:If you want to change it, youhave to track it. Showing thepayoff for action and change demonstrates value. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  320. 320. COACH’S TIP: "How are you going to fixthis?" is more effective than"Let me show you how to fix this."www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  321. 321. COACH’S TIP:The worker is responsible. The leader is accountable. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  322. 322. COACH’S TIP: Balance pushing for positivechange with maintaining order. The status quo, is a trap to avoid. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  323. 323. COACH’S TIP: Activity becomes productivity only when it gets the rightthings done. Are you active, or productive? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  324. 324. COACH’S TIP:Teach your team to take pride in their work. Even menial tasks contribute to a bigger picture. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  325. 325. COACH’S TIP:Even if you have pains, you dont have to be one.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  326. 326. COACH’S TIP:In leadership, the more youknow, the less you need to say.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  327. 327. COACH’S TIP: The secret isnt in the size ofthe step you take... the secret is just to take it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  328. 328. COACH’S TIP:Some employees like thechallenge of a broad goal. Others prefer smaller connected goals to be successful.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  329. 329. COACH’S TIP:Thank people, even if they fail- as long as they gave it their best shot. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  330. 330. COACH’S TIP: Lead by example: create aculture where you talk to each other instead of about each other. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  331. 331. COACH’S TIP: A leader can not move adepartment ahead by making the decisions for them. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  332. 332. COACH’S TIP:If your department is failing, the place to look for the solution is the mirror.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  333. 333. COACH’S TIP:Being a leader has nothing todo with your title. Leadership comes from your actions www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  334. 334. COACH’S TIP: As the leader, you have themost profound impact on yourteams retention, satisfaction, and productivity. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  335. 335. COACH’S TIP:People are creatures of habit - are yours serving you or helping your organization move forward? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  336. 336. COACH’S TIP:Individuals can move faster, but teams move further.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  337. 337. COACH’S TIP:In every adversity is the seed of a greater benefit. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  338. 338. COACH’S TIP:The only power something has is over you is the power you give it by your thoughts www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  339. 339. COACH’S TIP:If you fail to lead today, you best prepare to manage tomorrow.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  340. 340. COACH’S TIP:Charm will last about fifteenminutes. After that, you had better be able to deliver something.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  341. 341. COACH’S TIP:Busy people are more positive than people that are idle. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  342. 342. COACH’S TIP:When you believe it will work out, you see opportunities.When you believe it wont, you see obstacles. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  343. 343. COACH’S TIP:Mediocre leaders get people todo their job. Great leaders get people to do their best. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  344. 344. COACH’S TIP:If you act like a victim, you will be treated as one. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  345. 345. COACH’S TIP: Dont make long-term decisions on temporary emotions.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  346. 346. COACH’S TIP:Never underestimate the value of a good adviser! www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  347. 347. COACH’S TIP: The reward of a toughassignment isnt what you getfrom it - its who you become by doing it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  348. 348. COACH’S TIP:Talent is natural. Excellence is a choice. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  349. 349. COACH’S TIP:Information is not knowledge,and knowledge is not wisdom. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  350. 350. COACH’S TIP: Be extraordinary. Do the ordinary with your ownpersonal touch of extra in it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  351. 351. COACH’S TIP:Your actions speak about you more than your words. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  352. 352. COACH’S TIP:When you do what you love, you dont need others to motivate you.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  353. 353. COACH’S TIP:Dont underestimate theplanning and preparation required to achieve an "anyone could do this" performance.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  354. 354. COACH’S TIP:When you cant change the situation, change your organization.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  355. 355. COACH’S TIP: Great leaders know the questions to ask.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  356. 356. COACH’S TIP:There is always a point where you choose to escalate a situation, or to leave it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  357. 357. COACH’S TIP:Dont be one of the leaderswho mundanely "reports thenumbers". Take an interest, "own" them.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  358. 358. COACH’S TIP:No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow you progress, you are ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  359. 359. COACH’S TIP:"The ability to act" seems to be a misunderstood leadershiptrait. Give up the "drama", and lead. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  360. 360. COACH’S TIP: Performing well in themoment is related to practicing well, before the moment. