A survey of more than seven thousand American workers found that only 45 percent of workers say they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs. “At the same time, a much lower number actually feel very ‘engaged’ by their jobs. Only 20 percent feel very passionate about their jobs; less than 15 percent agree that they feel strongly energized by their work; and only 31 percent (strongly or moderately) believe that their employer inspires the best in them.”1
When someone has integrity, they know the right thing, say the right thing & do the right thing. Whether you are an heir to the throne or work a normal 9-5 job, your level of integrity is a reflection of who you are.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
Many people ask me how they can become more disciplined. It goes without saying that they realize that most disciplined people are successful and the ones who accomplish more in life. While there is no concrete plan on how to discipline yourself once and for all, I can offer up some useful leadership development tips, such as the following:
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin
Leadership decisions are part of everyday life. But sometimes the hardest decisions we make are the ones we make on the fly. Almost without thinking, but by using our instincts.
As you evaluate the appeal of your work space: How “green” is our business? A recent poll by MonsterTRAK.com reported that 92 percent of young professionals would rather work for organizations that are environmentally friendly, and 80 percent are interested in securing a job that impacts the environment in a positive way.5 Members of Generation Y prefer to work in a job that supports or promotes what is beneficial to the environment. It might be preventing pollution, reducing the consumption of natural resources, or actively promoting the appreciation of or protection of natural resources.
“There is only one way to avoid criticism; do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
It’s impossible to avoid leadership criticism. There are always people out there who have opinions on what you’ve done. If you can dismiss empty words but welcome “constructive criticism” and pay heed to what it says without feeling insulted by it, then you’ll end up a stronger person and the work that you do will be better as well. This isn’t always easy to do. Here are five steps to help you walk through this process.