December 3rd Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes

PROBLEM MANAGEMENT

Under excellent leadership a problem seldom reaches gigantic proportions, because it is recognized and fixed in its early stages. Great leaders usually recognize a problem in the following sequence:

1. They sense it before they see it (intuition).

2. They begin looking for it and ask questions (curiosity).

3. They gather data (processing).

4. They share their feelings and findings to a few trusted colleagues (communicating).

5. They define the problem (writing).

6. They check their resources (evaluating).

7. They make a decision (leading).

Great leaders are seldom blindsided. They realize that the punch that knocks them out is seldom the hard one—it’s the one they didn’t see coming. Therefore, they are always looking for signs and indicators that will give them insight into the problem ahead and their odds of fixing it.

They treat problems like the potential boxer going against Mike Tyson

Everyone has a plan.

Until they get Punched in the Mouth…

Mike Tyson

Do you have a plan when life punches You in The Mouth?

—Developing the Leader Within You

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR INTUITION, AND FOLLOW UP WHEN SOMETHING STRIKES YOU.

Daily Scripture

Proverbs 21:20

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Luke 16:11

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

James 4:1-2

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask

Daily Quotes

  • “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”

James Cameron

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

Henry David Thoreau

  • “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

John Wooden

Daily Storytelling Time

Helping hands

A mother, wishing to encourage her son’s progress at the piano, bought tickets to a performance by the great Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski. When the evening arrived, they found their seats near the front of the concert hall and eyed the majestic Steinway waiting on the stage. Soon the mother found a friend to talk to, and the boy slipped away.

At eight o’clock, the lights in the auditorium began to dim, the spotlights came on, and only then did they notice the boy – up on the piano bench, innocently picking out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” His mother gasped in shock and embarassment but, before she could retrieve her son, the master himself appeared on the stage and quickly moved to the keyboard.

He whispered gently to the boy, “Don’t quit. Keep playing.” Leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around the other side and improvised a delightful obligato. Together, the old master and the young novice held the crowd mesmerized with their blended and beautiful music.

In all our lives, we receive helping hands – some we notice, some we don’t. Equally we ourselves have countless opportunites to provide helping hands – sometimes we would like our assistance to be noticed, sometimes we don’t. Little of what we all achieve is without learning from others and without support from others and what we receive we should hand out.