As I look back on the last three books I have written, I can only encourage you to keep documentation on all your communications, conversations, and public speaking and note how you have changed over time and how the environment changes. These books are a culmination of over 20 years of such information. I've had some fantastic conversations, found myself in impossible situations, and been honored to speak and be a consultant for some amazing talents that still lead organizations.
To best communicate an idea, wrap it in a human experience. Words can be superficial aspects of communication. Accurate communication happens through deep, human interactions that transcend words (relatable experiences; stories). Even though words may be exchanged and sometimes necessary, they are not sufficient to explain or promote communications through Aaron's aggregate opportunities. To best communicate an idea, wrap it in a human experience. For instance, you are arguing with someone. You are getting angry. You are saying things. You're hardly aware of something to defend yourself and attack the other person. You feel injured and want to justify yourself, make the other person see your side, and maybe even hurt that person. You are borne along on a current of hot emotion. Later, you may regret the words you used. Or you may get even angrier over the terms the other person used. You may think of something biting you should have said. The point is that the words, like froth on the…
“Talent is our number one operating priority.” – Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn
“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from collaborating with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“We need to get together and discuss what we’re doing well and what we can do to help more people feel that they can be open about their identity.”– Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas Airways
“In the end, I do respond to my instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and sometimes they're not. But you must, I think, remain true to what you believe in.” - Anna Wintour, Journalist, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, and Artistic Director of Condé Nast."
“You can’t be all things to everyone and still be effective.” - Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners
“Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can…The trick for introverts is to honor their styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms.” - Susan Cain, Author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”
“I realized I was more convincing to myself and the people who were listening when I said what I thought, versus what I thought people wanted to hear me say.” - Ursula Burns, Chairman, and CEO of VEON
“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” - Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” - Tim Ferriss, Entrepreneur, and Author of “The Four-Hour Workweek” and “Tools of Titans.”
“The great leaders are not the strongest; they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. Great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. Great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” - Simon Sinek, Author of “Start with Why” and “The Infinite Game.”
“Growth and comfort don’t coexist. That’s true for people, for companies, for nations.” - Gini Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM
Here are 10 Principles to becoming a committed self-developer. Based on John Maxwell’s The Success Journey. I will be reflecting on this as I take a break this week.
"You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, you need to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is one of your biggest advantages." - Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States
"Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. Your continually increasing would help if you learn, think, and approach the organization. I've never forgotten that." - Indra Nooyi, Former CEO of PepsiCo
“Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people they lead.” - Pete Hoekstra
“Invite people into your life who don’t look like you, don’t think like you, don’t act like you, don’t come from where you come from, and you might find that they will challenge your assumptions and make you grow as a person.” - Melody Hobson, President, and CEO of Ariel Investments