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Yes or No?

“The difference between successful people and
very successful people is that very successful people
say no to almost everything.”
– Warren Buffett

There is a seminar in this quote alone.
In my experience, most people struggle with saying ‘No’ to anything…

And it isn’t easy to say ‘No’. It takes a lot of courage, thinking
and resolve.

I recall there was a movie out years ago with Jim Carrey called ‘Yes Man’.

The premise was that the central character decided he was going to say ‘Yes’
to everything that anyone asked him…

Oscar Movie Contender ‘The Imitation Game’

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of
that do the things no one can imagine.”

– Tagline to the Movie ‘The Imitation Game’

I was very taken with this line in the above movie
which is one of the upcoming 2015 Oscar best film contenders.

A few things strike me about it…

*We all need people around us who see our potential and are
willing to encourage and challenge us.

A Key Skill For Now And The Future

“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue
with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”
-Jane Goodall

There is increasing focus in leadership training and development
around Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient.

One of the key skills in any great leader is the ability to really
listen.

How’s Your Own Innovation?

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen. It’s so easy to get locked into habits of thinking and doing. And increasingly in business and life we can look to fall back on the way we’ve always done things.