Saturday, February 2, 2013


Monday, January 28, 2013

Five Rules for Successful Staff Management

Five Rules for Successful Staff Management
If you manage people, or wish to manage people, you must know the rules for solving staff problems. For example, "How should I treat Jenny when she gives me the silent treatment?" "What should I do about this conflict between Steve and Pete?" "How should I respond when people want favors from me?"
If you are not yet a manager of people, you soon will be one, IF you follow these rules whenever you can.
An article by L. Ron Hubbard called "How to Fill Jobs" outlines seventeen rules. Here are five of those rules.
1. Do not expect to improve your status or popularity with your staff members by giving them raises. You improve your status by doing your job and actively leading your group.
For example, one of your employees says, "Come on Boss, I really need that raise. I have to pay my rent and am desperate. I would consider it a personal favor and will be very, very happy if you give me the raise. Okay?"
You say, "Sorry Jed. No raise. Maybe if you improve your productivity for a few months we can discuss it. Let's get to work on that project as we're already behind."
2. People will work very hard IF you have them do the work they agreed to do when they were hired.
For example, your computer system crashes and 5000 records need to be entered by your data-entry staff before they can do their normal data-entry work. Because they were hired to do data entry, you say, "I know this will be hard, but you people need to get these 5000 records entered by the end of the day, even if you need to work all night. And then by the end of tomorrow, you need to catch up your regular work, as well."
The data-entry staff grumble a bit, but soon they are working harder than ever. They laugh about having pizza for dinner and decide they can finish by 7 pm.
3. Pay attention to your staff's work. Make regular comments about their performance.
For instance, you say, "Good job on getting those 5000 records entered by 7 pm!"
4. Do not play favorites or a form clique (a small, exclusive group).
For instance, someone says, "Boss, a few of us want to buy you lunch."
You say, "Great! Let's bring the whole team."
5. Demand excellent work standards.
For example, one of your staff says, "I'm mailing these statements even though they are a little crooked. The copier messed up, but you can still read them."
You say, "Throw them away and do it right. We're professionals, oka

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Power of Passion

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passion- State of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself the state of any particular faculty which under such conditions becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited any emotion or sentiment (specifically love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity an extreme or inordinate desire also the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected as to be in a passion the passions of love hate jealously wrath ambition avarice fear etc a passion for war or for drink an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill Passion(noun) disorder

Improving your passion
Improving this single attitude makes your days fly by. You wake up excited to work. You make the right decisions. You get more done in less time.
Improving this attitude affects everyone around you. They believe in you, trust you and want to support you.
This one attitude can change your entire life for the better.
Your Passion
On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you right now? Do you really, truly want to succeed? Are you thrilled with your goals for today? Is your passion at 8, 9 or 10?
If not, you must learn to generate more passion for your work, your career and your life. 

To succeed you must be a leader, if only a leader of one person: you.
"In all great leaders there is a purpose and intensity which is unmistakable. Have you noticed how the best speeches of politicians, ministers or actors always include high-volume intensity? Their passion is unmistakable! You also see this in the most successful people you know.

Fortunately, you can generate all the passion you need to succeed.
You have the ability to motivate yourself; to concentrate on your purpose; to get yourself excited about what you do.

Your attitude sets the mood for everyone around you. They get excited if you are excited. For example, recommendations you give to others that come from your heart have a much bigger impact than recommendations you give with no passion behind them.

"A man who merely wants to be liked will never be a leader. A broad examination of history shows clearly that men follow those they respect. Respect is a recognition of inspiration, purpose and competence and personal force or power". There is nothing stronger than a leader with a firm direction and passion to get there. 
Your Purpose
When you organize all of your energy, your resources and your activities toward one focused goal, you not only feel more joy in what you are doing, you get more accomplished.
To do this, you need to follow a purpose. What makes you passionate? For example, for which of these objectives can you generate the most passion and intensity?

* Reaching a specific goal 

* Accomplishing a certain level of perfection

* Earning the money to buy something you really need or want

* Going back to an original purpose


* Beating a challenge

* Filling your life with as much happiness as possible

* Fulfilling a duty to yourself or your family

* Helping a great number of people

* Creating a superior reputation

* Building a highly-successful business

* Helping others achieve success

* Becoming the best at what you do

* Hitting a specific production target

* Making a positive impact on society

Once you select a purpose or game for which you can be passionate, go for it! Get intense! Use it to help you generate personal force and power.
Use your purpose to overwhelm all obstacles and barriers. Stay focused on your end results. Never doubt your ability to win the game.
Create all the passion you need to succeed.