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The Value of putting individual’s Talents & Strengths to work [at work]
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Some people take the same route to work every day...if that route is blocked, they cannot find a way to work.
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Sometimes innovation comes from dreams: sleeping and waking dreams bring intuition and flashes of inspiration.
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Beware those vagrant thoughts. [Unless, of course, you want to waste a lot of time.]
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Free up some time and ease your mind - have a pre-set process for dealing with problems.
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You cannot drive people when you work them into a fog.
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Willpower eats up energy - choose your battles with care.
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Leadership is about meaningful stories well told and important actions well done.
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Talents are not what we do; Talents are the 'substances' that define us and make us unique.
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Sometimes it only takes a little prick to burst your bubble.
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I'm sure that slow-boiling the frog doesn't work. Business gurus got to stop feeding that nasty rumour.
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Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.
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Doubters don't build.
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You are the smartest person you really know.
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Listen to what people say...are their words the words of Victims or Initiators?
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Do you spend more time (A) annoying people or (B) watching TV people you don't know annoying people you don't know?
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If you cannot be interested at least be interesting!
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Over 2000 years ago, Roman Stoics developed the habit of waiting a day before beating slaves who had erred.
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When people tell you they are giving 110%, do you think they are talking in superduperlatives?


When you know defeat has arrived muster your courage and take one more step ahead.
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Anticipate situations you cannot control & train yourself so you avoid feeling anxiety or stress when they arrive.
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks...unless, perhaps, you praise him enthusiastically...and feed him the meat he craves.
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Problems become weak when they face clear goals and a strong desire to succeed.
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A Vision of a Better Future – one of our most magnetic gifts.
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Organized people get more done; disorganized people get more stress.
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Better to fix the problem than to fix the blame.
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"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech." Mark Twain
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How is it people who are 'too busy' find time to share their problems with others & watch all that Reality TV?
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When people are annoyed about setting goals, don't fight against the flow - help them make predictions.
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Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.
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