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Is your workplace interesting or drab? Take these tips from INC.com and help make your office a better and happier place.
It doesn’t have to be that way. My company has won Best Place to Work in Houston, and I think a big part of it is that we know how to have fun on the job. And why not? Everyone is happier and more productive when they have fun together.
And what some leaders don’t understand is that when people are not having fun, they’re tense. Then as a result of the paralysis, they can’t make decisions—and studies have shown that when you’re paralyzed, you’re incapable of being creative.
Being a leader is about serving and pursuing vision and enabling others to be the best at what they do.
Think of how leaders develop their employees. If the leader is always first, it doesn’t allow anyone else to be. Many times we need to let our future leaders go first so they can develop their skills.
Leadership isn’t about being first. It’s about knowing when to go first and when to let others go first. A subtle distinction but an oh so important one.
In the age of the Web and social media, personal branding is a necessity no matter which industry you serve at.
Even if you work within a large organization and don’t have celebrity parents, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your personal brand today. Not only will the resulting larger network help you keep your options open on the work front, participating across social media sites can help you to stay informed about your area of expertise so you don’t fall behind.
Yes, it’s all about expertise. If you’ve been successful on the personal branding front, chances are that you’ve established yourself as an expert. Whether you blog about real estate, tweet about stocks, or pin about jewelry, social media makes it easy for anyone to shape herself or himself online.
Principles and values are important aspects of being a leader.
Habits are values that are regularly practiced and lived-out.
Virtue are habits that are aligned to principles.
Values are things, ideas, our beliefs that came from our interaction from people; from our past experiences, etc.
Principles are laws that govern human nature and relationships.
I haven’t decided on my social transformation project yet, but I’m starting to raise funds for this project.
I need PhP 60,000 initial funding for my social transformation project. I will start looking for ways to scale the project and expand it after the initial round of implementation.
Here are my ideas for non-profit fund raising.
Write a Grant Proposal and submit it to a foundation, ministry, or non-profit organization. I know a lot of organizations that provide grants and endowment funds. It’s a bit difficult to write the grant proposal. And it might take time before the grants are approved. But still, this is an amazing way to get funding and promote the project at the same time.
I have some of the books listed in this blog post, but I plan to expand my bookshelf soon.
We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs, this question:
“What business book do you recommend for improving management leadership?”
From Dan Kennedy’s “No BS Ruthless Management,” to “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath, to Eric Reis’ “Lean Startup,” here are 10 books on leadership every young entrepeneur should read.
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