Performance Leadership

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The energy and vitality are essential to leadership. The two main sources of value at present are time and knowledge. Find new ways every day to use them better. The key responsibility of leadership is thinking about the future. Nobody else can do for you. Read one hour each day on your field will give you an advantage over your competition.

The inevitable crisis. All that matters is how you deal against it when it appears. Circumstances do not make the man; simply reveal himself. Regularly practice ways to anticipate the crisis. Think about what might fail and then get ready against that. The three C's of leadership are the consideration, caring and courtesy. Be nice to everyone.

Respect is the key determinant of high performance leadership. The performance depends on how much people respect you. The value of a promise is the cost of keeping your word. The weaker your core skills sets the culture to which you will use your other skills. Learn to use computers. It uses the technology to boost your ability. Whatever has brought you to where you are is not enough to keep you there. To earn more you need to learn more. Self-discipline is the ability to make you do what you do when you must, auque not feel like it. Outsource any function and activity that could possibly make another person. Different people require different types of leadership at different times in their lives. Offer strong leadership and a clear advice to unskilled persons.

Ecosystems Create Balance Between its Members

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As anyone who has taken any elementary biology course should know, the world is an entangled web of interrelationships between organisms and the environment in which they live. There is no plant, insect animal, or bacteria which does not have a crucial role to play in the balance of nature. Some change made in any one of the myriad parts of the whole can set the entire system off balance, creating a new system with a different balance, which can in many instances spell disaster for some of the parts. Unless one is willing to risk harming some part of the system, be it animal, mineral or vegetable, it is best not to interfere.

One famous example of a simple system which was interfered with at the cost of worse results was the case of the city that had a bad problem with stray cats. The city decided it was dangerous, unsightly and unhygienic to have so many stray cats around. The city managed to get rid of all their cats one way or another, and suddenly they had a much worse problem on their hands; the population of rodents, rats and mice, soared. Unbeknownst to the townspeople, the cats had been keeping the rodent population to a minimum. Now, without the cats, the people had to face the much worse problem of rats roaming around.

The lesson is that every ecosystem has a balance which took years to arrive at, and any tampering is bound to result in a change, which could easily be worse than the problem which was attempted to be solved.