21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

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The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office. If you desire to add value by serving others, you will become a better leader. And your people will achieve more, develop more loyalty, and have a better time getting things done than you ever thought possible. That’s the power of the Law of Addition.

Lean Priming

Reading Mladen Jovanovic’s My “productivity” system (in an attempt) I came across the PDF on lean priming. It is a system used by Toyota and has helped them generate profits when others are losing.

A long read and I’m not through quiet yet but a lot of gold in there.

The essence of Kaizen is simple and straightforward: Kaizen means improvement. Moreover, Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everyone, including both managers and workers. The kaizen philosophy assumes that our way of life—be it our working life, our social life, or our home life—deserves to be constantly improved. 

The As If Principle by Richard Wiseman

Still working through the book but I am enjoying it so far. Finished Wiseman’s book 59 Seconds last week and I’m liking this a little bit more.

Having been in and out of depression in the past, this had meaning in my life.

When bad things happen to depressed people, they tend to come up with explanations in which they take the blame, causing them to expect to fail again in the future and casting a dark cloud over every aspect of their lives. In contrast, those who are not depressed are far more likely to avoid personal shortcomings, expect the future to be bright and prevent the failure from influencing other areas of life.

Pablo by Buffer

Pablo helps you create images with quotes inside to make it beautiful for social media sharing. It’s FREE too! I like the ease of use. Takes 5 seconds to learn. Here’s are two examples. The one on the left is an automatically generated image/quote while the one on the right is my picture/quote.

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“Honestly, seriously, you don’t know what to do about food? Here is an idea: Eat like an adult. Stop eating fast food, stop eating kid’s cereal, knock it off with all the sweets and comfort foods whenever your favorite show is not on when you want it on, ease up on the snacking and—don’t act like you don’t know this—eat vegetables and fruits more. Really, how difficult is this? Stop with the whining. Stop with the excuses. Act like an adult and stop eating like a television commercial. Grow up.”

Dan John


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