Friday Quotes – Inspiration – Change

Friday Quotes – Inspiration – Change

All change is painful but the change you choose to make with a positive spirit will be worth it!

Change happens anyway so why not take the tiller!

I have started a new Job Search Group on LinkedIn where you will find lots of tips and other resources in due course – you can join it by clicking here 
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Wendy Smith is a  Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on your life including your career. She helps people lead happier lives and feel more fulfilled. Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this link

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Friday Quotes – Women’s Inspiration

Friday Quotes – Women’s Inspiration

 

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of  The Wolf Project and a new novel, Blood Brothers, to be published in Summer 2013.  As a life and career coach and blogger, she helps people reach their goals and aspirations. As a novelist she hopes to entertain. Oh and she writes poetry too! To find out more email wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

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Friday Quotes: Inspiration for Change

Friday Quotes: Inspiration for Change

Wendy is the Happiness Coach and author of  The Wolf Project and a new novel, Blood Brothers, to be published in Summer 2013.  As a life and career coach and blogger, she helps people reach their goals and aspirations. As a novelist she hopes to entertain. Oh and she writes poetry too! To find out more email wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk.  And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype.

CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and self-esteem are a speciality

Friday Quotes – Inspiration from Strong Women

Friday Quotes
Martha Graham (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power. Ayn Rand

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. Indira Gandh

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. Emily Dickinson

If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

You can write me down in history with hateful, twisted lies, you can tread me in this very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise. Maya Angelou

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. Ayn Rand

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. Martha Graham

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman

Joy has no cost. Marianne Williamson

Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Coming shortly – the WiseWolf Career and Personal Development Programme – if you would like to know more email wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com

Quotes For Aspiring Leaders

Quotes For Aspiring Leaders

Here are some quotes for aspiring leaders

  • Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world! Joel Arthur Barker
  • When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash
  • Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse. James Carswell
  • Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits. Edward de Bono
  • You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. Steve Jobs
  • Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just stand there. Will Rogers
  • A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.Unknown
  • Life is “trying things to see if they work”. Ray Bradbury
  • To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances.  Albert Einstein
  • If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. Cher
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Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

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Friday Quotes For Aspiring Leaders

Friday Quotes For Aspiring Leaders

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  1. Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world! Joel Arthur Barker
  2. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash
  3. Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse. James Carswell
  4. Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits. Edward de Bono
  5. You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. Steve Jobs
  6. Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just stand there. Will Rogers
  7. A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.Unknown
  8. Life is “trying things to see if they work”. Ray Bradbury
  9. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances.  Albert Einstein
  10. If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. Cher

Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com

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Outwitting the lovely Ondine, or making the right choices in hard times!

I watched a piece on breakfast television about a small child with something that sounded sinister, Ondine’s Curse.  This is a respiratory disorder that is fatal if untreated as sufferers stop breathing during sleep. It is very rare and the name is a reference to the myth of Ondine, a water nymph who had an unfaithful mortal lover. He swore to her that his every waking breath would be a testimony of his love. He was unfaithful so she cursed him; if he should fall asleep, he would forget to breathe. Eventually, he fell asleep and his breathing stopped. Anyway the story this morning was really about the child being able to be at home for Christmas because someone had invented a ventilator that was small enough for a child’s room!

Ventilators are usually large, cumbersome and difficult to accommodate! So this invention, not only adds to the happiness of a small child and her family, it also reduces the cost of her care to the NHS. No longer will she need expensive hospital resources, even with back up at home from community nursing staff, there will be a saving!

What struck me most was the need to take a long view when reducing costs. Inventing new equipment to reduce costs (and hopefully improve quality) long-term takes time and investment. Also, it requires creativity and teamwork! None of these qualities thrive in hard and uncaring environments. To achieve a climate that can deliver long-term ‘efficiency’ improvements while maintaining (or even improving) quality takes great leadership.

Exam question for December 2010 – do you think your leadership abilities would be up to the challenge? How are you going to maintain/improve them next year?

I would like to wish all readers a very Happy Christmas and a very creative New Year in this time of challenge! I hope you will come back because there will be lots more here next year to help you manage the changes you face!

TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR DECEMBER LIFE STOCKTAKE?

Last year I suggested we should take regular stock of our lives, just as we go to see the dentist for a regular check up! We all know we should do it!  But many of us don’t!   Most of us would gain from a simple check up once a year!  December is a superb time to take stock both on a professional and a personal level.  We can then begin to  think through our plans for next year and how we are going to make it brilliant! So come with me –  get your pad and pen and follow this link to my guidance on making a start.

 

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How to Champion an Idea: Tips from the Invention of the Post-It Note | On Leadership | BNET

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Post-It note. The story of this great invention is a classic. A Brit, Geoff Nicholson, came to the U.S., where he joined 3M in 1963. Working in the commercial tape division, he ran into Spencer Silver, who had invented a pressure-sensitive adhesive that no one else took any interest in. Another 3M employee, Art Fry, had the idea of using it on a notepad made from yellow scrap paper, and he started using his notes to mark the pages of a hymn book.

Nicholson believed  the product was great, but his managers weren’t interested.

More at  How to Champion an Idea: Tips from the Invention of the Post-It Note | On Leadership | BNET.