Constructive versus Destructive!!
So over the last few months, I have read allot of posts, replies to posts, etc that have been made in various social media sites, from Twitter, ere, facebook and more. Over that time I have come to realize there are basically 3 types of responses; One that is truly social with no real intent of any kind other than to converse, One that is constructive providing excellent feedback and sparking a great back and forth debate, and One that is destructive, providing no real value, but only meant to be smug, glib, or belittling.
I myself have a rule if I do not have anything constructive to say, I will not say anything at all.
Others however do not. Some call people alcoholics or other names, even though they do not even know the person, because they do not like something that is said. Others make smart remarks, and others say nothing I care to repeat.
In some cases it is simply they do not read the whole post or reply. In other cases it is just because that is all they do, they feel it is their role in life to belittle others in order to make themselves feel good.
When it happens to me sometimes I delete the post, if you are not going to add something then why have the post there at all. Other times I try to further explain myself hoping that they just misunderstood something or did not read the whole thing. In most cases I ignore it.
It is really funny because every time it has happened to me I have received a huge amount of private mail telling me to ignore the people doing it. That it is all they do, reply to posts belittling others and calling them names etc.
To me it is just a waste. Saying anything destructive only makes you look bad. The morale is if you have nothing constructive to say do not say anything. The other thing to remember is this philosophy can be used with regards to any interaction.
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The 3 leadership styles all successful leaders use!!
All successful leaders, from Eisenhower to Patton, all understood the three primary leadership styles. They all knew how to use them, and when to use them.
The three primary leadership style are; participative, delegative and authoritarian.
Participative - is where you allow your subordinates to have a say in what happens. This works well, in promoting a sense of team, and helping give confidence in your employees that you value their opinion. Of course while you do ask for their input, you reserve the right of final decision for yourself.
Delegative - is where you delegate or put someone else in charge of a particular project or task. This instills confidence in that employee, and allows them to learn how to be a leader themselves.
Authoritarian - this is the simplest. You make the decisions, it's your way or the high way end of discussion.
There are allot of leaders who tend to fit into and follow one of the styles above. Now for the big revelation, a good leader uses all three approaches, depending on the situation. A successful leader does it all.
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The Few, the Proud, the Looking, and why you should hire them!!
Yes, we are talking about the military. Every year thousands of these proud warriors get out, and face an uncertain future. Not knowing what they should do.
However, there are some things everyone should keep in mind, concerning the military. There are some skills or rather ideals, and things they learn that make them ideal employees. These people live and breathe the ideals of; loyalty, honor, hard work, determination, going beyond, and sacrifice. In their world, if you do not live by these ideals, people die. Of course, in most cases they come equipped with a lot of education benefits, a lot of relevant training, and a lot of heart and desire.
So if you want to have an employee who will give their all, will never give up, be loyal, honorable, and be the kind of employee you could be proud of, hire an ex military person, and watch them, not just get the job done, but get it done right, done quickly and watch them make you look good.
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