August 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
In 1951 Dentsu’s fourth president Hideo Yoshida wrote 10 Spartan Rules to inspire his employees. They’re on the wall of every Dentsu building around the world.
1. Create work for yourself; don’t wait for work to be assigned to you.
2. Take an active role in all your endeavours, not a passive one.
3. Seek out large and complex jobs. Trivial tasks debase you.
4. Welcome difficult assignments. Choose them. Progress lies in accomplishing difficult work.
5. Once you begin a task, complete it. Never give up.
6. Lead your fellow workers. Be an example for them to follow.
7. Set goals for yourself to ensure a constant sense of purpose. This will give you perseverance and hope for the future.
8. Move with confidence. Confidence gives your work force, focus and substance.
9. Find new solutions. This is the way we ensure satisfactory service.
10. When conflict is necessary don’t shy away from it or be afraid. Conflict is the mother of progress and the source of aggressive enterprise. If you fear conflict, you will become timid and servile.
March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
Amazing and inspiring video. This video is related to what I posted last year, about the 73 Best Business and Life Lessons by Robin Sharma.
November 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
This phrase comes from history when, in 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez landed in Mexico on the shores of the Yucatan intent on claiming the treasures of the Aztecs. Cortés was committed to his mission and his quest is legendary. With 500 soldiers, 100 sailors, and 11 ships, Cortés set sail with the intention to overtake the Aztec empire.
Knowing that they faced incredible odds, Cortés changed the quest to do or die by ordering his men to “Burn the Ships”. That’s right, Cortés and his men burned their own ships saying that “if we are going home, we are going home in their ships”. This provided the ultimate motivation by giving them no way out, no fall-back option. Cortés ultimately succeeded. « Read the rest of this entry »
November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
August 11, 2010 § 1 Comment
1. You can really Lead Without a Title.
2. Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do.
3. Give away what you most wish to receive.
4. The antidote to stagnation is innovation.
5. The conversations you are most resisting are the conversations you most need to be having.
6. Leadership is no longer about position – but passion. It’s no longer about image but impact. This is Leadership 2.0.
7. The bigger the dream, the more important to the team.
8. Visionaries see the “impossible” as the inevitable.
9. All great thinkers are initially ridiculed – and eventually revered.
10. The more you worry about being applauded by others and making money, the less you’ll focus on doing the great work that will generate applause. And make you money.