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Thought of the Week- Don’t Punch Down

As a leader and more importantly as a human being never punch down. Never use your authority, position or circumstance to hurt others and punch down just because you can.

Instead, moving forward, use your position to be a force for good and make a difference. Look for ways where you can aid and abet others to be better and happy in their life’s.

This week think of ways of how you can enable people to succeed. Set out specific goals to achieve your “do good” goal and track your progress monthly. One of the best feelings in the world is to see others succeed and knowing you played a role is priceless.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought for the Week – Look for The Good

 

At times it feels that our outlook on life is too pessimistic. Often times the glass is seen as empty and the reality is that the glass is full. So often we take a call or go to a meeting and we are bombarded literally with problems big and small. The whole discussion seemingly revolving around what people are doing wrong and on the negatives.

As leaders we need to change the tone, tenor and trajectory of discussions. We need to be going out of our way and look for the good that is going on around us and leave the cynicism to the talking heads, late night hosts and social media trolls. We have an obligation to lead and in the manner that fosters a positive culture. To go out of our way daily to acknowledge those bringing solutions to problems. Celebrate what a person or team is doing to make things better. The more we focus and put a spotlight on the positive the more the organization will pick up on this and morph accordingly.

Moving forward, catch people and celebrate people doing good and you will be wonderfully surprised with the outcome. Make looking for the good a weekly goal and watch the organizations optimism grow and good things happen.

Onwards!
Dh

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Thought of the Week- Be a Disruptor

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Thought of the week – Self Care

Today we are inundated with issue after issue. The majority of these are social issues but they all bleed in to business.

We hear about child care, Medicare, and health care or lack there of. From my perspective, the greatest care one can have is self care. To me this is ones ability to solve their own problems. Creating jobs is the biggest driven of attaining self care and the driving component of that is having the appropriate education.

Having a job that pays well is critical. In business I am always forced on growth as this provides the organic opportunities for our workforce to prosper and fully practice self care.

Thought of the Week – you have a personal megaphone use it wisely

In the past it was a select few that had the means and capability to use a megaphone to get a message out. The mainstream media acted as gatekeepers and could frustratingly block or vocalize the stories that they thought were relevant.

Today, with social media we are the first generation that live in a world with access to their own personal megaphone. At the click of a button we the people now have the ability to get our message out. There really is no filter and that is a double edged sword.

First, new news really has not been through any authentication filter. Sources often times as not checked and misinformation is able to now reach billions in seconds.

We are now live in a world where any message can build and mushroom out of control and do real harm through personal vendettas, malicious practices and bullying tactics to shame right or wrong if your view differs from others.

My recommendation is that you use your personal megaphone to be a force for good or to put the spotlight on people who are doing good. Now that’s a great way to see our collective megaphone doing good.

Thought of the Week- Realizing Success

 

As a dear friend of mine used to state when talking about achieving something that there are many ways to downtown, to get the job done. The same can be said of success.

Rarely is the line to success straight. My suggestions would be not to expect success to simply appear or that a year of hard work should be rewarded with a lifetime of success. My tips for success would be the following:

1- don’t expect an easy path to success. Your journey will take many turns. Embrace the challenges along the way whole heartedly and keep positive

2- there will be bumps along the road, accept them, learn from them and you will be more likely to succeed

3- work hard and focus on doing the job you have now to the best of your ability. The future will take care of itself

4- obsess on continuous personal learning and you will be a top candidate for future success

5- help others and your kindness will be repaid many times over

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week – You Have The Power

Recently there has been more articles, storiesand reports that I can only call offensive and against everything I personally believe in.

A few have cut deeper and got my blood boiling. It was in one of these moments that I had to take a deep breath and remember an important fact; I have the power to control my own thoughts. That I allow others in and it is i and only I who controls who enters.

In your moments of frustration i suggest you try this and remember that it is you who is in control and therefore you that have the power.

Thought for the Week – Look for The Good

 

At times we and those around us are just too pessimistic. Sometimes the glass is seen as empty and the reality is that the glass is full. So often we take a call or go to a meeting and we are bombarded literally with problems big and small. The whole discussion revolves around what people are doing wrong.

As leaders we need to change the tone, tenor and subject matter. We need to be going out of our way and looking for the good that is going on around us. Acknowledge those bringing solutions to problems. What is a person or team is doing to make things better. The more we focus and put a spotlight on the positive the more the organization will pick up on this and morph accordingly.

Catch people and celebrate people doing good and you will be wonderfully surprised with the outcome. Make this a weekly goal and watch the organizations optimism grow.

Onwards!
Dh