By Linda Hatcher
I have written hundreds of articles about outstanding leaders in the past 10 years, and in doing so, have developed a sense of the “best of the best.” I am excited that in the August issue of the Leadership Guide Magazine we have the opportunity to feature the timely leadership thinking of just such a top-notch leadership thinker, Jon Gordon; precisely when his positive and PRACTICAL messages are so needed.
In "Refuse to Participate in the Recession: Five practical Tips to “Thrive Right Now,” (CLICK HERE), Gordon gives practical advice to help leaders turn current challenges into opportunity: Despite what you have been hearing, now is a great opportunity for you and your organization to create lasting success,” he notes. “Study history and you will find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns.”
Gordon also guest authors another outstanding article that is related to his business book bestseller The Energy Bus . In Get the Right People on the Bus, (CLICK HERE) Gordon discusses a topic not discussed enough: learning how to select the right team members for maximum effectiveness. “As managers, team leaders and engaged employees it is not enough to say that we need to get the right people on the bus. We must identify who the right people are and create a process that gets them on the right bus and in the right seat,” he says.
Finally, in Inspiring Quotations to Live Your Life by (CLICK HERE) we have provided several powerful thought provoking quotations for you to reflect on. A sample is provided below. We hope this one and the others are as meaningful to you as they are to our staff. Enjoy!
INSPIRING QUOTATION OF HOPE:
Listen to the exhortation of the dawn! Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the spender of beauty; for yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn.