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The Four M’s of Leadership
There are many qualities required of a leader. The four M’s that follow are the building blocks on which all the other attributes are built:
- Mentorship: Few people are “born” leaders. They still have to blend their natural talents with some learned skills. So, for them to become a leader, someone has to teach them those skills. That is where a mentor comes into play. To prepare, guide and set examples for the aspiring leader to follow. They will show the new leader the ‘balancing’ of all aspects of life, business and personal.
- Morality: Without morality, there can be no leadership. Your ethics (honesty, integrity, loyalty and morals) are the qualities that will attract people to you. No one will follow an immoral person for long before realizing they are on the wrong path. This is where the “Law of Attraction” comes into play; you will attract what you ARE, not what you want.
- Momentum: All leaders must set the pace; they are always the front-runners. You cannot lead an army from the back (though some have tried). The leader leads with enthusiasm. People will go along with someone who has created momentum, knows the destination and is moving towards it.
- Morale: Having been mentored, the leader must now become the mentor. They now have the responsibility of teaching and guiding others. They must have a clear vision of the objectives and impart that vision to those they wish to lead. They must encourage,
motivate and develop a team spirit while allowing each player to be an individual. They must continually strive for excellence and set the example for those who follow.
A Walk In The Park
Henry is having a nice walk in the park when he sees two older men sitting on a park bench and looking down. “What’s wrong?” He asked the men. One of the men looks up at him and lets out a long sigh: “Take a seat, and I’ll tell you.” Curious, Henry sits down next to the two men. “The paint’s wet,” the old man says.
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“Interested people want to know if it works. Fascinated people want to know how it works.”
— Jim Rohn
A Visit To The Farm
When a group of tourists visited a crocodile farm, the farm owner made a daring proposal. ”Whoever jumps into the pond, swims to shore and survives, I will give 1 million dollars.” Nobody made a move. Suddenly a man jumped into the water and desperately swam towards the shore while being chased by the crocodiles. Luckily, he arrived safely, earning the admiration of everyone in the place. The owner announced, “We have a brave winner. “After collecting their reward, he and his wife returned to their hotel. Upon arrival, the manager told him; he was courageous to jump, then the man said, “I didn’t jump. Someone pushed me!” His wife smiled …
Moral: Behind every successful man is a woman who pushes him.
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Romance should take a second seat to career concerns. Remember, the grass only looks greener on the other side.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Lean on your morals and integrity when making emotional decisions. Don’t forsake your principles. Stay true to them.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Dishonesty will get you nowhere. As soon as you deceive others, you have already deceived yourself.
CANCER June 21-July 22: You may be tempted to throw romance overboard. But on closer examination, you’ll find what you’ve been looking for.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: A simple problem could become a major catastrophe in minutes. Keep your nose to the grindstone.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: If your home resembles a three-ring circus, pull the plug and trim down those extracurricular activities.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Signs are good that you will obtain the position you applied for. Your organizational skills will win the day.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: New friends may be closer than you think. Participate in some neighbourhood gatherings and make yourself known.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Success will not happen overnight. Map out a strategy to help you achieve it by keeping your goals in mind.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A short vacation could help get your mind back on track. A little R&R would be a great stress reliever.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Listen to your spouse or significant other. Their opinions could be more informative than just your own.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Come to terms with a situation at work. It’ll not just go away. Adapt to it or leave it alone altogether.
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The Toronto Lawyer
On vacation in Scotland, a Toronto lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Glasgow copper. He thinks he’s smarter than the cop because he’s a lawyer from Toronto and is confident that he has a better education than any Scot cop. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Glasgow cop’s expense! The cop says, “license and registration, please.” The Toronto lawyer says, “what for?” The cop says, “Ye didnae come to a complete stop at the stop sign.” The lawyer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.” The cop says, “Ye still didnae come to a complete stop. License and registration, please.” The Toronto lawyer says, “What’s the difference?” The Glasgow cop says, “The difference is, ye huvte come to a complete stop, that’s the law, license and registration please.” The lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration; and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.” The Glasgow cop says, “sound fair; exit your vehicle, sir.” The Toronto lawyer exits his vehicle. The Glasgow cop takes out his baton, starts hitting the lawyer, and says, “dae ye want me to stop, or just slow doon?”
Hollywood is known around the world as “The Land of Make-believe.” They go to extreme lengths to make what is unreal appear real. Movie special effects stretch the limits well beyond reality. For example:
Massive explosions that shatter structures and vehicles are standard fare in action movies. Usually, they include a hero (guy or gal), who never look at the explosion but walk away, with their back to the action.
Well, that’s not how it works in real life. The Laws of Physics says:
The shock wave would kill the hero. The energy released from an explosion creates a supersonic blast wave strong enough to knock down a huge building and, yes, a human being.
Those Movie Makers are the true “Masters of Illusion.”
A man was on trial for murder and, if convicted, would get life imprisonment. His brother knew a man on the jury and figured he would be the one to bribe. So he told the man that he would be paid £10,000 if he could convince the rest of the jury to reduce the charge to manslaughter. The jury was out an entire week and returned with a verdict of manslaughter. After the trial, the brother went to the man’s house, told him what a great job he had done and paid him £10,000. The man replied, “It wasn’t easy to convince the rest of the jury to change the charge to manslaughter. They all wanted to let him off.”
The Last Word
It’s one thing to itch for something, but quite another to scratch for it.