New Dawn? Give me a break!

‘It will get worse before it gets better’, I have never liked those words. They are often spoken by politicians and CEO’s who don’t know what to do or say in difficult situations because they have no answers to anything. I guess it is easier to predict worse than better.  Why move back before moving forward?  Anyway, massive fire station bells should ring in your ears when you hear that kind of reasoning. My question is always why should things want to get worse before they get better?  Why can’t we fix the problem immediately?  If a politician or a CEO says things will get worse and it does, does that confirm their ‘greatness’ among the masses?  If things then get better suddenly, does that that put them even in a better perception of ‘greatness’ among the masses?  Does it confirm that they know what they are ‘doing’ and their ‘predictions’ are godlike.  It reminds me also of religious leaders with their ‘new heaven and earth’ predictions that things will get worse before they get better, earthquakes, hail, wars, blah blah blah. We have had all that already anyway. Be careful of the ‘new dawn’ fallacy.

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The Emotional Intelligence Competencies.

The emotional intelligence competencies are the blue area in the middle, the dark grey area on the left is your unproductive states and the light grey area on the right is your productive states. Emotional intelligence drives everything.  If you begin to develop your emotional intelligence you will begin to move into the productive states on the right.

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Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor, and Author, in the sciences of applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. For more information on workshops and assessments kindly call +27 82 855 4383 or email marcus@marcusvanwyk.com 

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Bridges

Many times people will walk into your life not to be of help to
you, but for you to help them. Begin to discern the difference
between the two types of people.
As humans, we are good at building bridges of relationships. We are also good at burning them to the ground, hence the saying,
“don’t burn your bridges”.

During any war, you will always see that bridges are quickly blown up or protected as they play such an important role in restricting or giving access to goods and manpower.

Bridges get you to the other side. Bridges also get other people
over to your side. Bridges allow for the movement of ideas,
products, and the exchange of solutions and networking.

DON’T JUST BUILD BRIDGES TO GET OVER TO OTHER PEOPLE —
BUILD BRIDGES FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO YOU.

The bigger the challenge, the more powerful your bridge needs to be.

WHEN ONE BURNS ONE’S BRIDGES, WHAT A VERY NICE FIRE IT MAKES.  – Dylan Thomas

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Tough Times Call For Accurate Measures

TAKE ACCURATE MEASURES RATHER THAN DESPERATE MEASURES.

I have found in my work that, not only are economic conditions tough but also vastly unpredictable. There are many variables at play in the marketplace that creates this unpredictability. Take heed of these variables and act in an accurate manner then they and you will not suffer a blow, not only in sourcing new business but also by losing existing business. You can’t sit and ‘wait it out’.  Desperation brings actions that are toxic. What is needed is accurate brave actions that will effectively counter the variables that create unpredictability in the marketplace and give you the advantage during tough economic times. DESPERATE MEASURES ARE NOT HEALTHY IN TOUGH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE. KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR BUSINESS KNOW YOUR MEN.  —  Lee Iacocca.

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Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor, and Author, in the sciences of applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. For more information on workshops and assessments kindly call +27 82 855 4383 or email marcus@marcusvanwyk.com  Website details: www.online.marcusvanwyk.com

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Capability vs. Capacity Within Your People.

Organizations should be wary of demanding more and more capability, especially if adequate attention is not being paid to capacity.   Capability is an “external world” reality that relates to our judgment ability to enhance and direct all that we do. Capacity is an “internal world” reality that relates to the force/energy of who we are, how well we understand ourselves, and the harmony that we feel within ourselves that gives us confidence, presence, and power. When striving for greater capability it is important not to overlook capacity.

If adequate attention is not paid to the capacity of the workforce,  then even the most extreme organizational capability demands cannot be managed effectively, thus not improving the organization.  Capability will always be limited by the “ceiling” of capacity that stands over a person’s life.    

Work plays a huge role in most people’s lives. Work consumes a large part of their time, energy, and attention. For many, work becomes the way that we manifest ourselves in the world and is often at the core of our identity.   Work can be a source of profound gratification, yet absent gratification and fulfilment, work can be a source of tremendous frustration.

Both capability and capacity can be scientifically measured within people with the correct assessments. It can be done at recruitment, and at all levels of strategic workforce planning.

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Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor, and Author, in the sciences of applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. For more information on workshops and assessments kindly call +27 82 855 4383 or email marcus@marcusvanwyk.com   Website details: www.online.marcusvanwyk.com

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