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Gathering the Believers (Part II)

Before embarking on any project or venture in life, it is vital to look at the available support for the project. I call this Gathering the Believers. The harder and more ambitious the project, the more critical it is to make sure all those involved believe in what they are doing.

This does not mean you should surround yourself with "yes" men. Rather, followers, helpers and contributors to the project must trust that their own strength and belief can make the venture succeed. Keep away the talk-no-action people, sceptics and others who will bring unjustified negativity to the project.

TRY THIS: Look at your current project/sales/action team. How many can you say are 'believers'? Are their performance levels on par with your expectations?

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How Leaders Lead

71 lessons in leading yourself and others

Based on over a decade of magazine features, and the Life Without Limits e-newsletters (subscribed by thousands of corporate clients since 2001) lessons on 'how to do it' better include:

  • Setting stretch goals
  • Goal getting
  • Creating Your Own Luck
  • Using the Wake-Up Test
  • Dealing with Dissatisfied Workers
  • Avoid the biggest mistakes leaders make as communicators
  • Redefining failure

Leadership lessons include:

  • Why teambuilding doesn't work, and what does instead
  • The importance of doing absolutely nothing
  • Leadership lessons from the general elections
  • Having a sense of being
  • Creating a winning culture