Each day, I post ten or more tweets per day. For those of you who are not following me on Twitter (JMBOKOnline), I would like to share some of my favorites. |
(1) If a customer is constantly trying to haggle with you on price, find those who don’t. Seek those who can pay. (2) Failing is no fun, but not trying is for losers. Get yourself a seat at the table. Becoming meaningful! (3) Avoid micromanaging your team members. Find the best people, and get the hell out of the way. (4) When someone tells you something you don’t like, make sure you determine if it’s true before reacting. (5) Avoid trying to be good at everything. Find one product or service, and become an expert. (6) Ben Franklin wrote: “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” (7) Instead of apologizing, deliver as agreed. Being sorry is fine, but the objectives are still unmet. (8) Discipline is sometimes defined as doing what you have to do even when you don’t feel like it. (9) When a group of employees is unhappy, consider that the root cause of the problem is poor leadership. (10) The customer does not buy technology. Instead, customers are interested in what technology does. (11) Multiply the hourly cost of an employee and the hours spent in meetings. Avoid too many meetings. (12) Avoid taking matters personally. You might still be fuming while others are having a cocktail. (13) Avoid complaining about your career or situation. If you are not happy, do something else. (14) Do you know the difference between responsibility and accountability? Rest assured leaders do. (15) Avoid taking advice from those people who are going nowhere. (16) Stop thinking you know so much. The fact is that most of us know very little. (17) Instead of reading between the lines, ask your team members to clarify. (18) If you go to bed with a bad feeling, assume you will wake up with the same feeling. (19) Becoming successful is not all that tough: Get a plan, and stick with it. (20) Perseverance is like the following: Ready! Aim! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! (21) Don’t take yourself too seriously. The fact is that we have wiggle room to make mistakes here and there. (22) Do you want to double your income? The best approach is to show that you contributions are worth double. (23) When speaking to an audience, put yourself in their shoes. Focus on what they want to learn. (24) You can eliminate a ton of anxiety by being prepared. (25) Avoid getting too low or too high. We must understand that peaks-and-valleys are part of doing business. (26) Here is a tip to getting work done: Focus for 90 minutes on work. No breaks – Get it done! (27) Clear your mind during the day. If necessary, go to the gym and get a good workout. (28) Excellent leaders are those who can lead in difficult times, and not just when all is well. (29) Avoid thinking you have the final answer. That is one sure way to alienate 99% of your team. (30) Avoid boasting about your accomplishments. Those who matter don’t care.
These tweets have meaning beyond the short postings. The message I try to communicate is to take action. We must avoid waiting for things to happen. It is imperative that we assume full accountability for our work. Follow me on Twitter: JMBOKOnline
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