Wednesday, December 22, 2010


my cardio book of the moment is 'The Laws of Leadership'

interestingly enough, my readings today really hit home
ON TOP OF THE FACT, that i came across this article:

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has a message to all of the young women who want to get the corner office:

The stakes have never been higher in the debate surrounding women in the workplace. The lack of women at the top keeps coming up, and for good reason. The status quo, where men dominate the board rooms and corner offices of technology’s major companies, is unacceptable.

Sandberg, Facebook’sFacebook second-in-command and one of the most powerful women in the world, gave a rousing talk at the TED Women conference earlier this month discussing the perceptions that men and women have that are holding so many back from reaching the top.

“Women systematically underestimate their own abilities,” Sandberg stated before citing data that explained why. For example, men tend to cite themselves as the primary reason for success, while women tend to cite external factors. And 57% of men negotiate their first salary out of college, while only 7% of women do the same.

i here repetitively..."you have to slow down"
"you need more balance"
" you need to have YOU time"
and too a certain extent i agree, balance is good

my ME TIME, is my work
most people dont understand that I LOOOVE WHAT I DO
and i believe that is when we can be the most successful
when work, does not feel like work at all

but you do have to put the time in
you do have to sacrifice

what could you sacrifice daily?
what part of your life would you be dedicating it to?
for example: you wake up an hour early, to get your work out in
sacrifice an hour of sleep, to invest in your health/well being

THE LAW OF SACRIFICE: A leader must give up to go up.

Be willing to trade something of value that you posses to gain something more valuable that you dont.

In order to make sacrificial trades, an individual must have something of value to trade.
What do you have to offer?
What are you willing to trade your time, energy, and resources to get that may give you a greater personal worth?

THE LAW OF TIMING: When to lead is as important as what to do & where to go.
1. The wrong action at the wrong time leads to disaster
2. The right action at the wrong time brings resistance

understanding - grasp of the situation
maturity - if motives arent right, the timing will be off
confidence - people follow leaders who KNOW what must be done
decisiveness - wishy washy leaders create wishy washy followers
experience - without experience you must gain wisdom from those who posses it
intuition - timing depends on intangibles, such as momentum & morale
preparation - if conditions arent right, leaders must create those conditions

3. The wrong action at the right time is a mistake
4. The right action at the right time results in success


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