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June 30, 2004

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Volume II - June, 2004 Issue

Leadership E-cards Online
Recognize Employees Today!

T A B L E   O F   C  O N T E N T S

  1. Lessons-in-Leadership
    • The Power of Suggestion
  2. Meeting for Results
    • Free Leadership E-cards Available Online Now
  3. The Juice Bar
    • Get What You Want
  4. Reader Meter
    • More Leader Readers
  5. Site News
    • So Much To Do In So Little Time

Lessons In Leadership

The Power of Suggestion!

"There never was a day that did not bring its own opportunity
for doing good - that never could have been done before, and never can be again."

- W. H. Burleigh

Leaders can often underestimate the impact (both positive and negative) that their words can have on a group or individual.

The following excerpts was originally published in 1911 by O.S. Marden, and they illustrate the fact that our words can have significant influence on those we lead, or those whom we come in contact with.

The Power of Suggestion

We little realize how much suggestion has to do with health. In innumerable instances people have been made seriously ill, sometimes fatally so, by others telling them how badly they looked, or suggesting that they exhibit symptoms associated with a dreaded disease.

A prominent New York business man recently told me of an experiement which the friends of a robust young man made upon him.

It was arranged that beginning in the morning, each one should tell him when he came to work, that he was not looking well. They did this subtly, in a way that would not make the man suspicious.

At one o'clock this vigorous young man had been so influenced by the suggestion, he quit work and went home ill - thoroughly convinced he must be sick.

To be sure, we are under the influence of suggestion every moment of our waking lives. Everything we see, hear, feel, is a suggestion which produces a result corresponding to its own nature. Its subtle power seems to reach and affect the very springs of life.

It is almost impossible for a patient to get well while people are constantly reminding him how ill he looks.

What people need is encouragement, uplift and hope!

Instead of telling a friend in trouble that you feel sorry for him, try to pull him and help to restore his energy and reserves.

Help the friend picture his ideal image, his better self.

The suggestion which comes from an enthusiastic and optimistic person, can move mountains. Many a life has been stirred and inspired by only a few moments of positive conversation.

Many men and women have made their place in history, largely because their ambition was aroused by suggestion: some book or some individual who gave them the first glimpse of their possibility and potential, and enabled them to feel for the first time a thrill of the power within them.

As leaders, we all can identify others throughout our career who have helped us along our journey.

Take the extra step each day to provide an employee with words of encouragement and suppport. If you have an employee who is still not quite producing to the level you expect, recognize that employee for the effort they are putting forth and for any incremental improvement.

Your words are powerful.

Because your employees look to you for leadership, understand that your words have the potential to either inspire the heart or dash the dreams of those who seek your approval.

"Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting."
- Beecher

Meeting for Results

Free Leadership E-Cards Available Online Now

"On the great clock of time there is but one word - NOW!"
- William James

How to best speak an encouraging word?

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Sending an e-card to an employee is a wonderful thing to do. It sends a clear message, and it shows that you care enough about the individual to take the time to recognize her for her work.

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"By the street of by and by one arrives at the house of never."
- Cervantes

The Juice Bar

Get What You Want!

"Nothing is impossible to the person who can will it!"
- Mirabeau

When Clifton Crawford, an actor from the early 1900's, started on his career in America, he played in one-week performances in small towns and cities.

One night he was told by a prominent member of the company that his work wasn't much good, and that he would never be successful. The man encouraged Crawford to go back home to his native Scotland.

Crawford, despite these discouraging remarks, remained in America and continued his profession. In a comparatively short time he reached the coveted position of a Broadway "star".

After his first success in New York he had the satisfaction of meeting the man who had advised him to return to his native country, and Crawford reminded him of the incident.

Clifton Crawford won out because he related himself mentally to the thing he wanted. He listened to the voice in his own soul rather than to the pessimistic predictions of outside voices.

This is a reminder: Listen to the voice of your own best self. Listen to what's calling you, and.... RESPOND.

"I will find a way or make one."
- O.S. Marden

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So Much To Do In So Little Time!

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