The leaves are changing, we pulled out our sweaters…fall is here! Now’s the time to refocus on getting down to business with our new books!
“When you’re beginning to to construct your Debt-Repayment Plan, you will likely ‘forget’ about one, or even several, debts. You may list what you owe in your Debt Repayment Plan, and then a month later remember than you also owe your father $85,000 and haven’t been paying it back. You’re feeling really great about your debt-free efforts, and then you’re suddenly struck by the remembrance that you owe back taxes of $30,000. You’ve listed all your credit card debt, but you’ve spaced out on the $5,000 you owe the contractor you used to rebuild the garage. Know that this happens to all of us. We all ‘forget’ debts that we haven’t been paying, debts that we’ve relegated to the back corners of our mind becaiuse we have no idea how we’re going to pay for them–or we don’t want to.” (page 134)
The Facilitator’s Fieldbook, Third Edition by Tom Justice and David W. Jamieson
“What you want to encourage is the free expression of ideas that come from each person’s intellect and heart without regard to what anyone else thinks. Direct commenting on the ideas of others usually discourages a direct and honest dialogue and invites the next person who shares to end real dialogue and slip into the realm of personalities by likewise agreeing or disagreeing. This premature judgment always blocks the path to fresh and authentic exchanges.” (page 29)
“Most management processes are vertical. They are built around the linear information systems model, which passes data up and down, within and between functions. Information technology (IT) is the new name for what was formerly known as data processing.” (page 145)
“Most people are ruled by a ‘cognitive’ mindset, which means that they always tend to be logical and rational. When you are trying to develop extraordinary, unexpected, and ground breaking ideas, such as a new product that takes the market by storm, a cognitive mindset is more of a hindrance than a help.” (page 51)
Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying and Developing High-Potential Employees by John Mattone with Luiz Xavier
“Great leaders demonstrate enormous respect and appreciation for the sum of all their references (both positive and negative) because they know in their mind and heart that the very essence of who they are is inextricably tied to the sum of their experiences.” (page 61)
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