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Planning Your Time Before Too Late

Two greatest assets in human life are: your talent and your time. More and more talented, but less and less time, we can say that life is time to exchange talent. If a day later, we have less time, but talent does not increase, it is wasted time. So, we have to plan our time, use our time efficiently.

Do what you really interested in with your goals in life
Productivity has a direct relationship with interest, but this relationship is not a simple linear relationship. If I do what I am not interested in, I might spend 40 percent of the time, and only can produce 20% of the effect; if I do something I’m interested in, I might spend 100% of the time and get 200% effect. Hard work and good health are important, but really put into your work, all you need is an attitude, a desire, a willingness.

Know how your time spent
Pick a week and record what you did each 30 minutes, and then do a classification (for example: reading, studying, friends, sleeping, etc.) to see which activities you spent too much time. Before you want to progress, you must understand the status quo at first.

Time pieces
If you make time statistics above, you will find a lot of time lost out every day, for example, waiting for the bus, queuing, walking, etc., it can be used to check and reply emails, phone calls, and the like. Now we can use internet anytime, anywhere, so there is no excuse for daze once again. The point is, no matter you are busy or not busy, preparing in advance to do what in time pieces.

Priorities

Pick out the three most important things to do in the morning, you must be able to finish over day. At work and in daily life, things piling up, the only way is to prioritize. To understand that something hurry does not mean important things. You must be careful not to become a slave for hurry. You should let some urgent but unimportant things go. To be able to say no! Time management is to find their own priorities, if reverse the order, filled the time a bunch of trivia, then no space for something important.

The 80/20 rule
If people use the most efficient time, only 20% of the investment will be able to produce 80% efficiency. In contrast, the least efficient use of time, 80% of the time to devote to produce only 20% efficiency. You should concentrate on something most important on the clearest mind time. Many students like to stay up late, but it will be harm for the health, try to keep early hours.

Time is running out, How Long Will I Live?
https://www.myabaris.com/tools/life-expectancy-calculator-how-long-will-i-live/

Watch this video about time management:

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6 Leadership Styles

Leadership style is not determined like choose what kind of style is suitable after try a variety of different styles, but it should be based on the specific circumstances of members’ needs and organizational challenges, and then make the choice of a particular style.

Daniel Goleman describes the six different leadership styles. The most effective leaders can continue to convert these styles, and choose most appropriate style to respond to the needs of a particular moment.

1. Visionary

Leading by vision. This style is like “come with me”. It works best when changes require a new vision, or when a clear direction is needed.

2. Coaching

Leading through advice. This style focus on the development of individual members. It requires leaders to help members improve their performance, and connect between the individual members’ goal and the organization‘s objectives.

3. Affiliative

Leading through relationship. This style emphasizes that creating a harmonious environment for teamwork through mutual communication between members. Enhance team relationship, improve morale, enhance communication and rebuild trust.

4. Democratic

Leading by agreement. This style takes advantage of members’ knowledge and skills, and to achieve the team commitments. When the direction of the team is not clear, this style is the most effective, while the team leader will need to select the wisdom of their team members.

5. Commanding

Leading by force. This is the “military” style leadership classical model – probably the most frequently used style, but often the most ineffective. Because it contains very little praise to employees, and combat morale and job satisfaction. Only when an emergency occurs, this style is effective.

6. Pacesetting

Leading through example. This kind leader sets high standards for performance. One sentence to describe this style is “Do as I do”. To get quick results from a highly motivated and competent team.

Learn more about 6 different leadership styles:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1838481/6-leadership-styles-and-when-you-should-use-them

Communication Skills of Effective Leaders

How ledaers fully realizes and underlines the value of communication?

Some enterprises not clear their own development strategies, or only look the communication sector as issuing authority information only. Even so, if the leaders  communicate more effective, it still can create more value for the enterprise. To achieve this goal, you can take the following methods:

● Improve the quality of information

More concise and fluent use the words, passing more explicit information.

● Improve the efficiency of existing communication channels

Like take the form of face to face meetings to communicate and send essential information rather than a simple exchange of information.

● Limit the number of information sources and communication channels access restrictions to reduce the amount of information released.

In some companies, although the staff is not involved in the development of communication sector business strategy, but they are still able to create value by improving the efficiency of communication processes and reduce costs for enterprises — This result is certainly corporate finance director would like to see. Most people who work in the ditch must be both a strategist and consultant. Because no matter how good the enterprise business strategy, if not explicitly express it, is meaningless.

