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Leadership On The Net - Out Winning Secret!
September 08, 2003

Leadership On The Net!

Our Winning Secret!

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Win #1 Employees - are positively engaged and feel highly valued.
Win #2 Customers - are consistently "delighted" and remain loyal.
Win #3 Owners/shareholders - realize optimal return on investment with continual improvement quarter-to- quarter and year-over-year.

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Volume I, September, 2003 Issue

Leadership On The Net! – Our Winning Secret.

T A B L E   O F  C O N T E N T S

  1. Lessons-in-Leadership
    • Our Winning Secret.
  2. Meeting for Results
    • The Spirit of Winning!
  3. The Juice Bar
    • Our Picks! 7 Best Things Ever Said About Winning.
  4. Reader Meter
    • Feedback Frenzy!
  5. Site News
    • On the Horizon


Our Winning Secret!

"Many are called, but few get up."
-Oliver Herford

We recently added a Special Edition page to our website. The following link will take you to this page and will explain in detail “Our Winning Secret”.

We encourage you to click on this link and take our 3-Step Challenge! See what you may be missing.

Our Winning Secret Is Revealed Here!

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 Winner!”

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. They don’t!

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 overall quality.

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 final notice!"

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 shareholders.

"Most games are lost, not won.”
-Casey Stengel

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 Powell

#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 I.

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Feedback Frenzy!

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Site News

On The Horizon for

As we stated last month, we continue to plan for many new improvements to the website. Some of the new additions in the works include:
  • New Page of Inspirational Quotes
  • Leadership TIPS - Tips and checklists for addressing a wide variety of leadership issues
  • Intro to Leadership - Free Leadership Assessment Tool
  • Leadership in Profile - Highlighting everyday leader's success stories
  • Presentations on Leadership Topics, available for immediate download.
Stay tuned.

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