Joe and Wanda on Management

Joe Kerr and Wanda B. Goode, two characters from Nick McCormick’s book, “Lead Well and Prosper,” dispense their management wisdom

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Month: May, 2012

The One Thing

17 May, 2012 (22:08) | Leadership, Management | By: Administrator

In Debra Benton’s new book, The Virtual Executive, she relays the following:

Several times in this book I’ve mentioned one thing you consistently must do to become more memorable, impressive, credible, genuine, trusted, liked, cool, calm, collected, competent, comfortable, and confident. This one thing will help bring out these qualities in others as well. When you boil it down, this one thing is intelligently observing what most people do and then not do the same thing. Do the opposite (without being weird, of course). Use your common sense, but don’t be common in your actions.

Comments, Joe and Wanda?

Joe Kerr: I usually answer your silly questions, so this time I’ve decided to do the opposite.

Wanda B. Goode: Managers do tend to imitate. It’s seen as the safe play. It’s typically not the best way to lead though.

Some related quotes and a related post

Always show the you in you that makes you the you that you are.
–Chidinma Obietikponah

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.
–Charles M. Schwab

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
–Cecil Beaton

Playing it Safe is Risky

2012 May Leadership Development Carnival

9 May, 2012 (21:55) | Leadership, Management | By: Administrator

Dan McCarthy hosts the May, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival at his site. Sample the dozens of management and leadership articles posted this month.