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  361. 361. COACH’S TIP:The problem isnt the problem; your reaction is the problem. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  362. 362. COACH’S TIP:It only becomes "work" when you would rather be doing something else.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  363. 363. COACH’S TIP: Look at every situation withthe expectation that you canmake it work or make it better. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  364. 364. COACH’S TIP: Effective leaders use goodsales skills to influence people. Maybe thats why its called getting "buy-in"? www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  365. 365. COACH’S TIP:Do business with humanbeings - not companies.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  366. 366. COACH’S TIP:The results of a project have a much smaller impact on the organization than the efforts made to complete it www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  367. 367. COACH’S TIP: There are a number of reasons for lack ofperformance. "Lack of skills" is very low on the list. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  368. 368. COACH’S TIP:If you ask someone how they solved a problem, they wont say, "I bitched about it until it fixed itself." www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  369. 369. COACH’S TIP:No matter how much you want somebody to do something, they arent likely to do it until they want to. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  370. 370. COACH’S TIP: Asking permission before giving feedback helps ensurethe recipient is open to hearing the message. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  371. 371. COACH’S TIP: Without establishing arelationship, youre not likely to have a successful conversation of substance. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  372. 372. COACH’S TIP: Your philosophy will bring youresults or excuses. You cannot have both. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  373. 373. COACH’S TIP:Your effectiveness as a leaderis directly related to the qualityof the people that most closely surround you www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  374. 374. COACH’S TIP:Let others know what youre working on - it will help youbecome accountable, enlisttheir support, and feedback.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  375. 375. COACH’S TIP:Dont be "the person (or group) everyone is waiting for" on aproject team. Anticipate needs and get them done. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  376. 376. COACH’S TIP:For many, the most difficult part of problem solving isunderstanding it completelybefore diving in with a cure.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  377. 377. COACH’S TIP:Generally, advice only works when one person has specifically asked for it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  378. 378. COACH’S TIP: Never underestimate thepower of six seconds of insane courage. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  379. 379. COACH’S TIP: Thinking through at leastthree possible alternatives will help you create a better solution in the end. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  380. 380. COACH’S TIP:At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  381. 381. COACH’S TIP: Imagination should be used,not to escape from reality, but to create it. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  382. 382. COACH’S TIP:Every result, or outcome, is a stepping stone. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  383. 383. COACH’S TIP: Dedicate your power andenergy to the solutions, not to the problems. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  384. 384. COACH’S TIP: A positive attitude will bringyou opportunities. A negative attitude will bring you obstacles. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  385. 385. COACH’S TIP: Achievement is a powerful motivator. Celebrate smallvictories along the path to the overall goal. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  386. 386. COACH’S TIP: Visibility trumps ability.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  387. 387. COACH’S TIP:Authenticity comes from trustand delivering your promises. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  388. 388. COACH’S TIP:People may doubt what yousay, but will believe what you do. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  389. 389. COACH’S TIP: Sometimes the right questionis better than the right answer. Questions engage, involve, and develop people. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  390. 390. COACH’S TIP: To be good, you have to practice every day. To be achampion, you have to get a little better every day.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  391. 391. COACH’S TIP:You dont need to attend every argument youre invited into. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  392. 392. COACH’S TIP: Sometimes a little stepbackwards leads to a HUGE leap forwards.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  393. 393. COACH’S TIP: Setting the expectation forsomething to get done is just the beginning. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  394. 394. COACH’S TIP:Creating opportunities > Your circumstances. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  395. 395. COACH’S TIP: The higher up the echelonyou get, the more you need to help others become winners. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  396. 396. COACH’S TIP:The needs of the organization > The need to feed an ego. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  397. 397. COACH’S TIP:Make changes, not excuses. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  398. 398. COACH’S TIP: If you dont agree with theadvice you asked for, just say “Thank you”. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  399. 399. COACH’S TIP: Some people cant believe inthemselves until someone else believes in them first. www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  400. 400. COACH’S TIP:To truly appreciate a work ofart, sometimes you have to stand back.www.twitter.com/davidmettler
  401. 401. COACH’S TIP: The only thing worse than aloser is someone who wont admit they played badly.www.twitter.com/davidmettler

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