Archive for April 7, 2007

When Going Crazy Helps…

April 7, 2007

Generally people have this notion that being crazy is bad or it must mean you are medically unsound.

WITHIN the context of SANITY, being crazy once in a while does have its own benefits. 🙂

Going crazy helps…

… when you don’t want to be limited by rules or traditional procedures.

… when you really need to break mindsets and create new ones.

… when challenges and ‘problems’ are so new and overwhelming that you have never encounter it before.

… when you feel trapped, couped up and stressed.

… when you want to be creative and innovative.

… when you want a change of pace and structure.

… when you need to get things going otherwise they risk being stagnated or going nowhere.

… when you need to do things in a totally different way.

… when you need a break and release of energy.

… when your body and mind (and soul) need it.

… when you just feel like having fun.

… when you want to appreciate life in the other extreme.

… when you want to excel beyond excellence.

(Just a caution, going crazy doesn’t help when you can’t help it.)

Best wishes for your ‘crazy’ journey in life. 8)

The 10 Successful Qualities of Team Power

April 7, 2007

Never underestimate the power of a team. When people are gathered in likemindedness, they are a potent force. One not to be reckoned with. They have far greater constructive or destructive power than an individual.

As I coached, trained and studied teams in action, they exhibited different sets of tendencies between the more successful team and the less effective ones. Hence, marking a real difference in teams that excel beyond excellence.

The successful teams have the following key power qualities:

1.) They think in single mindedness. (even after conflicts)

2.) They believe and commit to the purpose of their cause.

3.) They fully agree with the structure of the team and put the team above individual.

4.) They trust and emotionally and mentally connect with everyone in the team. They watch each other’s back and look out for each other.

5.) They agree to disagree in the midst of working together. Conflicts and problems never seperate them. Instead, they unite them.

6.) They are leaders who build leaders.

7.) They are individually of uprightness and of integrity.

8.) They communicate and update each other regularly.

9.) They build relationship together over time.

10.) They ultimately create unified growth as a group.

As group gathers and teams are formed, varying tactics have to be employed to ensure team power. An effective team leader will also design different strategies to enhance and build in the above power qualities into the team.

Next time when you are leading a team or being a member of a team, look out for the above characteristics in your team. These are quality indications of the success of team power.

SHOCK!!!

April 7, 2007

Things happen. Things happen… suddenly! Things do happen when you least expect it. You can be most prepared for anything to happen but it can still shock you.

What do you do then… when events and things shock you? How do you still excel beyond excellence in crucial times like this?

Since young, I have been training my mind to handle extreme events that truly happen without expectations. To deal with SHOCK, I have designed the strategies and the following points:

Stablize your mind and emotions.

Hold your ground.

Organize your thoughts fast.

Create new options fast.

Know your purpose.

Just in case you have not noticed, the beginning alphabets form the word, SHOCK.

To excel beyond, gain experience in learning to act fast and the shocking impact of events and life will greatly reduce.

Be SHOCK resistant.