Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be the most famous reindeer of all, but not too many people know the reasons behind his enormous success. Rudolph’s experience offers a number of lessons for leaders at all levels.
If you aren’t familiar with Rudolph’s story, here’s the Reader’s Digest version: Rudolph was a reindeer with a red nose. None of the other reindeer had red noses so Rudolph was frequently ridiculed and ostracized for being different. One foggy Christmas eve, Santa asked Rudolph if he could join the sleigh team and use his red nose to light the way through the fog. Rudolph took the challenge, was a big success, and became loved and admired by all the other reindeer.
Despite how it might sound when Bing Crosby croons about Rudolph’s achievement, that little red-nosed reindeer wasn’t an overnight success. He worked for years preparing himself for his opportunity, and when it…
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Although you are calm most of the time, frequently you still have those moments when your frustration level seems to go sky high.
- Shut up!
- Be proactive
- Separate the essential fron non-negotiable
- Distract yourself
- Focus on another person in the room
You, and you alone, have the power to curb your frustration!
Try if Martina’s suggestions really work, after reading full article on: http://martinamcgowan.com/2012/11/7-curb-your-frustration/
A team of Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing exercises appear to perform better when another person compliments them.
The team had previously discovered that the same area of the brain, the striatum, is activated when a person is rewarded a compliment or cash.
Their latest research suggests that when the striatum is activated, it seems to encourage the person to perform better during exercises.
Read more about this research on: http://goo.gl/v36H4
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David Schnurman, a passionate entrepreneur, in his post on Business Insider writes that if you have the right mindset and a positive attitude, there is no outside force that can stop you in your journey to success.
He suggests five resources to help you along that journey:
1. Inspirational YouTube Videos.
2. The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield.
3. The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.
4. Regular Journaling.
5. Listen to Tony Robbins
Read full article at: http://goo.gl/CL75T
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The theme of Diplocalendar 2013 was inspired by Mark Twain’s quotation that: “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them”.
Diplomats, like many other professionals, must read, understand, synthesise and make sense of newspapers, magazines, emails, official reports and so many other things related to their daily work. But there is so much else to read both for pleasure and to deepen our knowledge.
There is no specific selected book for the month of December, but a list of suggested readings for 2014. Consider them as our … Christmas present.