Independent will is our capacity to act. It gives us the power to transcend our paradigms, to swim upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to act based on principle rather than reacting based on emotion or circumstance.
It’s not in having things, but in having mastery, having victory over self.
Quality begins with me. And I need to make my own decisions based on carefully selected principles and values.
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.
We listen to reply.
Principle-centered leadership is practiced from the inside out on four levels: 1) personal (my relationship with myself); 2) interpersonal (my relationships and interactions with others); 3) managerial (my responsibility to get a job done with others); and 4) organizational (my need to organize people-to recruit them, train them, compensate them, build teams, solve problems, and create aligned structure, strategy, and systems).
Independent people who do not have the maturity to think and act interdependently may be good individual producers, but they won’t be good leaders or team players.
Los problemas que afrontamos caen en una de tres áreas posibles: la de control directo (que involucra nuestra propia conducta), la de control indirecto (que involucra la conducta de otras personas), o la de inexistencia de control (problemas acerca de los cuales no podemos hacer nada, como los de nuestras realidades situacionales o pasadas). El
FRIEND/ENEMY CENTEREDNESS. Young people are particularly, though certainly not exclusively, susceptible to becoming friend-centered. Acceptance and belonging to a peer group can become almost supremely important. The distorted and ever-changing social mirror becomes the source for the four life-support factors, creating a high degree of dependence on the fluctuating moods, feelings, attitudes, and behavior of others.
You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel.
no se puede pensar en términos de eficiencia cuando se trata de personas. Se piensa en términos de efectividad con la gente y de eficiencia con las cosas.