If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Daily Motivations - 20080905
Love is blind, but hiring shouldn't be. -- Unknown
Today's Topic: The Main Thing
Here are five ways to ensure your employees not only know what your main thing is, but also that they work together to accomplish it.
Share your vision of what’s truly important…what you want and need your team to achieve. Don’t just recite the organization’s vision – that’s great for the annual report, but employees need to know what’s in your head. It should be a clear explanation of what your team’s results can and should be…and how you see that happening.
Provide regular feedback on how each team member is helping to accomplish the main thing. Do not fall into the “as long as you don’t hear from me you’ll know you’re doing okay” trap. Again, your people need to hear directly from you whether things are going well or not.
Show the team that you care. If your group is like most, the question “Does anybody really give a flip about what we do around here?” probably comes up now and then. Everyone needs to feel (and BE) appreciated by his or her leader. In fact, being recognized for one’s efforts and contributions is the number one factor leading to long-term job satisfaction. That’s right…it ranks above money!
Identify and eliminate unnecessary activities that either don’t support your main thing or that block the progress and success of your people. Test all of the team’s decisions and activities against the main thing. Then have the courage to stop doing the things that distract the team from accomplishing its top priority.
Stay consistent. The leader’s job is to provide consistency in everything he or she does. Your actions must be consistent with your words. The performance reviews you conduct must be consistent with the coaching you have provided along the way; the reward system you have in place must reflect and acknowledge the accomplishment of important team goals.
"The Patriot Post"
"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow." -- Benjamin Franklin - (maybe today rather than tomorrow - oyh)
"The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest." --- Thomas Jefferson
"'Trust me' government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what's best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs---in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact." --- Ronald Reagan
"[The media] want this Hurricane to illustrate the incompetence of Republicansagain; that's going to backfire on them with Governor [Bobby] Jindal down there running things... If you put a conservative Republican in charge of a state rather than a couple liberal Democrats like Nagin and Blanco, you're going to see the difference if this happens. But while Drive-Bys and the Democrats are keeping a sharp eye out on Hurricane Gustav, category three; Hurricane Sarah struck the Democrats and made landfall [Friday] as a category 10 and global warming had nothing to do with it!" --- Rush Limbaugh
"The e-mail Bag"
Richard Viguerie: Now we know why liberals hate, fear Sarah Palin! “Sarah Palin is the next Ronald Reagan”