Month: September 2018

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivations For Personal and Business Growth

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivations For Personal and Business Growth

As a professional , you might sometimes find yourself without resources to reach your goals.

I experienced resources blackout  many times when I was a church youth leader in Cameroon and through my researches, I found 8 simple principles that provide a step by step guide to always find the necessary motivation to keep moving forward.

In addition to those successful principles, I crafted for you this week, the most updated citations from the  world largest network of professionals to help you reach your best at your job and your business.

The big challenge could really be to make such a best use of these ideas that they become part of our skills and attitudes on a daily basis.

So don’t just read them, reflect on them and discipline yourself to become more productive.

1. “At the question ” what do you do?” Answer ” what you want to do” by painting a compelling picture of the shared future they (you) could co-create with a new employer.”(Bruce Kasanoff)

2. “The most successful value-creating organizations are also thinking about how to be successful in society. The employees and customers of corporations are pushing organizations to look at how they do business, where they do business and what value they create.”( CNBC editor-in-chief Nikhil Deogun)

3.  “There will always been challenges. But true challenges are the ones that inspire us to disrupt and to innovate. We must face them with optimism.” (Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani )

4. “Don’t be surprised by being surprised. We are not immune to history.” (Lazard managing director Dennis K. Berman)

5. “Women spend, save and invest money in profoundly different ways than men. Perhaps the most important difference is that when women have a say in financial resources they invest them in their families.” ( Women’s World Banking president Mary Ellen Iskenderian)

6. “You want to look for a place where you can learn not just your day-to-day job, but where you’re challenged and provided the right training to take on new responsibilities. This is a sign that your leaders are also receiving training as well.” ( Ripple HR VP Sandi Kochhar)

7. “The pursuit of ‘balance’ implies that work and life are two separate spheres competing for our attention in a zero-sum game. I prefer to see them as a continuum, flowing into and influencing one another.” ( TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson)

8. “Great leaders understand that it’s not easy to translate vision into reality. And they realize they can’t do it alone. The most effective leaders are those who seek out what they and their company need. That kind of growth mindset is ageless.” (Entrepreneur and author Chip Conley)

The first and the third ideas really inspired me to perceive growth in term of  the best picture of what the future could be based on God’s promises and professionalism but also to accept that challenges are perfect tools for creativity and innovation.

I would be glad to hear from you what motivation (s) inspired you the most to be more efficient and effective in your life, job or business?

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

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Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivational Speeches For Success

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivational Speeches For Success

Once you discover a source of personal, business and community empowerment through the best professionals around the globe, do not hesitate to listen to their advice and learn as much as you can from them.

I wish you the best this week as you dive deep into these 8 powerful professional tips for success. Don’t forget to reflect and to act.

1.” You see, productivity alone does not validate a goal. Purpose, on the other hand, does. When you know why you are working so hard, it is far easier to sustain effort towards a long-term goal” (Bruce Kasanoff)

2. “As we work to help others, we must remember to take time for ourselves.” (Aetna president Karen S. Lynch)

3. “Prioritize the top 3-5 skills at which you excel. Rate those you love doing. You can’t do what you don’t enjoy.” (Girls With Impact CEO Jennifer Openshaw)

4. “Building or investing into healthy relationships and thinking outside the box are powerful tips that could take you to the next level of  your life.” (Author and Writer,seed4future.com/seed4futurepublisher.com, Hervé Ngaté)

5.  “Back yourself, what’s the worst that can happen? Also, seek out tough feedback. If people don’t think you can handle criticism, they won’t give it to you and you need it to be successful.” (Expert360 co-founder Bridget Loudon)

6. “A growing body of evidence suggests that diverse teams are more creative, more productive, and more profitable than teams whose members all look and think alike.”(Melinda Gates)

7. “The best kind of company culture is one where negative feedback is seen as something positive. A culture where self-evaluation and self-awareness thrives, and people actively seek out opportunities to learn and grow. In order to achieve this, the business needs to cultivate a supportive environment where people are encouraged and helped to learn.” (Bernard Marr)

8. “Finding happiness isn’t a matter of creating a perfectly even-keeled experience of the world, where no sadness ever intrudes. Instead it means riding the waves of joy, and trying to find our way back upward when we’ve been knocked down.” (Designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee)

I was very impressed that I could frame my own motivational speech in the fourth point.

Actually, I have been applying those 2 actions of connecting/investing in some key relationships plus thinking outside the box since 2-3 years; And I am happy to notice I have better and faster outcomes.

What motivational speech could you frame to empower someone this week?

I would be glad to hear from you by leaving a comment on the comment section bellow.

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

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Success

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Success

When I started with my blog seed4future.com in January 2016, I had only one passion: Write to help with my professional experience the greater number of people possible.

