Category: Des Hague (page 2 of 11)

Thought of the Week- Genuine Apology

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We have all made mistakes. Speaking for myself, at times even when I was woefully wrong i have been known to be in denial and thought off reality to own up. At other times I have shrugged the mishap away by stating that it was out of concern for doing the right thing.

I would have been better to have just genuinely owned it and offered a heart felt apology.

Moving forward make sure that you are big enough to immediately own your wrongs and move on accepting responsibility. Don’t let pride or ego get in the way. However, the most important lesson is that you learn from the experience and modify future behavior. After all, the goal is that we continuously improve.

Onwards!
Dh

We have all made mistakes. Speaking for myself, at times even when I was woefully wrong i have been known to be in denial and thought off reality to own up. At other times I have shrugged the mishap away by stating that it was out of concern for doing the right thing.

I would have been better to have just genuinely owned it and offered a heart felt apology.

Moving forward make sure that you are big enough to immediately own your wrongs and move on accepting responsibility. Don’t let pride or ego get in the way. However, the most important lesson is that you learn from the experience and modify future behavior. After all, the goal is that we continuously improve.

Onwards!
Dh

 

*Originally posts on LinkedIn

Thought of the Week – Be Better

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It is important that we challenge ourselves to be better and to make everyone around us better. Way too often, when the heat is on, we pull people down instead of building people up. We want to bask in the glow of glory instead of tasting that success through others.

Moving forward, I challenge you to make sure that you operate in a “better” zone. Take a moment and think if your team think you make them better? Going forward commit to creating a place where you truly encourage, inspire and motivate people to be better. The beautiful thing is that by doing this you too will also be better.

Onwards!
Dh

 

*originally posted on LinkedIn

Thought of the Week- Guard Against the Enemy Within

I have often stated that the biggest competitor to defeat is yourself. Meaning the inner voice that speaks to you and either tempts you to sit on your hands when decisive action is required or encourages you to chicken out when a bold move is required and many more in between.

Many times in our careers we are faced with challenges, some much bigger than we ever imagined but in those times don’t let the enemy be your lack of resolve or courage to the do the right thing.

Remember that you are the sum of your past experiences and go forward knowing that decisions you make will not always be perfect and that you survive.

Get in to the mindset that you are learning, evolving and becoming better and that one mistake will not finish you or make you. Take this actions and you will be less vulnerable to and from the enemy within.

 

Onwards!

dh

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