Monday Momentum Issue 19

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It comes out weekly, so If you set aside some time on Monday or first thing each day, you will be able to work through the content.

Not all the content may apply to your individual situation, although I strongly believe you can identify each week a few takeaways to use personally and/or professionally.

Happy Monday! One thing I personally enjoy about this weekly email is the feedback. That is what I value the most, knowing that you or those that you are sharing this with are able to take and apply the information most relevant to your situation. The key is remaining committed to be a lifelong learner!

Go make this week count!

I — Quote of the Week

· “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” — Calvin Coolidge

II — Articles That Captured My Attention

· Ineffective Communications Wastes Millions a Year

· Servant Leaders Think About Others

· It’s Not My Problem

III — Key Book Learning

· A reader lent me a book called Pulling Together — 10 Rules for High-Performance Teams. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. Here are a few highlighted quotes and the 10 rules:

o “If you value teamwork, you have to commit to the principles that grow it!

1. Put the team first

2. Communicate openly and candidly

3. Be part of the solution, not the problem

4. Respect diversity

5. Ask and encourage the right questions

6. Use a rational problem-solving process

7. Build trust with integrity and example

8. Commit to excellence

9. Promote interdependent thinking

10. Pull the weeds

o “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.”

o “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves!”

IV — Highlighted TED Video

· How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

o This is Ted Talk by Julian Treasure is 10 minutes long.

V — Personal / Professional Challenge

· How are you staying committed to your personal and professional growth? Do you have committed time each day to study and learn new things?