January 2013 Volume 5 Issue 1
And here are some quotes to start 2013 with a bang!
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."
~ Charles Lamb
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
~ Oprah Winfrey
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
~ Helen Keller
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
~ Bill Vaughan
"New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
~ Mark Twain
"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other."
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
~ Edith L. Pierce
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
~ Michael Altshuler
What Leaders are Reading
The Shaping of an Effective Leader by Gayle D. Beebe
Gayle Beebe was a student in college of Peter Drucker and has been significantly impacted by Drucker's management views. In this book Beebe talks about the eight formative principles of Leadership. They are, in sequence of importance: character, competence, chemistry, culture, compatibility, convictions, connections, and commitment. This is one of those "can't put it down" books that you can definitely use with clients.
Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans
With replacement costs high and start-up time critical, employee retention is more valuable than ever. This best-selling guide provides 26 strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive. Citing research and experience with dozens of organizations, the authors present many examples of how today's companies have applied their retention strategies and increased their retention rates. The chapters are arranged alphabetically, from "Ask" to "Zenith."