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I am not into sports of any kind. But I watch the Olympic Games occasionally, for two reasons:
Since I will need much more space to talk about handsome men, let’s focus on top performers for now.
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I love reading books. I always ask people what business books they would recommend. And I used to brag about how many books I’ve read. Probably after hearing my “I’ve read so many books” speech for the millionth time, a friend responded, “Good for you. What did you do then?”
Earlier this month New York State’s legislature passed a plan that would raise NYC’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018 and to raise the rest of the state’s minimum wage to $12.50.
For many people, this is good news.
You want to earn more at work, what is your strategy?
I remember I signed up for an instrument class when I was a kid. After 3 years practice, I grew bored.
So I told my mom “ I hate it. I want to quit. ”
My mom: “ No. Finish what you started. You can’t quit on something when you’re bored or when it’s hard. Did you not sign up for the class yourself?”
10-year old Me: “I did. But…”
Well, there’s no ‘but’ with Asian parents.
I’ve heard all kinds of ideas about what it takes to be a leader.
Things like “Oh, I am an introvert. I’m not born to be a leader.” Or “I don’t want to draw all the attention.”
I use to think you have to be an alpha type to be a leader, maybe even intimidating or loud.
Yes, you can be outgoing and charming, like Bill Clinton.
Then we see introvert leaders like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, I noticed that people will pay attention to them even when they are quiet. They don’t need to be loud to be heard.
Comparing what great leaders have in common, I found that leadership is a collection of skills. And it’s something that you can learn by practicing.