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Volume I, September, 2003 Issue
Leadership On The Net! – Our Winning
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
- Meeting for Results
- The Juice Bar
- Our Picks! 7 Best Things Ever Said About
- Reader Meter
- Site News
Our Winning Secret!
"Many are called, but few get up."
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Meeting for Results
The Spirit of Winning
"No one has yet calculated how many imaginary triumphs are silently
celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage."
Athenaeus.circa A.D. 200
How do we teach a winning spirit? From as early an age as possible. But make
no mistake, a winning spirit can be taught at any age.
You see, the spirit of winning comes first from an expectation on the part of
someone we trust and respect. Someone who thinks highly about us, and therefore
expects and inspires others to think highly of themselves.
I’ll admit it. I thoroughly enjoy asking my young daughters my now famous
question. “Are you a whiner?”, and they instinctively reply – “NO, I’m a
What a proud dad I am at that particular point in time.
My daughters know the answer to the question, because my wife and I have taught
them the answer. They know what we expect, and by knowing that - they also know
what they can expect in return. In this case, a proud smile, with an instant
response of “That’s right, good answer.”
In addition, getting our daughters to say the phrase “I’m a winner” repeatedly,
conditions them to believe this is true, thus building their self esteem.
You can create the same winning spirit, by setting some very specific
expectations of your employees. Expectations that when met, guarantee success.
Don’t make the all-to-common mistake of thinking that cows actually GIVE milk.
What? What do cows have to do with anything in this message?
Okay, just think about it. Anyone who has milked a cow, knows for a fact that it actually
takes a lot of work on the part of the farmer to ensure that a cow will actually
“produce” milk. The farmer knows that no milk will be “given”.
It’s a scientific fact that a milk cow who is cared for, encouraged, talked to,
supported and loved – produces more milk, that tastes better and is of a higher
All the while, a cow that feels threatened, mistreated,
unloved and unsupported will produce milk of a far inferior quality.
Many of your employees will GIVE/produce no more or less than what you expect them to.
This reminds me of the story of when the businessman was asked, "When did you start working
for your current employer?" The businessman's quick reply was, "Right after he gave me a
Yes it's true. Your "supportive, yet Firm" expectations will be the main driver of results.
Morale to the story? Leaders invest the time and energy in their people
to ensure the greatest rewards for their employees, their customers and their
"Most games are lost, not won.”
The Juice Bar
Our Picks! 7 Best Things Ever Said About Winning!
Let’s count ‘em down!
#7 – “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin
#6 – “I’ll be back.” – The Terminator
#5 – “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
#4 – First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi
#3 – Nothing gives on person so much advantage over another as to remain
always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” – Thomas Jefferson
#2 – “I prayed for 20 years but received no answer until I prayed with my
legs.” – Frederick Douglass, escaped slave
#1 – “Let’s roll!” – Todd Beamer, Heroic passenger on United Flight
93, Sept. 11th
Retreat hell! We just got here!"
- Capt. Lloyd Williams,
USMC, on the first day of the battle of Belleau Wood in World War
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