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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

    Index

    Entries in enthusiasm (4)

    12:00AM

    Success by Subtraction

    Quite often we can become happy, as well as successful by subtracting. One trait to eliminate is aggressiveness. Employees build walls when a boss comes like a lumbering army tank. True conversations are squashed like a peach under its tracks.

    Let’s subtract unattainable goals. When leaders fail to reach a desired goal, frustration jumps a saddle the attitude. A close cousin named resentment follows frustration. This feeling is plainly seen and felt. A progressive manager builds peace. Our interior feelings are felt by others before we express them.

    People don’t follow a leader who carries around a hopeless attitude. Insert, instead, an enthusiastic spirit.

    Insecurity infiltrates personalities like water enters a sponge. Once accepted as a way of thinking insecurity stays.

    Anger interrupts and garbles communication. The angry person says one thing while employees experience another.

    Fear of making a decision halts process. Procrastination is a great time saver but projects a stiff arm to progress.

    Like mold on bread, uncertainty can invade the staff or employees. This works under the surface but infects the atmosphere.

    Another attitude to dismiss is emptiness. Fill an empty mind with a list of priorities of things to be done. An empty feeling can be chased away by one creative thought.

    We attempt to justify our failure. While we justifying our failures, we are not moving forward.

    Success will come when we subtract all the above.