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THE 10 MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRIVEN AMBITIOUS SUCCESSFUL HUMANS AND THE REST OF US!!!

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They think outside the box or have a good dose of unconventional or innovative thinking and doing.

They surround themselves with supportive relationships and don’t waste time and energy with toxic or negative humans.

They are resilient in the face of failure and/or rejection.

They are internally motivated, have a vision, and follow it unrelentingly or passion drives them with an authentic belief in what they are doing.

They continue to learn and have learned many useful lessons from mentors and humans that they admire and tend to handle difficult situations similarly.

They have integrity and live by their core values.

They realize that part of what they are doing is swimming against the tide and they derive satisfaction in doing so.

They finish what they start as much as possible.

Fear doesn’t hold them back but are ready to take the necessary calculated risks.

They want their coworkers and followers to succeed too and do a fair share of mentoring.

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SOME IMPORTANT WAYS TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER!!!

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GOALS:

Set goals, write them down, and get feedback from potentially involved staff members if there are any objections to the goals or alternate goal suggestions.

Prioritize goals based on an estimate of their urgency, potential impact on profitability of the company, and cost of personnel and resources needed to achieve the desired goals.

Estimate the approximate time it will take to achieve the goals and when you and members of your staff will start on them.

ROUTINE TASK IMPROVEMENT:

Analyze a task by asking whether there would be any adverse results if the task were eliminated entirely since some are purely make work routine tasks which don’t have any noticeable benefits.

If a task is beneficial then ask whether its efficiency could be improved by replacing it with computer software or eliminating subtasks or spending less time on the tasks.

Sometimes tasks are redundant and two or more tasks can be merged into one new task which produces the same results.

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY:

The key to innovation is finding someone who is doing your job more efficiently and usually differently.

Relevant useful research of reputable authorities in your field is one way of getting innovative ideas and the other is to make connections with managers or leaders of other companies basically doing your job only perhaps a little more efficiently and better.

Sometimes your staff members may have some innovative ideas which can surface if you have the courage to ask them.

Innovative efficiency often means replacing routine functions and humans with computer software but you should be very cautious in using computer interfaces with company customers because most customers do not want to feel like they are communicating with an impersonal robot and the reputation of your company may greatly suffer as a result of too much of this impersonal treatment of them.

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN:

The strategic business plan should always be a satisfied repeat customer which is the only ultimate strategic consideration. The means to that end is making the company more competitive with more and better information, goods, or services and a more efficient organizational structure.

MEETINGS:

Disseminate a necessary agenda only to invited relevant workers prior to the meeting, start on time, and assign relevant tasks with a deadline during the meeting.

TEAMS:

Have clear rules, expectations, and goals.

Listen more than you speak and get appropriate feedback.

Sometimes compromise will be necessary to get enthusiastic committed member support.

NETWORKING:

A good memory is definitely a great asset but keeping a written file of new humans which you meet each day and the context in which you met them can be very useful in the future.

Seek out humans who can potentially help you in reaching your goals. Joining and becoming an active participant in a professional association is one way of starting to accomplish this goal.

MENTORING THOSE WITH LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL:

Your ultimate goal may be to climb the corporate ladder to at or near the top so take time out to mentor potential leaders who could replace you when you get promoted to greater responsibility.

One way to slowly do this is to once in a while delegate some of your authority to an aspiring leader who has similar ambitions.

When and if you get promoted then you will have a loyal or thankful human leader working under you.

LEARNING:

Learn or research something new and hopefully useful almost every day.

Learn from your mistakes and failures and those of other humans.

Ask humans with similar experiences how they overcame their failures or how they would have done something which you want to do or tried to do.

MOTIVATION:

Individually motivate members and try to get their support because different personalities sometimes require slightly different motivational approaches. Introverts and extroverts need slightly different approaches and even though most are motivated by a pride in their work some need financial bonuses or special privileges to keep them happy and motivated.

Keep group motivational speeches very brief and very infrequent.

The basic key to great leadership is hiring qualified competent workers and using emotional intelligence to motivate them into doing their best!!!

 

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6 WAYS TO STIMULATE INNOVATION+

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CHANGING THE ENVIRONMENT AND/OR IMPORTANT ASSUMPTIONS:

Sometimes changing the culture or surroundings leads to innovation. Humans in different part of the world make some different assumptions which leads to different circumstances or a different environment.

If you are a chef or one interested in food innovation the food traditions of different countries can lead to some innovative recipes which may or may not be successful in the marketplace.

Some cultures are more efficient than others and to be innovative you can learn to apply those principles to your way of working things out.

Mass transit efficiency can be studied in different countries to find out what the most efficient and modern system is today. Innovative places like Dubai can be a source for architectural innovation or new ideas about building structures. Educational innovation can originate from countries with a very high level of educational excellence.

Changing some important assumptions and finding out how results can change is another innovative approach. A product specifically designed for women may lead to innovation if you assume with minor modifications that it would be desired by men also.

Assuming that an adult tool or product could be slightly modified and sold to offspring may also lead to innovative ideas. 

Changing the environment and/or changing some important assumptions can lead to innovative thinking and correspondingly innovative ideas.

INCREASING THE PROBABILITY OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS:

Nothing stimulates innovative idea frequency more than tracking innovation in your industry and cross fertilization from other industries applying automation to make their efforts more efficient.

Some research or useful reading and input on a daily basis will stimulate creativity and ultimately creativity stems from trying to be creative on a regular basis and recording your efforts digitally or on paper which may be as simple as writing about something new and/or old on a daily basis.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INNOVATIVE HUMANS:

If you have a work environment then try to populate it with as many innovative humans as possible all interacting digitally and in person with others.

REWARD CREATIVITY WITH RECOGNITION AND SOMETIMES MONEY:

Increasing the status of creative humans is rewarding and can be done with official praise or recognition, working perks, and special privileges like company time to pursue your personal interests especially if they deal with selfimprovement. 

EXPERIMENT AND TAKE ON SOME NEW MANAGEABLE RISKS:

Being innovative can be risky and costly so if the experiment or innovation is tried then make sure that it fails quickly or is terminated if it seems to not be yielding any good changes for the better within a rather narrow duration.

IF THE COMPANY DOES NOT HAVE AN R&D DEPARTMENT THEN CREATE ONE:

Creative humans belong in a research and development department where they can interact with other creative innovative humans. Don’t expect that much creativity from average employees because their minds just don’t naturally think innovatively and when they do come up with an innovative idea the probability of it being ignored is rather great because no one expects creativity from them on a regular basis.

If it is not a prosperous wealthy company then two or three creative or innovative humans devoted to research and development should be sufficient.   

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