Monday, December 29, 2008

Bring Out The Best in Others - Week of Dec. 28

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: My friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford

Power Thought – Good leaders are always looking for ways to bring out the best in their people. It’s important to be an encouragement to those around you. As you motivate the people around you it will become contagious. Imagine a workplace that is infected with enthusiasm and encouragement? In that atmosphere, productivity thrives and everyone wins. Try it!
-Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John Maxwell

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Embracing Change - Week of Dec. 21


Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: Lucy – “I would like to change the world.”
Charlie Brown –“Where would you like to start?”
Lucy – “I would start with you!”

Power Thought – It’s not uncommon for leaders to feel this way. Change can be an ugly word in any organization, and too often the temptation is to change people instead of systems. Change resistance is overcome when a climate of trust is built within the organization. The more people in the organization trust the leader, the more they are willing to embrace the idea of change.
- Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his true friend. Next, probe to discover what he wants to accomplish.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The greatness of your people - Week of Dec. 14

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: The leader finds greatness in the group, and he or she helps the members find it in themselves.
-Warren Bennis

Power Thought: The greatness of your organization is the sum of the greatness of your people. Everyone brings skill, expertise, and value to the success of your company. While they possess it, they may not realize it. Today, why not tell someone how great you think they are. As you do, they will be inspired to reach new heights.
-Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow.
-T. Richard Chase

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Have faith in your abilities - Week of Dec. 7

Management Moment
By Doug Dickerson

Power Point: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Power Thought: In order to be successful we have to believe that we are gifted and have the abilities to get the job done. We must also have a healthy balance of understanding that in today’s marketplace our accomplishments do not stand alone. Our successes are team efforts. Take pride in your work, but celebrate the team.
- Doug Dickerson

Power Surge: The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done
- Arnold Palmer