Three month later, I discovered that I could also write to share the testimony of the life changing power of the Bible : Seed4futurepublisher.com was born!

At my third year as a secular  and faith-based writer, I noticed that the key to help others is in the ability to learn everyday. As someone said: if you want to master a topic, teach it to others.

This week, in the Jethro’s Wisdom serie, I would like to share with you something new from experts in the professional industry crafted at LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world. Their experience could trigger your knowledge, sharpen your skills and bless you with a more positive attitude towards moving to the next level of your productivity.

1. “Learn to cherish your mistakes as:

Learning experiences
Reminders to stay humble
Opportunities to accidentally stumble on a better idea
Ways to understand the depth of your inexperience” (Bruce Kasanoff)

2. “Every successful entrepreneur has to work hard because although someone is a successful entrepreneur, they still can’t be perfect in every aspect.” (Purple Cow Startup Fund founder Sheng Fu)

3. “Maybe vulnerability — and being able to show it, share it, reckon with it, and emerge the better for it — is what makes us strong.” (Bonobos CEO and Walmart SVP Andy Dunn)

4. “Most people are bystanders–not because they don’t want to stand up, but because they’re afraid to speak up, afraid of repercussions, don’t observe the world around them enough, or simply because they don’t know what to do or say in the moment. To be an upstander among bystanders takes courage and conviction.” (Jennifer Merritt, Editor in Chief, Digital at PwC)

5. “People often don’t sufficiently consider … why they’re doing what they’re doing. We repeat standard processes, received wisdoms and orthodoxies, typically because they work. By asking why, we might find a better way or even new destinations.” (Kellogg professor Robert Wolcott)

6. “There is one thing we all can do to have a healthier relationship with work: don’t be too hard on yourself. Self-criticism is terrible for your productivity. Compassion is way better than self-judgement.”(BBC’s José Luis Peñarredonda)

7. “Don’t overlook or dismiss anyone — you never know who they know that could give you the warm introduction you need to the company you’re interested in.”(Glenn Leibowitz, Head of Communications at McKinsey China)

The first motivational speech helped me understand that behind every mistake I make, there is a huge potential to become better by correcting and improving myself. So I am not afraid of making mistakes but rather, enjoy what I learn from them.

Which of the above declarations helped you in growing your potential to achieve your goals?

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

Your Weekly Jethro’s Wisdom For Growth

Your Weekly Jethro’s Wisdom For Growth

I am happy once again to introduce the weekly motivational speeches crafted from linkedIn. They are updated  motivations on current world and business challenges.

I called the article “Jethro’s Wisdom” because of the famous story of Moses’ father in law -Called Jethro-who gave Moses an advice that revolutionized his leadership and management skills and made him more effective and efficient for God.

As I told you in the first article of this serie, the Bible is my primary source of inspiration for every aspect of my life and I thought it could be nice to name this motivational serie after Jethro’s advice to Moses.

Jethro’s wisdom is just a methaphoric image meaning that, in business and professional life, we need the advices of others to reach our full potential even if they don’t necessary have the same beliefs as us.

So let’s dive deep into the next seven declarations from professionals that could trigger your goals:

1.“Wherever companies and individuals are committed to swift action in the service of their core values, they can find new customers and opportunities.”(The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America president & CEO Deanna Mulligan)

2. “Don’t worry unduly about showing nerves: they prove you really want the job. A little dash of self-deprecating humour can help relax the mood.
” ( Hamilton Bradshaw CEO James Caan)

3. “If you lead a life of consequences, you’ll accept a lot of nonsense that comes your way. But if you live a life of convictions, you will always exercise the right to speak up.” (Prabir Jha, President & Global Chief People Officer, Cipla)

4. “It’s easy, especially as a first-time founder, to try to overcompensate for areas of insecurity or doubt, but I’ve found a strategy that works better than trying to be someone who I’m not—admitting where I don’t have expertise, and also, where I do.” (Jebbit CEO Tom Coburn notes)

5. “There’s something wonderfully freeing about realizing the world can and will keep turning without you. Completely stepping away from work for a time gives us the gift of perspective.” ( Executive coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders writes)

6. “You need responses that are punchy, crisp, compelling, and to the point. One-word answers are a disaster, but so is a filibuster. Keep it conversational. You can always elaborate when the interviewer asks a follow-up question.” ( Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison)

7. “The phrase “brain food” is real and powerful, and we find it when we take on new challenges in our jobs, read up on an area of interest, listen to a podcast, or tackle something that forces us to think in a different way.” ( Robbie Bach,Consultant)

I really liked the fith motivation because I understood in a new way the importance of holidays to have a refreshing vision of the future.

Which one of the above motivation was interesting to you? I would be glad to hear from you.

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