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G-Ten Discuss Strong Leadership Habits

GLASGOW, UK, May 2015 – Leadership is contagious. What is modelled by leaders is mimicked by others. As you build strong leadership habits, rather than thinking what could you do first, consider the effects of what you do last.

Here are 8 things that real leaders do last:

1. Leaders Battle Last
Leaders navigate through conflicts and trials as though no such thing ever took place. They have developed a keen foresight—seeing problems on the horizon and handling them well before they hit the shore and do any damage. They prefer the prevention rather than the cure. If you see sparks setting off in your life, put them out before they turn into an inferno. It’s easy to let a crack turn into a canyon. Don’t just focus on where things are currently at, but where things may be heading. You may need to change your trajectory.

2. Leaders Speak Last
They allow others the freedom to express their opinion. They understand that happy workers are those given a voice, and feel part of the company. But leaders don’t just take everything on board, they assess and weigh up all contributions. Then, they speak last and tie everything together with their expertise. Leaders know they can learn from anyone, but they excel in making the right decisions and choosing the best options. It is neither a dictatorship, nor is it a democracy. Good leadership is striking that perfect balance in between.

3. Leaders Celebrate Last
Because it’s not over till the fat lady sings. Leaders don’t take the pedal off the metal until they’ve well and truly crossed the finish line. The job is not done once it’s signed, sealed, and delivered; it’s done once it’s received, unpacked, and performed. Leaders see things through a panoramic lens.
Getting the product out there is one thing, making sure it performs with great satisfaction is another. You may make some sales in the short run, but you’ll never sustain a healthy career.
A sub-10 second sprint is pointless if you are trying to run a marathon.

4. Leaders Hire Last
The popular business mantra is to hire slow and fire fast. Leaders know that anyone can look like a superstar on paper. It’s easy to dazzle in a dress but not on the dance-floor. The leader says to the potential person: “Don’t tell me, show me.” Because quality will beat qualifications every single time.
It’s so easy to get excited during the previews. But you can’t get a refund once you’ve watched the whole thing—enough damage has already been done. Leaders let initial excitements die down before signing the dotted line. A great honeymoon doesn’t guarantee a great marriage.

5. Leaders Sweat Last
You’ve heard it said: “Work smart, not hard.” Leaders do both. But they work smart, before they work hard. They push for productivity, and efficiency. They’re by no means shy about hard work, but they look for potent strategies before applying the elbow grease. They understand the 80/20 rule and create habits that kill ten birds with one stone. Leaders know how to maximise their strengths and outsource their weaknesses. Are you spending more time labouring over your weaknesses rather than building on your strengths? Know when to be smart and delegate and when to be efficient and get your hands dirty.

6. Leaders Sleep Last
Before they nod off, leaders ask themselves: “What did I do well today? And what do I need to improve upon?” They know that mistakes are only failures when you don’t learn from them. And much learning comes from reflecting on the events of each day—to build on the positives and cut out the negatives. Hindsight is always 20/20 and crucial for building the foresight and future for successful leadership. Reflect before you sleep.

7. Leaders Ask “How” Last
Before a leader engages in building anything, they know that a successful endeavour will depend upon building a foundation of a deeper meaning and deeper “Why.” They know that difficulties and obstacles will certainly arise. At that point, though they possess all the knowledge to finish a project, it is the why knowledge that brings it to completion. We have enough information available to learn how to do just about anything. The reason anything gets accomplished is because there’s a powerful enough reason and purpose behind it. Consequently, the reason why you may not be getting anything accomplished is because you haven’t thought enough about why you would like to accomplish your goal. What’s your why?

8. Leaders Get Off The Ship Last
It is an unspoken, but unbreakable rule—the captain is the last to leave a ship. The most tragic ship wrecks are the ones where the captain is the first to abandon the crew. A leader does not step into a role without accepting the significant responsibilities. They know that every decision they make affects a multitude of lives. If they steer the ship south, everyone on board is going south. If the ship sinks, they were the one behind the wheel. Being the last to leave means honouring your responsibilities. Being a leader entails having followers.

