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Think, then act quickly!
Wisdom & Leadership
Think things through
Visualise your intuition, and take a critical look at the outcome.
Don't underestimate the value of your intuition; it is always your thoughts - nobody else's!
"Reflect on that gut feeling -
talk with your mentor - then do it!"
Look back before moving forward
Leadership is about pressure and striving to succeed.
Leaders develop insights, learn from failures and build on success.
"Pressure provides the energy that drives Leaders.
Insight is the steering wheel that keeps you on the right track!"
Avoid pre-determined solutions
Is your proposed action taken after objective consideration?
Leaders always imagine downsides as well as upsides.
"Ask your Mentor for their views
- now you have a Team of Two!"
Consult and listen before Leading
Testing is a vital Leadership skill; it improves your decision-making.
Test everyone, but don't leave out yourself!
"Test before you do - but don't take too long to do!
Leadership is earned
Insights from my book, 'it does matter.'
"It takes; all of your time, effort, enormous personal sacrifice, the courage of a lion, speed of a cheetah, luck of the Irish and strength of character of Winston Churchill. It is difficult, but leaders enjoy leading, despite the uncharted territories they explore."
"Sacrifice is hard - get used to it!"
Leaders get things done.
Leaders learn to do this at speed; they ask simple questions first.
"What, When and How."
(Try getting answers from these three first!)