Month: August 2018

Get The Best From These 7 Motivational Speeches by Answering These Questions

Get The Best From These 7 Motivational Speeches by Answering These Questions

I am happy to continue this week with motivational speeches I crafted from LinkedIn, the largest network of professionals around the globe.

I am confident the view expressed by experts on that platform really portray the actual situations of many individuals, managers, families and organization.

That’s why I strongly recommend you to answer the questions I added bellow each motivational speech. Those questions are strategically asked to help you take the necessary actions to move to the next level of your life.

1.“ The best managers absorb fear… I’m not talking about soothing people by blowing smoke or giving false assurances… They need to hear and to believe that you have a plan and that, working together, they can help execute it.” ( former GE CEO Jeff Immelt)

As a leader, what plan do you have for your family, your church group or your community activities?
Where are you leading your team to and how do you make sure everybody is involved in the plan?

2. “While we each can accomplish a lot individually, a diverse, inclusive, motivated and empowered team can accomplish so much more.”(Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor)

Does your team reflect the cross-cultural richness of your community?

3. “When it comes to making yourself happy, you need to learn what works for you. Once you discover this, everything else tends to fall into place. And making yourself happy doesn’t just improve your performance; it’s also good for your health.” (Dr. Travis Bradberry)

What did you do that produced the expected results that boosted your passion? Do you enjoy  now what works for you in your marriage, your job, business or your community group?

4.“Culture is the the sum of the examples you set, the incentives you create, and the behaviors you reward: it’s what nudges people to act in ways you’d be proud of.” ( Laura Weidman Powers)

If you knew that there is one person that will become successful because he/she is imitating your lifestyle, how would you behave in front of the person?

5.“In spite of whatever disappointing experiences come our way, our challenge will be to not let bitterness take root. Although disappointment is inevitable, being discouraged is always a choice.” ( INSEAD professor Manfred Kets de Vries)

Is there a situation where you choose to continue doing the right thing despite all obstacles and failures? What made you keep moving forward? Could you choose again to keep moving forward despite the challenges you are facing now?

6. “I encourage you to keep pushing until you have a diverse group of candidates and hold off interviewing anyone until you can interview a diverse slate, including men and women.”
(Walmart.com president and CEO and Jet.com founder and CEO Marc Lore)

How do you make sure there is equal opportunity for men and women in your team?

7. “Happiness, it turns out, doesn’t have that much to do with the car you drive or the job you have or even the person you spend your life with. Happiness is actually a choice.” (Futurist and author Bernard Marr)

What are the decision you are taking right now to be happy?

As I was writing these questions to grow my own knowledge, skills and attitudes, I noticed the third and  the fith one really helped me get focused again on my priorities.

What about you? I would like to hear from you which of the above questions helped you know the actions to take to improve your life, your family life, your community group or your business.

Hervé Ngaté, Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer

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10 Motivational Speeches for Personal and Business Growth

10 Motivational Speeches for Personal and Business Growth

I have the habit of investing 15 minutes to an hour everyday to learn something new that could sharpen my skills, knowledge and attitudes. The Bible is the first source of my inspiration as I always start the day with Bible reading and meditation with prayers.

I also acknowledge what I call ” words of wisdom” concerning secular things because the Bible will not, for example tell you how to brush your teeth or cook a meal or search for a job.

LinkedIn is my best source of secular knowledge, then comes quality books and learning from successful models.

I crafted these 10 motivational speeches that could unleash your full potential and make you a better professional. These 10 declarations are the summary of the most common and challenging situations faced by people and organizations around the world currently.

Don’t just read them, reflect on them and develop an action plan to apply them on you, your business or your job.

1.“Contrary to the Romantic myth of the genius’s need for freedom and the absence of any pressure to produce, experience shows that being subject to a deadline, and even limited resources, can sharpen our invention and creativity.” (President Santiago Iniguez)

2. “Let your mind be open to what is possible. Imagine that things are within reach by just learning and putting one foot in front of the other. Where others see impossible, see work, a path and blue skies.” (Cheddar CEO Jon Steinberg )

3.  “Luck is what catches you off guard, and that can only happen when you give other people a chance to surprise you.” (Karla Starr)

4 . “Being indirect at work is like keeping your feelings bottled up in a relationship. Eventually, they’re going to spill over and poison everything… Let’s talk, I always say, and come up with a solution.” ( BPN CEO Lori Gaffney)

5. “We can’t create time. Or bend time. And until they invent one of those Hermione Granger time-turners we can’t make it run backwards either. But we can change our relationship with it.” ( Ogilvy chief strategy officer Kevin Chesters)

6. “Pay attention. Listen. Communicate. That is the key to making sure your team and clients feel valued and empowered to make the right decisions. Not only will those you lead start to perform at their natural best, but you will too.”( Former Bank of America vice chairman John Thiel)

7. “No good idea grows in a vacuum. If we have a good idea, chances are, it’s built on other existing good ideas. So if we want to see our idea become even better, why don’t we invite others to build on top of it.” (CEO coach Sanyin Siang)

8. “Companies crave individuals that work outside the lines of their job description because they want their organization to succeed. We need more people that identify problems as opportunities to learn and progress, and less of people that notice a problem and finger point to the person in charge because it’s “not their job.” ( Go By Truck co-founder Dawn Strobel)

9. “The idea today that anyone would need to be pitched on why software is a legitimate investment is laughable, but a lot has changed since 1986. It’s time the way we think about the economy does, too.” ( Bill Gates notes in a review of “Capitalism Without Capital”)

10. “When our work feels like a gift to others instead of an obligation, it gives us something to look forward to every day. It inspires us as much as it does the audience we create it for.”( Author and podcast host Srinivasan Rao)

I would like to hear  your words of wisdom to help grow others or organizations.

I would like to know which of these motivational declarations matches the most with your current  personal and professional challenges.

For me, the number 10 was a powerful driving force to decide to keep helping people and groups around the world to become what God made them to be.

Hervé Ngaté, Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer