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Employee mindset and skills

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Employee mindset and skills

  1. 1. Leadership focuses on people. My definition of a leader is someone who helps people succeed. - Carol Bartz
  2. 2. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower
  3. 3. True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders. - Robert Townsend
  4. 4. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. - Colin Powell
  5. 5. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. - Ralph Nader
  6. 6. Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. - George Patton
  7. 7. Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing. -Warren Bennis
  8. 8. The best leaders … almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. -Tom Peters
  9. 9. Key Leadership Takeaways • People focus • Motivate • Delegate • Simplify • Develop your people’s skills • Communicate vision
  10. 10. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. - Kahlii Gibran
  11. 11. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone choose it for you. - Anon
  12. 12. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. -Winston Churchill
  13. 13. The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. - William James
  14. 14. If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford
  15. 15. Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. - Ralph Marsten
  16. 16. We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
  17. 17. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. - Zig Ziglar
  18. 18. Key Attitude Takeaways • Positive, happy mindset • Consistency • Can do • Balance
  19. 19. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
  20. 20. Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire. - T. Boone Pickens
  21. 21. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. - Conrad Hilton
  22. 22. The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. - James Yorke
  23. 23. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
  24. 24. Act as if it were impossible to fail. - Dorthea Brande
  25. 25. Change, BEFORE you have to. - Jack Welsh
  26. 26. We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw
  27. 27. Key Action Takeaways • Initiative • Decisiveness • Never give up • Maintain options • Walk the talk • Ok to fail • Adaptability
  28. 28. To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. - John Marshall
  29. 29. Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom. - Chip Bell
  30. 30. I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. - Diane Sawyer
  31. 31. Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly. - Frank Tyger
  32. 32. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. - Alan Alda
  33. 33. The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. - Rachel Naomi Remen
  34. 34. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton
  35. 35. The most important thing in communications is to hear what isn’t being said. - Peter Drucker
  36. 36. Key Listening Takeaways • Listen, observe before speaking • Question for insight • Receptivity to others ideas
  37. 37. We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. - Sandra Day O’Conner
  38. 38. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I”. They don’t think “I”. They think “we”; they think “team”. - Peter Drucker
  39. 39. Passion isn’t something you have, its what you do and share. - Anon
  40. 40. The team with the best players wins. - Anon
  41. 41. It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit. - Robert Gates
  42. 42. None of us is as smart as all of us. - Ken Blanchard
  43. 43. Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. - Anon
  44. 44. The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. - John Wooden
  45. 45. Key Teamwork Takeaways • Only we, no I • Share passion • Whole greater than parts • No concern for being star
  46. 46. FINAL THOUGHTS
  47. 47. Actively manage your company’s culture based on these mindsets, skills and core values
  48. 48. Make everyone accountable for these core values
  49. 49. Thank You ! • Twitter: mikeschoultz • www.digitalsparkmarketing.com • mike@digitalsparkmarketing.com
  50. 50. About Dr. Schoultz Dr. Schoultz has thirty five years of business development, marketing, technology, and business operations experience. He served as VP / President of Distribution Technologies, a company he helped to found and grow to a 700 M + / year market leader. Dr. Schoultz Ph. D. is from the University of Virginia.

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