If you’re a leader that’s ignorant of your responsibilities, your ship is headed toward an iceberg

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G-Ten On The Habits To Drop If You Want To Be Successful

GLASGOW, UK, May 2015 – Most people believe that a lack of success is due to their own personal faults. They think that not being the best, the brightest, or the most intelligent will stifle their growth, and make going after their most prized aspirations futile.

The Truth? Not being the smartest, or the most talented won’t hinder your success, but hanging on to destructive habits will.

Habit #1: Expecting yourself to live up to others’ expectations
When you focus on meeting other people’s expectations, you’re forced into a position where you have to meet all the conditions associated with those expectations, and if you don’t you can end up ruining valuable relationships, and important connections. Setting your own expectations will force the people around you to see you as an individual, and will allow you to define success on your own terms.

Habit #2: Obsessing over things that don’t matter
You experiencing true happiness, and having the ability to pursue any dream possible matters more than looking like a hotshot. It can become so easy to fall into the treacherous habit of worrying about what others think of you, or what you should be doing with your life, but at the end of the day only you have to live with yourself. Don’t worry about your friends, and family; they have their own lives to live, and their own problems to bear.  Worry about yourself, and about how you can go to bed every night happier, healthier and more content than the last day.

Habit #3: Dwelling on past failures
It’s normal to hate yourself sometimes, but it does you absolutely no good to provoke that self-hatred by dwelling on your mistakes. When you feel down on yourself, look at it as an opportunity to learn.
If you fail, instead of tearing yourself apart, tear your failure apart. Rip it up and destroy it, then take a long, hard look at the pieces.

Habit #4: NOT being a sore loser
Anger is very often portrayed as a negative emotion, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a virtuous quality to anger that very few realize is present: When people are angry, in their minds they are right, and to rectify the situation they blow up. The good news is, blowing up, getting angry, and feeling like the world is against you is perfectly healthy, and is an essential part of eventual success. While dwelling in your anger for too long can impede your personal development, basking in your righteousness for a few days after a defeat can motivate you to try harder, and work smarter.

Humans are creatures of habit, and the behaviours that we display on the daily basis define who we are, and what path our lives take. This means that true success comes from implementing the right habits, and dropping the ones that hold you back.

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G-Ten : 8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have In Common

GLASGOW, UK, May 2015 – What patterns do we see when we look at the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders…

Busy Busy

The ability and willingness to work gruelling hours has characterized many powerful figures… Energy and strength provide many advantages to those seeking to build power.

Just Say No

Warren Buffett once said:

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.

And that’s what gives them the time to accomplish so much. Achievement requires focus. And focus means saying “no” to a lot of distractions.

Know What You Are

In identifying opportunities for improvement, don’t waste time cultivating skill areas where you have little competence. Instead, concentrate on—and build on—your strengths. This means knowing who you are, what you are and what you are good at.

Build Networks

Nobody at the top of the heap goes it alone. And those at the center of networks benefit the most.

Create Good Luck

Luck isn’t magical — there’s a science to it. Certain personality types are luckier because they behave in a way that maximizes the chance for good opportunities. By being more outgoing, open to new ideas, following hunches, and being optimistic, lucky people create possibilities.

Have Grit

Intelligence and creativity are great but you can’t quit when the going gets tough if you really want to accomplish anything big. That’s grit. Perseverance. And it’s one of the best predictors of success there is.

Make Awesome Mistakes

Failure is essential. Losers like to hear that because it makes them feel better about their past mistakes. Winners use it to go make more mistakes they can learn from.

Find Mentors

You cannot go it alone. It can be hard to learn from books. And the internet makes it difficult to separate truth from fiction. You need someone who has been there to show you the ropes. A Yoda. A Mister Miyagi.