Read this how communication is the key for a successful leader:

http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/12675/communication-most-important-key-to-leadership-success

How to improve communication skills:

Listening Effectively

Everyone seems like know how to listening, and everyone are listening most often. How the effect of listening is? For same speech, why everyone gains are not like others’? This is because of different effectiveness of listening.
How to listening effectively?
To achieve effective listening:
  1. To pay attention, to focus on what others saying, do not get rid of those things are not about speech. Stay focus on what you hear things.
  2. We should concentrate on the speaker’s body language while pay attention. It allow us to enter the atmosphere better, put ourselves into speech.
  3. In the listening process, to combine our own views to thinking and listening. If there is anything we do not know, to ask questions, so that we can communicate with the speakers, to achieve the best effect of listening! Achieve effective listening, we can do more with less.
Good listener are also good at thinking, to develop good listening habits. (1) Guess what speaker will say later. (2) Summarize the views of the speakers. (3) Think about whether they speak reasonably or not.
God gave us two ears and one mouth, let us talk less and listen more, to be a good listener.
There are other tips for effective listening:
  1. Watch speaker, maintain eye contacts, do not look around, lean slightly forward.
  2. Smile and nod appropriately.
  3. Do not interrupt speech, let him finish.
  4. The timely and proper questions, and express your own views

Watch this to learn some effective listening skills:

To Understand The Importance of Listening, and Ways to Improve Your Own Skills:

The Importance of Listening, and Ways to Improve Your Own Skills

5 Ability To Be An Successful Entrepreneur

People who has entrepreneurship and innovation are very valuable in organization. So what are the key factors to be an successfel entrepreneur?

1. Persuasion
The ability to persuade others to change their way of thinking, belief, or behavior. Clearly, whether it is engaged in the recruitment or want to get approval from the investor and shareholder, the entrepreneur needs to have outstanding persuasion.
2. Leadership
The entrepreneur’s vision is often followed by challenging products and services, they can be aware of the challenges that ordinary people are not aware of.
3. Responsibility
People with entrepreneurial thinking also exhibit unique personal responsibility. Here personal responsibility refers to initiative, self-confidence, courage to face failure and personal behavior. People who have strong personal responsibility will go through the obstacle, they will not be giving up his personal mission, but they will thus gain energy. Those who always blame others fail is a serious lack of personal responsibility; it may be the biggest obstacle that hinder a person to become to an outstanding entrepreneur.
4. Goal-oriented
The goal-oriented means being attentive and energetic to achieve their goals. Typically, the majority of entrepreneurs is work closely with others to achieve the goal, their output efficiency is the highest. A strong sense of purpose for an entrepreneur is very important, because it is their product or service purpose. Clear objectives, advocacy objectives, use those to influence others and get their support.
5. Social skills
Finally, a clear need is personal social skills, social skills are the other four skills adhesive. Good personal social skills to ensure that entrepreneurs can effectively communicate with people in any situation, and get along with people. An outstanding entrepreneur could make emotionally unstable people to calm down. For lack of personal social skills of entrepreneurs, it will limit their ability to deliver a wide range of vision and goals.
To know 25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200730

A Good Motivational Video to Show The life of an Entrepreneur:

How to Motiavate Followers

Trust

Trust is a catalyst to accelerate the body’s self-confidence broke out, confidence is more important than the effort. Mutual understanding and trust between leaders and followers is a powerful spiritual force, it helps to build harmonious environment between people, contribute to the formation of the team spirit and cohesion.

Honor

From the people’s motivation to see that everyone has need fo a self-affirmation, honor, fight for the honor. For someone who has prominent performance, given the necessary spiritual rewards. For all types of people is also to encourage the spirit because it can reflect the need to respect. Pay attention to the collective excitation of encouragement to cultivate in order to build sense of honor and spirit of the group.

Behavior

Human emotion always dominated by action, who in turn will dominate people’s incentive actions. We are talking about behavior incentive is to head the behavior of the object full of emotion emotions to motivate its people, so as to achieve the purpose of mobilizing the enthusiasm of people. We often talk about the power of example is infinite, that is kind of project Typical behavior can stimulate people’s emotions, causing people’s “introspection” and resonance, and thus play a strong role model, like a banner, to guide people action.

Goal

Goal is to organize the individual a psychological gravity. The so-called target incentive, is to determine the appropriate target, induce human motives and behavior to achieve the purpose of mobilizing the enthusiasm of people. As an enticing target, with initiation, orientation and the role of incentives. Only one person constantly inspired by the pursuit of high goals, but also to inspire move its inherent power to make progress.

Emotion

Emotion is one of the most direct factor affecting people’s behavior, and any desire to have a variety of emotional needs. As interpreted in psychology, human emotions can be divided into altruistic sentiments, aggressive feelings, emotions and other types of hedonism, which also requires our leader continue to meet the followers, meet the growing demand for all kinds of material and cultural talent.

Read this article about motivate people in different times:

http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/18525/how-to-motivate-inspire-your-people-in-difficult-times

Learn from Steve Jobs:

How to Form an Efficient Team

The concept of the team emphasizes the overall benefits and objectives, emphasize the cohesion of the organization. Everyone in the team maximize their potential around common goals, and the main responsibility of leaders is to create a positive, productive work environment for employees, and to help them to achieve self-worth. The team was able to play the effect of 1+1>2 because each member of the team can work together and do their best to achieve a goal in the same boat.

The following points that will helpful for form an excellent team and to maintain its efficient operation:

  • Keep diversity of the team. The team should include different personalities and different talented people. They are complementary by diverse quality from each member.
  • Set reasonable goals. Target and goal indicate the direction for the team, and it should make the majority of team members to approve it.
  • Drive the team. One of most important responsibilities for leader is to maintain the vitality of the organization, at the same time, ensure that enterprises or team is always in one direction, never deviate from the target.
  • Allow employees to make mistakes and correct them immediately. Nobody never make mistakes. The key is that you get to make all team members learn from its mistakes.
  • Appropriate use of personal charm. Respect the individual differences of team members, including their beliefs, background, and demand. You should be broad-minded, able to calmly accept the views and suggestions of others. In addition, the appropriate delegation of authority is necessary.
  • Mind your mouth and hands, less interrupted, less meddling. Everyone has the potential, if you give them, you will gradually find that: they often do better than your expectation.
  • Share information and results. This helps to enhance team cohesion and initiative, avoid unnecessary suspicion, also let employees know their importance in the team and enhance their confidence.
  • Training team. The team is relying on cohesion and collaboration to accomplish goals. As a team leader, you should make all team members to achieve goals and go all out. If someone is personal heroism, even has strong ability, it may not be able to make much contribution to the group.

Funny video to demonstrate teamwork:

Read this to know the importance of teamwork:

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-teamwork-work-11196.html

LEADERS: BORN or MADE?

Are Leaders Born Or Made?

If we take a look at another question: How to become an Olympic champion? There is no doubts, reaching to the top of sports competition, you need to find a genius, and selection of genius depends on different sports, such as shapes of muscle cells for middle-long-distance run are different with those for sprint, athletes’ body size are also different. After finding these geniuses, it also need to have suitable good coach to train and guide them at least a few years. Eventually, they have to get some opportunities to finally achieve the Olympic throne.

Then come back to look at leadership development, there are a lot of similarities, isn’t it? This need to find a good talent to be a leader. It is not enough to only finding good talents, it also need to have the right opportunity to strengthen their “muscles”. Leadership Coaching can help and guide these talents to be improved and advanced. Olympic champions not masters or doctors of sports science; Similarly, only reading books cannot learn leadership at all, they also need opportunities to show their talents. If there are not opportunities to show their leadership, even they have super powers, on one recognized their leadership.

From the enterprise view to look at this issue, in order to build a strong leadership talent, they need select candidates from both inside and outside, but also need to spend time and money to guide and train them. If from individual development to look at this issue, and that is: people cannot choose your own DNA, but people can understand and explore themselves (Self-Awareness), and then they can use their energy to improve their self-cultivation and leadership.

Others voices:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2012/11/21/are-leaders-born-or-made/#730a25092ba2

LEADERS SHOULD BE “AGILE”

Today’s leaders faced challenges more dynamic than ever. Living in such a dynamic environment, want to play an effective leadership, leaders need to have a smart ability that is “Leadership Agility“.

The way of thinking and ability to adapt to change

Today’s leaders face more complex, changing and uncertain business environment than ever, which prompted them to have to quickly adapt to this dynamic and ambiguous environment with an open mind and timely respond to changes, and lead their followers become the darling of the times. This era requires them do a high-wire act, continue to challenge the center of gravity, to reach a new equilibrium, while going to achieve the long-term goal of the vision firmly.

Continuous innovation in a dynamic environment

Leader’s vision of the world is not only “what is”, but also “what is possible”. They always envisaged how to change and select the correct plan to spare no effort to turn a dream into reality. Today, innovations are more frequent be mention than ever, almost every leader consider innovation at first, because they know that either innovation or will be kicked out sooner or later.

Integration of resources to promote revolution

To face revolution and innovation, leaders are different from the ordinary people, they can not only adapt to change themselves, but also lead their followers to achieve self-transformation, and transform innovative ideas into reality. Moreover, these ideas may not be presented by leaders themselves, but to achieve them, it must require leaders to spare no effort to promote and integrate different resources. Business innovation is a respond to a dynamic business environment, the role of leaders in innovation and revolution is not only present new ideas, but also create a culture of active participation that encourage others driving revolution and innovation. More than that, innovation is often unavoidable risks, only leaders keep supporting it firmly, innovation and revolution may only be achieved in a complex organization.

4 Qualities That Make an Agile Leader:

http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/4-qualities-every-leader-needs-to-take-risks-conquer-stress.html

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