Sunday, October 26, 2008

Making Hard Work Fun - Week of Oct. 26, 2008

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: If the hard work is also fun, the performance will be enhanced.
-Dean Smith

Power Thought: Legendary coach Dean Smith, in his thirty six years as the head coach of the University of North Carolina’s basketball team, won more than seventy five percent of his games. His work ethic speaks for itself. Yet he also knew the importance of making hard work fun. That might seem like a contradiction of terms, but to succeed, we must work hard, smart, and enjoy the journey. No one has ever raised a championship trophy over his head with a frown on his face.
-Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: I never did a day’s work in all my life. It was all fun.
-Thomas Edison

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Taking The Next Shot - Week of Oct. 20, 2008

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: Your next shot is a new experience. It might be the best shot you ever hit in your life.
- Harvey Penick

Power Thought: I like to play golf but unfortunately, most of my shots are hooks or slices. The temptation is to get frustrated and quit. The same can hold true in business. We missed a deadline, earnings weren’t what we projected, and perhaps a client let you down. My encouragement to you today is to step up and take that next shot. Don’t give up. That next shot may be the best you’ve ever made.
- Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
-Samuel Johnson

Monday, October 13, 2008

Are We Listening? - Week of Oct. 13, 2008

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: No man ever listened himself out of a job.
-Calvin Coolidge

Power Thought: If we are going to be productive leaders we have to be exceptional listeners. People in your organization need to know that they have your ear. When they know they have your ear then they know also they have your heart. Effective leaders are known not just by what they say but in how well they listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason; so that we can listen twice as much as we talk.
-Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble.
-Frank Tyger

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Dream the Impossible - Week of Oct. 6, 2008

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: We try to be too reasonable about what we believe. What I believe is not reasonable at all. In fact, it’s hilariously impossible. Possible things aren’t worth much. These crazy impossible things keep us going.
- Madeleine L’ Engle

Power Thought: When was the last time you attempted something others considered impossible? Defying the odds and expectations of others begins when we dare to defy the limitations that we place on ourselves. What may appear to be an unreasonable expectation to others should only been seen as a golden opportunity as you dare to dream the impossible.
-Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
- Thomas Edison