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Låt vår sida bli din idébank! Gå på upptäcktsfärd och få inspiration bland tusentals bilder, idéer och förslag. Här har vi samlat det bästa av vad branschen kan erbjuda av spännande, romantiska, dekorativa, miljöskapande bilder och motiv. Här hittar du fina förslag och massor av motiv från ledande ateljéer och tillverkare som Art Geist, Consalnet, LWW och Wizard+Genius. Professionella tapetproducenter och bildexperter som är välkända för kvalitet och idérik bilddesign på hög konstnärlig nivå. Continue reading

4 Simple Ideas for Learning Better

As leaders we live in a learning rich environment…
…but that doesn’t necessarily mean we are learning.
It is easy to think that we’re learning as we go, but in reality we are often just gathering experiences and extracting little in the way of lessons. Learning requires intentionality, and if you don’t make it an overt objective in your journey, it probably won’t happen consistently.
To be a better, faster learner you need to do these things:
1. Slow down. If you are moving too fast, information is getting passed over or filtered out.
2. Reflect. That means contemplating not just on what happened, but what it means.
3. Record. Keeping a journal will help you capture lessons to review or reconsider in the future.
4. Share. You’ll gain additional insights and notice nuances when you share what you’ve learned with others, whether your team or someone you mentor.
So what have you learned this week?
Share it with someone who needs to know.
As leaders we live in a learning rich environment…
…but that doesn’t necessarily mean we are learning.
It is easy to think that we’re learning as we go, but in reality we are often just gathering experiences and extracting little in the way of lessons. Learning requires intentionality, and if you don’t make it an overt objective in your journey, it probably won’t happen consistently.
To be a better, faster learner you need to do these things: Continue reading

6 Characteristics From 6 Great Leaders

6 Characteristics From 6 Great Leaders
What do successful leaders have that the rest of us don’t?
Is it their general attitude when faced with adversity? Is it their ability to take risks? Or is it their utmost sense of purpose?
Here are 6 characteristics of great leaders coming from 6 of the Philippines’ emerging thought leaders and innovators:
Great leaders have vision. When Mark Ruiz looked at the sari-sari store, he saw a lot more than just the traditional mom and pop. He saw the potential of these micro-businesses to realize new revenue streams and evolve into a community of stores that serve as hubs for goods and services.
Today, Mark is the co-founder of Hapinoy, a micro financing program that reinvents and ensures the success of the humble sari-sari store.
Great leaders have courage. Fe Perez Agudo faced giants when she accepted her role as President & CEO of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.
When the opportunity came in 2001 to start up the official distributorship of Hyundai Motor Co. in the Philippines, she did not hesitate. Even though her main task was to overcome the common perception of Hyundai as a cheap, poor-quality, unreliable brand from Korea with low resale value.
Fe was out to prove that a Korean brand can enter and eventually steal market share from the Japanese motoring giants. She also bravely took on the challenge of competing as a woman winning in a male-dominated industry.
Great leaders have imagination. The year was 2001 and there were many Filipinos who still did not have internet access although most of them had mobile phones. Internet penetration was a measly 1%.
It took Dennis Mendiola, a Filipino with great imagination, to find convergence between the cellphone and internet. Dennis, along with other imaginative Filipinos, founded Chikka. Chikka enabled Filipinos to become part of an instant messaging community even without internet access.
Great leaders have significance. Noel Lorenzana is the CEO of Nutri-Asia Philippines, manufacturer of leading brands such as UFC and DatuPuti. He sees his brand as more than just a business. He believes that it is also important for business leaders to find meaning or cause in what they do. This is what he says:
“Apart from getting a chance to be part of the team that shapes the future of a true Filipino company, it is gratifying to know that what we make plays a significant role in the lives of people: whether it is building family ties, creating new friendships, bridging broken relationships, remembering home, or simply rewarding oneself after a hard and honest day’s work.”
Great leaders have compassion. While in Zamboanga City, Jay Jaboneta heard about a nearby village where young children had to swim 2 kilometers and walk another 5 kilometers to get to school.
During his flight home, Jay thought about how he could help. “I had so much admiration for these children,” he says. “I felt they deserved to be rewarded and helped for all their efforts.” Jay posted a story about the children’s plight on his Facebook page.
The response was overwhelming and he was able to start the Yellowboat Project and Philippine Funds for Little Kids to help kids of Zamboanga and Masbate to go to school and help their nearby communities. Jay is the embodiment of a leader that has heart.
Great leaders have influence. You don’t get to 34,232 followers on Facebook and counting without influence.  Francis Kong is the president of Success Option Publishing Company, director of Inspire Leadership Consultancy and a columnist, bestselling author, as well as an international speaker, trainer and consultant.
But Francis is much much more than all those words put together. Through his years of experience in business and speaking, he has touched many people’s lives and he constantly builds value in others. He is an influential leader because he is more focused on enriching others than enriching himself.
These are the 6 characteristics that set these 6 emerging leaders and innovators apart. On December 7, 2011, Inspire Leadership Consultancy will bring together this powerhouse group for the Voices of Leadership Event.
Listen to them and be inspired by their stories of triumph against adversity and their determination to make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people. To know more about this event, click here.
About the writer. Lois Yasay is a trainer by profession and a traveler by passion. She is slowly realizing her dream of making a living by doing what she loves. She blogs at wearesolesisters.com and is currently working as a Project Manager for Inspire Leadership Consultancy

