Leadership & Business Wisdom

To succeed in business presently, experts say that you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills, experts say. Starting a business requires analytical thinking, determined organization, and detailed record-keeping. It’s significant to be aware of your competition and either appropriate or enhance upon their successful tactics. You’ll almost certainly end up working harder for yourself than you would for someone else, so prepare to make sacrifices in your personal life when organizing your business. Providing good service to your customers is crucial to gaining their loyalty and retaining their business.

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Managing Oneself: Revolution in Society
Managing oneself

is a Revolution in human affairs. It requires new and unprecedented things from the individual, and especially from the knowledge worker. For, in effect, it demands that each knowledge worker think and behave as a chief executive officer. It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told —either by the task or by the boss —to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves profoundly challenges social structure. For every existing society, even the most “individualist” one, takes two things for granted, if only subconsciously: Organizations outlive workers, and most people stay put. Managing oneself is based on the very opposite realities. In the United States MOBILITY is accepted. But even in the United States, workers outliving organizations—and with it the need to be prepared for a second and different half of one’s life—is a revolution for which practically no one is prepared. Nor is any existing institution, for example, the present retirement system.

Managing Oneself: Work Relationships

Just as it is important for you to know your own strengths, work styles, and values, it is also important that you learn the strengths, work styles, and values of the people around you. Each person is an individual, and there are likely to be great differences between yourself and others. But such differences do not matter. What does matter is whether everyone performs. Consistent group performance can be achieved only if each person within the group is able to perform as an individual. And to help make this happen, you must build on other people’s strengths, other people’s work styles, and other people’s values.

Once you have identified your strengths, work style, and values, as well as what your contribution should be, you must then consider who else needs to know about it. Everyone who depends on you and on whom you depend needs to know this information about how you work. Since communication is a two-way process, you should feel comfortable asking your coworkers to think through and define their own strengths, work styles, and values.

Inspirational Quotes may Change Life
  • Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. (Winston Churchill)
  • Play by the rules, but be ferocious. (Phil Knight)
  • Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. (Richard Branson)
  • Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow. (Anthony Robbins)
  • You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. (Warren Buffett)
  • Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.(Henry David Thoreau)
  • And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. (Anaïs Nin)
  • There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. (Seth Godin)
  • I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.(G.K. Chesterton)
  • I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it. (Susan Butcher)

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