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September 22, 2021
BG’s Positively Speaking
A Leader Or A Manager?
Many people seem to assume that if someone is a manager, they are automatically a leader. This is not necessarily correct. Let’s examine the functions of managers and leaders. Once we have done this, we will be in a better position to define leaders and also to become one:
- The manager administers, the leader motivates.
- The manager is a copy, the leader the original.
- The manager maintains, the leader develops.
- The manager focuses on systems, the leader on people.
- The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.
- The manager looks at the short term; the leader has a long-range view.
- The manager asks how & when, the leader what and why.
- The manager eyes the bottom line, the leader looks to the horizon.
- The manager imitates, the leader originates.
- The manager accepts the status quo, the leader challenges it.
The 17th-century French playwright and actor Molière said: “Men are alike in their promises… it is only in their deeds that they differ.” Take time to analyze these points and apply them to yourself. Be honest, then ask yourself…
Am I A Leader Or A Manager?
A young lawyer was defending a wealthy businessman in a complicated lawsuit. Unfortunately, all the evidence was against his client, and he feared the worst. So the lawyer asked the senior partner if it would be appropriate to send the judge a box of Havana cigars.
The partner was horrified. “A judge is an honourable man,” the partner exclaimed, “If you do that, I can guarantee you will lose the case!”
Weeks later, the judge ruled in favour of the lawyer’s client. The partner took him to lunch to congratulate him. Aren’t you glad you didn’t send those cigars to the judge?” the partner asked. “But I did send them,” replied the lawyer. “I just enclosed the plaintiff’s lawyers’ business card!”
“Waiter, this coffee tastes like dirt!”
“Yes, sir, that’s because it was ground this morning.”
Where Would You Be If…
- You had all the money your heart desires?
- You had no worries?
- You came home, and an excellent meal was awaiting you?
- Your bathwater had been run?
- You had the perfect kids or pets?
- Your partner was awaiting you with open arms and kisses?
So, where would you be?
Editors Quote Book
“When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.”
He Said, She Said.
He Said — She Said Two deaf men were in a coffee shop discussing their wives. One signs to the other, “Boy, was my wife mad at me last night! She went on and on; she wouldn’t stop!” The other buddy signs, “when my wife goes off on me, I just don’t listen.” “How do you do that?” signs the other. “It’s easy; I turn off the light!”
Wife to husband: You’re so stupid that when a policeman tells you that you broke the speed limit – you offer to fix it!
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: The time is right to re-invest. What you touch turns to gold. Good time to make a monumental decision.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t allow anyone to dominate you. Stand up for yourself; if you don’t, no one else will.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Showcase your talents by allowing VIPs to watch you at work. Intense anger surfaces. Keep it on track.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Show flexibility with your family and co-workers because the unexpected can always happen. You will need them later.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: While one door may be closing, another has been cracked. Explore options. The answer will be found where you least expect it.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Change in directions bring a different point of view. Be willing to diversify.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Recognition and fleeting fame are yours. Bask in the afterglow, for it won’t last long.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Good timing is all that is needed to complete your current project. Be patient and on guard.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Romance is not in the cards. Direct your interests toward other pursuits. Your heart will thank you.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Look ahead toward the future. Be a visionary. Plan for what will be, not what has been.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: New business venture looks favourable Sign contracts and celebrate your good fortune.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: If you feel you have been mistreated, go to the top for action. Don’t dwell on your misfortune.
A husband is Sitting in front of the large-screen TV, watching a football game when his wife interrupts. “Honey, can you fix the light in the hallway? It’s been flickering for weeks now.” He looks at her and growls, “Fix the lights now? Does it look like I have GE written on my forehead? I don’t think so.”
“Fine.” Then his wife asks, “Well then, could you fix the fridge door? It won’t close right.” To which he replied, “Fix the fridge door? Does it look like I have Westinghouse written on my forehead? I don’t think so.”
“Fine.” She says, “Then could you at least fix the steps to the front door? They are about to break.” “I’m not a damn carpenter, and I don’t fix steps,” He says, “Does it look like I have Ace hardware written on my forehead? I don’t think so.”
“I’ve had enough of this,” he said, “I’m going to the bar!” So he goes off to the bar and drinks a few. Soon he starts to feel guilty about how he treated his wife and decides to go home. As he walks up to the house, he notices that the steps are already fixed. As he enters the house, he sees the hall light is working. As he goes to get a beer, he notices the fridge door is fixed. “Honey,” he asks, “how did all this get fixed?” She said, “Well, after you left, I sat outside and cried. Then a nice young man came along and asked me what was wrong. I told him, and he offered to do all the repairs, and all I had to do was either give him our television or bake a couple of cakes for him.” The husband asked, “So what kind of cakes did you bake?”
She replied, “Helloooooo… do you see Betty Crocker written on my forehead? I don’t think so.”
Did You Know
Lincoln Ellsworth: American polar explorer was the first to fly over both the North and South Poles. In 1935 he piloted his single-engine plane across Antarctica.
Horns Aplenty: There are three types of animal horns: hollow ones, like the permanent ones of cattle; solid ones, like the annual horns of deer. And those made up of both living and non-living material, like the nasal horn of the rhinoceros.
“Driving” Yourself Crazy: In his lifetime, the average man will drive over 400,00 miles. Of these, 140,000 miles will be to and from work, 55,000 will be on shopping trips, 8,500 will be to physicians. The remainder will be driven for pleasure.
Protective Coat: Iron that has been coated by a thin layer of zinc is called galvanized iron. The process offers protection against oxidation and moisture.
The Last Word
There’s so much more to life than looking a certain way.