Friday, September 30, 2016

You Can Make A Difference...Gladys De La Mora

"Making a difference is always possible, especially with persistence and dedication."

--Gladys De La Mora


Monday, September 26, 2016

Living Your Own Best Selling Story...Ruby Garcia

"We can choose to be a character in a story written out by someone else or we can choose to be the author of our own story."

--Ruby Garcia

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#LeadershipTuesdays: Are You A Go-Getter?...Mary Barra

"'I'm reminded of a plant manager who asked his lead engineer to explain her hiring process. She said, 'Well, we fill a bathtub with water and we offer the applicant a teaspoon, a teacup, or a bucket. Then we ask him or her to empty the tub.' 'I get it,' the manager said. 'A go-getter would use the bucket because it's faster.' 'No,' the engineer said, 'a go-getter will pull the drain plug.'" 
--Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors
(Kettering University commencement address, 2013)




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTYprovides Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage and strengthen women leaders. Today we are featuring a quote that will make you laugh out loud and think, "what would I have done?".

A person who is interested in bettering themselves and their employees is always seeking opportunities to develop their staff. 
Mary Barra's quote provides us with a comical view of a leadership test. More so, it causes us to examine our own ability to think critically and solve problems. So often we get caught up in using a "bucket" approach to solve a problem because that's the tool we have been given. But sometimes you have to allow yourself to think outside of the box and envisioned a solution that does not utilize your current tools, but it actually solves the problem in a more efficient way.

Good leaders want their employees to think critically because in the end, the employee is engaged in the organization through their contribution, the organization reaps the benefit of the contribution and the leader is recognized over time for his influence and ability to make great hiring decisions.

Read the quote again and let it inspire you  to think how you can develop a similar test that encourages go-getters in the organization. And by the way, how would  solve the problem of the bucket, the spoon and the tub full of water?
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Us vs. Them

If you do the same things that they do, you are just like them. The end does not justify the means. You are just like them.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Live Your Truth...Steve Maraboli

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.

--Steve Maraboli, "Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience"