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  LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT.

Selected by Zeeshan Ahmed Khan
Nov 21 - 27, 2005

FEEDBACK: KEY TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING

To know one's strengths, to know how to improve them, and to know what one cannot do-are keys to continuous learning.

Whenever a Jesuit priest or a Calvinist pastor does any thing of significance (for instance a key decision), he is expected to write down what results he anticipates. Nine months later, he then feeds back from the actual results to these anticipations. This very soon shows him what he did well and what his strengths are. It shows him what he is not gifted for and cannot do well. I have followed this method myself, now for fifty years. It brings out what one's strength are- and this is the most important thing an individual can know about himself or herself. It brings out where improvement is needed and what kind of improvement is needed. Finally, it brings out what an individual cannot do and therefore should not even try to do. To know one's strengths, to know how to improve them, and to know what one cannot do-they are the keys to continuous learning.

ACTION POINT: List your strengths and the steps you are taking to improve them. Who knows you well enough to help identify your strengths?

REINVENT YOURSELF

Knowledge people must take responsibility for their own development and placement.

In today's society and organizations, people work increasingly with knowledge, rather than with skill. Knowledge and skill differ in a fundamental characteristic-skills change very, very slowly. Knowledge, however, changes itself. It makes itself obsolete, and very rapidly. A knowledge worker becomes obsolescent if he or she does not go back to school every three or four years.

This not only means that the equipment of learning, of knowledge, of skill, of experience that one acquires that one acquires early is not sufficient for our present life time and working time. People change over such a long time span they become different persons with different needs, different abilities, different perspectives, and, therefore, with a need to "reinvent themselves." I quite intentionally use a stronger word than "revitalize." If you talk of fifty years of working life-and this, I think, is going to be increasingly the norm-you have to reinvent yourself. You have to make something different out of yourself, rather than just find a new supply of energy.

ACTION POINT: Ask those ahead of you in age how they went about "repotting themselves." What steps should you take now?

BUSINESS WISDOM

Helping talented people blossom and develop is one of management's toughest challenges.

JAN CARLZON,
Swedish business leader, former CEO of Scandinavian Airlines system, speaker and author.

You are more likely to overcome challenges if you have learned, in advance, what to expect and how to respond. That is why training, at all levels, is critical to success of any organization.

ALLEN SHEPPARD,
British business leader, Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Grand Metropolitan.

A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.

ANON

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

JONATHAN SWIFT, British author.

Like a house of cards, customer satisfaction can be difficult to build, but very easy to destroy. That's because there is a customer care chain. The nature of the chain varies industry, organization by organization. But even thought the chain that applies to one will not apply to another, it only takes one weak link for any chain to be broken, for customer care failure to occur.

STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS,
Australian author and editor.

There is practically no area of business where the difference between rhetoric and actuality is greater than in the handling of people.

JOHN HARVEY- JONES,
British business consultant, broadcaster, author
And former chairman of ICI industries.

The more the perspiration, the more the inspiration.

ANON

It is not enough to have a good mind;the main thing is to use it well.

RENE DESCARTES,
French philosopher and mathematician.

The most important aspect of a web site from a marketing standpoint is to keep it changing. Marketers need to keep the mindset that the web site is almost like a storefront.

STEVE JONES,
American communications professor and consultant at the university of Tulsa,Oklahoma

 
 

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