bannerWhat do successful leaders have that the rest of us don’t?

Is it their general attitude when faced with adversity? Is it their ability to take risks? Or is it their utmost sense of purpose?

Here are 6 characteristics of great leaders coming from 6 of the Philippines’ emerging thought leaders and innovators:

Great leaders have vision. When Mark Ruiz looked at the sari-sari store, he saw a lot more than just the traditional mom and pop. He saw the potential of these micro-businesses to realize new revenue streams and evolve into a community of stores that serve as hubs for goods and services.

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How Do You Make Your Workers Loyal? Leadership is Action, Not Position

personnelIf you are managing people as an owner of a business, manager or supervisor, how do you make your workers loyal to you and the organization?

And since managing people involves leadership, what kind of a leader are you?
The Oft-repeated problems in management and leadership
These are the oft-repeated questions asked by business owners, managers and supervisors in many seminars and one-on-one consultation, as far as I can remember. These are age-old problems in management and leadership.
How do you get your workers’ loyalty?
Again, how do you get the loyalty of your workers? Once you have gained your workers’ loyalty, how do you hold their loyalty for long?
Winning the loyalty of your people in the workplace may not be difficult. But more difficult is making their loyalty last, and make them stay in the organization.
This is so because of competition, where some firms just “pirate” your good people to join them by offering them bigger pay, incentives, and more fringe benefits.
Leadership and Motivation are the key
Through the years I have observed that the best way to gain and hold the loyalty of your personnel is to show interest in them and care for them, by your words and actions, in everything you do.
This involves leadership. And what kind of a leader are you? Leadership is action, not position. This means you must develop leadership ability.
Leadership ability is what you’re capable of doing, that you must know how to motivate your people. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
A good manager or leader knows how to act, to do. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leadership is action
In the final analysis, it is wonderful when the people believe in their leader.  But it is more wonderful when the leader believes in the people, in their capacity to work productively, to be efficient and effective.
This way, the human resources in the organization are maximized to bring results, more output, higher profits.
oils down to managing people, in leading them, getting their loyalty and retaining their loyalty, for effective business performance.

If you are managing people as an owner of a business, manager or supervisor, how do you make your workers loyal to you and the organization?

And since managing people involves leadership, what kind of a leader are you?

The Oft-repeated problems in management and leadership

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Leading When there Aren’t Enough Indians

As Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

But what does it mean to do the right things?

By definition the term leadership means the position or function of aleader, a person who guides or directs a group. Traditionally leadership has been defined by having a specific role such as a c-level executive, a Prime Minister or President, and so on.

RonaldRiggioHowever, according to Ronald Riggio, a professor of leadership and organization psychology at the Kravis Leadership Institute, the definition of leadership is changing and the lines of responsibility are becoming blurred.

Riggio discusses how overuse of the word leadership has rendered it nearly meaningless in an Inc. article titled, “Not Enough Indians – How do you lead when everyone gets to be a ‘leader?‘”   Continue reading