Author: Des Hague (page 1 of 13)

Thought of the Week – Rational Thinking is Needed For Success

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Rational thinking at times in business and in life seems to be an ever shrinking reality. Pick up a paper, read any blog or listen to the opinions held by corporations and you would be hard pressed to draw another conclusion.

Don’t allow yourself to fall in to that trap of allowing others prejudges or loud voices to shape your thinking. Instead always think for yourself. Get the facts. Challenge the source. Don’t accept. Question. When you are armed with all the facts you will be a better position to make an informed decision. we advise is that you never get so intrenched in a position that you can not modify your thinking with the facts change. Be nimble.

Rational thinking could and should be a competency that sets you apart. Make it so.

Onwards!

dh

Thought of the Week- Be Happy in the Moment

How many times have you thought that you would only be happy if it wasn’t for this one problem or after you get that big task done? For me, I experienced those feelings too many times to count.

The lesson is to find happiness in the moment and learn to embrace life and all the challenges and successes it brings. Don’t live your life waiting for happiness instead find it in the things you do. I challenge you to wake up and think of just three things you are happy and grateful for.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week— Pause for Sanity

IMG_1315In our 24/7 fast paced world we are constantly bombarded with information and updates. At times the “message” can please and that is great. However, especially with the current gotcha culture we live in we get more negative stories and updates. When you get this information you have a choice to make; react and proverbially shoot the messenger and/or yourself by blowing up or reflect. I recommend that you pause and insure that you get all the facts before reacting to any news. Oftentimes we find breaking updates to not be completely accurate or certainly not as bad as first imagined. Hitting the pause button is a great first step. Reflect and pause is your best way forward and it will serve you well. Develop this “pause” skill and you will see your effectiveness soar.

Onwards!
Dh

 

Ps- Original post on LinkedIn & thank Gina M for the quote.

Thought of the Week– Lift Others Up

The elite leaders dedicate part of your life’s to lifting others up to constantly achieve their fullest potential. Sustainable success through micro managing, public ridicule or tearing others down simply is counterproductive and a drain on the business and personal growth.

Just imagine what you can achieve if you truly live this and then put systems in place to instill this belief of lifting others up in to your entire organization. It will be special.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week— Pause

In our 24/7 fast paced world we are constantly bombarded with information and updates. At times the message can please and that is great. However, with the current gotcha culture we live in we get more negative stories and updates. When you get this information you have a choice to make; react or reflect. I recommend that you pause and insure that you get all the facts before reacting to the news. Oftentimes we find breaking news to not be completely accurate and hitting the pause button is a great first step. Reflect and pause is your best way forward and it will serve you well.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week — The Best Revenge is Success!

 

We all have at one time or another felt slighted, ignored, put down or simply wronged.

Over the years I have reacted sometimes appropriately and at other times inappropriately to these incidents. What was a constant is that each case as added stress in my life and I stewed bitterly.

What I have learned is that the best way to move positively forward is to not hold grudges. A person or company failing you is a tough situation. However, don’t get bitter and hold grudges, instead take the situation and allow it to fuel your next chapter success.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week – Real Leadership

We all like to think we recognize success and appreciate true leadership when we see it. We have witnessed leaders create a movement, set passions afire and create a winning culture delivering unprecedented results. Conversely, we have seen companies with competent leaders with perceived credentials at the helm who barely maintain an organizational heartbeat. The critical question is what separates the two?

From my perspective the difference is the vision, courage, passion, authenticity and genuineness that the leader can package together to mobilize the team. It not about how smart you are, it’s about how firmly you inspire others to galvanize around critical beliefs to drive and ultimately own the agenda. Remember, before you can do anything you have to first believe you can.

So regardless if you are the leader of the movement or part of it make sure that you don’t fall short of developing the competencies to help drive a winning movement. It does not hurt to be relentlessly driven as well.

You will be challenged many times along the path. Never allow your resolve to achieve your vision to weaken before the finish line. Good luck on your personal journey.

Onwards!
Dh

*Originally posted on LinkedIn

Thought of the Week – Results not Rhetoric

Words should matter but results are what truly count. A good story will never compare to real results. Hold everyone especially yourself accountable to deliver results.

Onwards!

dh

 

*Originally posts on LinkedIn

Thought of the Week- Dream Big

Have you noticed children playing and dreaming big, possessing even bigger imaginations. Have you ever stopped and thought where this ability to imagine goes as you have aged? Along the way many, if not nearly all of us, somehow lose that ability to dream. We need to recapture that ability to dream big, that true feeling of excitement. We need to use that gift and spend time thinking about possibilities to make big things happen in our lives and business. Never allow yourself to stop dreaming by giving into your fears. Breakthroughs do not happen obsessing on the basics. Make time to dream and to dream big.

Onwards!
Dh

*Originally posted on LinkedIn

Thought of the Week — Get Your Focus On

On any given day we are inundated with questions, tasks and concerns. All can have the ability to get you off your game and drain your batteries. As the saying goes the main thing is to keep the main thing as the main thing. Focus on the things that move the needle. The rest needs to be managed but should never be given the priority. Know your main thing and focus on it.

Onwards!
Dh

 

*Originally posted on LinkedIn