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G-Ten Discuss How To Increase Your Mental Strength

GLASGOW, UK, May 2015 – Much of our physical ability is determined by our body structure. Mental toughness, on the other hand, is something that can be learned and cultivated; it can be forged through practice and struggle. Naturally some people are born with a higher level of mental toughness than others, but on the whole it’s a skill that anyone can cultivate to a relatively high level.

Mental toughness is the ability to perform at an optimal level when the stakes are at their highest. Whether that means closing a huge sale or fighting back from the brink of defeat, mental toughness means we don’t allow the situation to overwhelm us emotionally.

In other words, mental toughness is about sacrifice, doing something that’s difficult, pushing past your threshold, playing injured or playing a role you might not be comfortable playing. It’s about putting the team first.

So how do we improve our mental toughness?

Be Positive. Be REALLY, REALLY POSITIVE.
It’s easy to get down on yourself and let the inner critic run free when things aren’t going well, but that isn’t going to help you. Instead, fight the urge to criticize and ask yourself if you can make a commitment that you will only bring forth positive energy. When you prioritize eliminating all negative thoughts, your focus automatically shifts to the positive ones, and that in turn makes you more likely to enjoy and excel in the big moment.

Focus Only On What You Control
Yes, we play to win, that’s why we keep score. But spending time thinking about the potential outcome just diverts your focus and fills your head with unimportant, distracting thoughts.
The remedy is to be present in the moment and let nature take its course. Focus only on the things you actually control: your approach and your attitude.

Keep Your Emotional Level Steady
Some of us get more easily up and down that others. The more up and down you get, the more likely you are going to get over-excited or overwhelmed by the situation. The key is to distance yourself from the game just enough so that you’re not swept away with the emotional tides. Don’t only focus on not getting down – also make sure you don’t get too high either, because that disrupts your focus also. Visualise remaining calm and composed in even the biggest situations. Act like you’ve been in those situations a hundred times, and eventually you’ll feel like it too.

A Prepared Mind is a More Confident Mind
It’s been said that self-confidence is ‘your ability to influence the world around you’. What better way to do that than through practice? When you know you’ve practiced a thousand, you have a lot more faith in being able to rely on your training in a big moment.

Mental toughness is really just about approaching the game from the right perspective. The next time you step out, focus being in the moment and tell that little, criticizing and excuse-seeking voice in your head to shut the hell up. You’ll be glad you did.

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G-Ten Discuss Seven Ideas That Are Holding You Back From Your Peak Performance

GLASGOW, UK, April 2015 – It can be tough when it comes to getting out of your comfort zone, breaking through your fears or “faking it till your make it”, but you will be much more successful if you stop thinking about negatives and believe in yourself.

You may be surprised how much you exaggerate everything. In other words, you’re making up a bunch of excuses. As such, your full potential cannot be realized.

Here are 7 ridiculous ideas that are holding you back from being your best:

People will laugh at me

We all fall victim to this, thinking that people will laugh at us if we make a mistake, don’t be afraid of a little embarrassment. Just go for it!

I’m not good enough

You’ll never be good enough if you don’t give yourself a chance to try in the first place. Don’t aim for perfection. Make all the mistakes you can then pick yourself up and grow.

I’m scared

Never let fear hold you back, it is only a part of your imagination!

If I get this one thing done, then what comes after that?

We all allow the pressure to pile up as we keep thinking of the many tasks that lie ahead. As such, we lose focus completely. Focus at the task at hand only. Start small and soon, you will have done many amazing things.

I’m not like [Insert successful person]

Gather all the inspiration you want but never think about how you aren’t like a specific successful person and therefore not as capable as them. You’re going to be great in your own way.

I’m an unlucky person

You should never rely on luck alone for success. What you need is a good attitude and the will to succeed and you make those choices on your own. Luck has nothing to do with that

It won’t do me any good if I fail

It won’t do you any good if you don’t try, for failure only comes when you stop trying. Failure is your best ally when it comes to your endeavours because it is through failure that you learn the most. So don’t be afraid to fail and don’t let the idea of failure hold you back. 

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