Tagged leadership

The wisdom of QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady did it again yesterday, leading his New England Patriots team to an amazing 4th quarter comeback Superbowl victory. Brady becomes the first QB with 5 NFL championship rings. So, to follow-up on this game-for-the-ages, By George compiled our 15 FAV observations of a truly great football quarterback – and a decent human being. Football is unconditional love. If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all. You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one. I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go. I think that…

20 Brian Tracy Quotes on Leadership

  “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”   “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people”   “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance”   “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?”   “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people”   “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”   “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for…

The Dalai Lama (5 memes)

These memes have appear through this past year both on By George Twitter @ByGeorgeJournal and on the BGJ Facebook page. The Dalai Lama provides inspiration and reason to pause for millions around the world. He is truly a spiritual guiding light.   Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

Marcus Aurelius’ 10 Rules for an Exceptional Leader

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. Aurelius is renown for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called the “philosopher king.” His book, Meditations (from which By George has often quoted), has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior. Here are 10 rules, as prescribed by Marcus Aurelius, that every great leader should know and practice. 1. Understand that people exist to help one another. Mankind was meant to live in harmony, “That we came into the world for the sake of one another.” 2. Be mindful of others’ humanity.…

Jack Welch’s Strategic Questions

Jack Welch is the infamous American business executive who guided General Electric for two decades. Today he is author and business coach and he shares his business acumen in many profile articles.   In a recent LinkedIn article, Welch lists the core questions to ask when developing (or reviewing) a successful business strategy. There are five key lines of questioning to begin a thorough assessment.   1  What does the playing field look like now? Who are the competitors in this business, large and small, new and old? Who has what share, globally and in each market? Where do we…

It’s not the critic who counts

Perhaps one of the most motivational sayings is that of Theodore Roosevelt’s “It’s not the critic who counts.” Through life there are many nay-sayers, but Teddy Roosevelt wisely points out that a man who acts, who presses forward in the face of criticism and failure, is a man who lives and has no regrets. It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and…

10 rules for crisis management

We are often asked advice about our rules of communications during a crisis. It is best if organizations plan for crises before they hit as a little bit of preparation will pay off ten-fold. Here are 10 rules CG&A COMMUNICATIONS promotes to assist with crisis management: 1. Write it down! Before a crisis occurs, draw up and distribute a comprehensive crisis communications plan. Always have a plan on paper. 2. Know who will speak. Designate a small list of possible spokespersons and ensure they have training to give media interviews. The objective in responding during a crisis is to have…

Rudy Giuliani’s thoughts on leadership

Through this past week, By George has tweeted many quotes and insights relating to leadership. To follow up on our Twitter activity at @ByGeorgeJournal, here are six principles of crisis leadership from Rudy Giuliani, a man who has provided this world with a demonstrative definition of leadership. Giuliani’s six principles: 1. Have a Vision – having a plan and the ideas to make it a reality are the most important qualities a leader can have. You cant lead other people unless you stand for something. 2. Be an Optimist – When people follow, what theyre following are hopes, dreams, fulfillment…

31 traits of great leaders

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie was the wealthiest man on the planet in the early 20th century and was a student of what it takes to achieve greatness. In 1908, he met with the journalist Napoleon Hill who collected and edited notes from initial conversations with Carnegie. In 1948, Hill published “Think Your Way to Wealth” which was based on Carnegie’s beliefs that successful leaders exemplify a set of specific traits. Here is a summary of the 31 traits Carnegie identified with great leaders.   1. They have a definite purpose and a definite plan for attaining it. Great leaders are always…

14 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) was an American author, one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill’s death in 1970, it had sold 20 million copies). Hill’s works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. In his works, Hill denoted 14 habits of people who are so likable that others go out of their way to help them. Here are those habits of exceptionally likeable people:…