What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!
—  Alfred Adler (thinkexist.com)
10 Fundamental Truths We Forget Too Easily

Some of life’s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost:

1) Life is short

2) Being busy does not equal being productive.

3) You’re living the life you have created.

4) Great success is often preceded by failure.

5) Fear is the No. 1 source of regret.

6) Your self-worth must come from within.

7) You’re only as good as the people you associate with.

8) You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive.

9) Live in the moment.

10) Change is inevitable and must be embraced.

College has provided me the means to truly discover who I am as a person. I have learned that I enjoy working with other people and organizing events. I thrive on community service initiatives and being a leader, not only on the court but also in the classroom.
—  Sydney Crimmins, Health Sciences major, UMKC 2015
5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

Employees want a Tony Robbins, not a Donald Trump. Here are some practical steps you can take now to up your game and elevate yourself from a manager to a leader:

1) Know How to Listen

2) Know the Difference Between an Amateur and a Pro

3) Leave Your Ego at the Door

4) Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

5) Have Emotional Fitness

Obnoxious leadership cliche #542
  • Him:As a manager I tell my people, "Don't come to me with a problem unless you have a solution."
  • Me:You know when managers tell me that I tell them the problem is that they're awful fucking leaders. And the solution is for them to go fuck themselves.
  • Him:...
  • Me:On the inside I say that. On the outside I just never mention any problems.
  • Him:...
  • Me:But I'm totally sure your people find it very empowering and inspirational.