Going For Change

Going For Change

Friday Quotes on Going for Change

Some quotes to help you along when you need help to get going for change

  • If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. – Win Borden
  • Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist
  • The key to change… is to let go of fear. – Rosanne Cash
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
  • Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.  – Unknown
  • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  – Lao Tzu
  • “Don’t let the past steal your present – Cherralea Morgen
  • Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  – Plato
  • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.  – Unknown
  • Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.  – Jerry Seinfeld
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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Tuesday Quotes – Encourage Your Staff

Tuesday Quotes – Encourage Your Staff

Tuesday Quotes

Tuesday Quotes today are words to help you motivate and encourage your team. Remember, we all need a little encouragement.

I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others. Patti Smith

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. Bill Walsh

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise. Wendell Phillips

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. Robert Collier

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. W. Somerset Maugham

There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise. Mary Kay Ash

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame. Thomas Fuller

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. Phyllis McGinley

Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca

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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

Culture And Change

Culture And Change

Culture -have you have been trying to make changes in how your organization works? You need to find out how the existing cultureculture aids or hinders you. Here is Ed Schein on culture. Edgar Schein (born 1928) is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is credited with inventing the term “corporate culture.”

Culture Defined!

A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way you perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems.

The only thing of real importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture.

If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.

The process of culture formation is the process of creating a small group:

  1. single person (founder) has idea.
  2. founder brings in one or more people and creates core group. They share vision and believe in the risk.
  3. founding group acts in concert, raises money, work space…
  4. Others are brought in and a history is begun.

…culture explains the incomprehensible, the irrational.

Culture defines us:

what we pay attention to
what things mean
react emotionally
what actions to take when

The deeper issues:

nature of reality and truth
nature of time
nature of space
nature of human nature
nature of human activity
nature of human relationships
nature of reality and truth
what is real and how to determine reality

If you have been trying to make changes in how your organization works, you need to find out how the existing culture aids or hinders you.

In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing the culture.

Understand a new environment and culture before change or observation can be made.

    1. Observe behavior: language, customs, traditions
    2. Groups norms: standards and values
    3. Espoused values: published, publicly announced values.
    4. Formal Philosophy: mission
    5. Rules of the Game: rules to all in org
    6. Climate: climate of group in interaction
    7. Embedded skills:
    8. Habits of thinking, acting, paradigms: Shared knowledge for socialization.
    9. Shared meanings of the group
    10. Metaphors or symbols

How do leaders get their ideas implemented?

socialization
charisma
acting, by doing, exuding confidence

 

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

 

Changing the World – Quotes

Changing the World – Quotes

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. Jimi Hendrix

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily. Martin Scorsese

It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world. Vivienne Westwood

Because primarily of the power of the Internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree. Bill Clinton

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. Woodrow Wilson

Everybody thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.Leo Tolstoy

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. Miguel Angel Ruiz

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  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 coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday Quotes – Change – Moving On

Moving On

Friday Quotes – Change – Moving On

Moving On – some quotes on how to do it!

  1. “Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning.” — Author Unknown
  2. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” — Charles Kettering
  3. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Cherokee Indian Proverb
  4.  “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” –  J. B. Priestley
  5. “Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  6. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  7. “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.” — Og Mandino
  8.  “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  9.  “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” — Havelock Ellis
  10. “Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” — Author Unknown
  11. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu
  12. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  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 coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

 

Friday Quotes – Career Development – Have the Confidence To Change Your Mind

Change your mind

Quotes – Career Development – Have the Confidence To Change Your Mind

  1. Always remember, YOU have the power to change your life because YOU have the power to change your mind! Anon
  2. You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary
  3. You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character. Kurt Masur
  4. Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs. Joy Page
  5. Life can be like a roller coaster… And just when you think you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round… You change your mind, throw you hands in the air and ride the roller coaster all over again. That’s exhilaration…that’s living a bit on the edge…that’s being ALIVE. Stacey Charter
  6. Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. Anon
  7. You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach
  8. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Edward de Bono
  9. When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? John Maynard Keynes
  10. By simply changing our mind with the same ease with which we change our socks, we can move from lack to abundance, absence to presence, persecution to empowerment; and by observing our internal dialogue and reversing the content, pitch, cadence, and conviction of our thoughts in another direction entirely, we can, as an artist before a canvas, paint a whole new reality before us. Saleem Rana
  11. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
  12. I wonder where you got that idea from? I mean, the idea that it’s feeble to change your mind once it’s made up. That’s a wrong idea, you know. Make up your mind about things, by all means – but if something happens to show that you are wrong, then it is feeble not to change your mind, Elizabeth. Only the strongest people have the pluck to change their minds, and say so, if they see they have been wrong in their ideas. Enid Blyton, The Naughtiest Girl in the School
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

Make a New Beginning – Quotes

Make a New Beginning – Quotes

New beginning

New beginning – Do you have the confidence needed to make one?

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time. Anonymous

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. Faith Baldwin

When in doubt, choose change. Lily Leung

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C.S. Lewis

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. Bob Proctor

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. Pauline R. Kezer

May the bridges I burn light the way. Anonymous

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Anonymous

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. Anonymous

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in 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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

The Value of Goals

The Value of Goals

Quotes – Leadership Success – The Value of Goals

The Value of Goals – quotes from the famous to show you why they are key to success.

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. Viktor Frankl

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up some place else. Anon

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. Victor Cousins

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry Thoreau

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them. Denis Waitley

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. Robert H. Schuller

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. Robert Allen

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. Norman Vincent Peale

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
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

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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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

Monday Quotes – Warren Bennis on Leadership

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...
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Monday Quotes – Warren Bennis on Leadership

 

  1. Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing
  2. Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
  3. Our quality of life depends on the quality of our leaders
  4. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts, and energies–in order to make your vision manifest
  5. No matter how collaborative our organizations someone still needs to choreograph the players
  6. The upheaval of the last few years has left us with no place to hide. We need anchors and guides
  7. The very best leaders serve….They inspire and restore our hope
  8. Good leaders engage the world. Bad leaders entrap it, or try
  9. Reagan proved that leadership is, to an extraordinary degree, a performance art
  10. True understanding derives from engagement and from full deployment of ourselves

Warren Bennis – “On Becoming A Leader!

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 Network – if you would like to know more email wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com

 

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