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男人必须有的十大奢侈品

Date Friday, 19 January 2018  Posted in Category General, Leadership, Lifestyle  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »

Recently, I read an article about the 10 luxury items man must have. I found it quite true and worthwhile to share.
In brief: To be a distinctive man, it’s a must to develop the right quality and personality. These are intangible assets reflect a person’s unique attractiveness, similar meaning to inner beauty.

人们对奢侈品的需求往高了说是追求更精致的生活,往低了说就是炫耀,彰显自己的与众不同,也许有的人会觉得这话不中听,但是真正的高贵不是优于别人,而是优于过去的自己对于追求优于过去的自己的人来说,真正的奢侈品是这样的:

  1. 坚毅(Perseverance)
    人生不如意事十之八九,今天还过着悠闲的生活,明日就可能跌落谷底,你永远不知道明天和意外哪一个先来。失败和挫折并不可怕,可怕是遭遇挫折后便自暴自弃,拥有一颗坚毅的心,才能让自己在人生的修行中,走得更远。
  2. 沉稳(Steady / Calm)
    每临大事有静气,是古人对我们的告诫,不要遇到一点事情,就一副慌慌张张的样子,好像天都要塌了似的。随便彰显自己的情绪,在别人看来是一种极不成熟表现。
  3. 宽容(Tolerant)
    记得看到过一句话,很多时候,我们愤怒的根源往往是因为他们并没有按照自己的路去走。宽容是什么呢?宽容就是不要求别人做自己心中所想的那个人。
  4. 内涵(Connotation / Self-possessed)
    人这一辈子,要去许多的地方,要遇见许多的人,你会不断地去了解一个又一个地方的文化,不断地和一个接着一个的人去交谈,在这个过程,要不断地充实自己,到最后你会发现,自己原来也可以懂得这么多。
  5. 赤诚(Utterly Sincere)
    无论世事如何,无论沧海桑田,永葆一颗赤子之心。让自己不要过多的沾染尘世的灰尘,做一个纯粹的人。
  6. 责任感(Responsibility)
    清楚自身的使命,并为之努力奋斗。
  7. 有原则(Principle)
    面对诱惑,要坚持自己的底线,不随波逐流,不放弃。
  8. 有分寸(Finesse)
    能够对所有事情恰如其分的回应,不多一分,不少一分。
  9. 良知(Intuitive Knowledge)
    不去以最大的恶意揣测世人,面对是非,要有足够的良知与正义感。
  10. 诚信(Integrity)
    做不到的事情就不要说,说了就要努力去做,弄虚作假,夸夸其谈只会让人平添厌恶。

每个人都是这个世界上独一无二的个体,不要盲从世俗所谓的标准,发自内心的生活,活出自己的个性人生。

Integrity from Wisdom

Date Saturday, 4 October 2014  Posted in Category Leadership  Tags , , ,   Comment No Comments »

If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself.

In order to be a leader, a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence they supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks of forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.

Ask a bunch of experts what it takes to be a leader, and you’ll hear a lot of answers. “Vision,” one will say. “Knowledge,” another will tell you. “Communication, problem solving, people skills.” All good answers. Look at a great leader, and you will find all of those qualities. But no matter how many positive qualities a leader possesses, he cannot lead for long if he lacks character. Without character, even the most talented leader’s contribution to his followers will be far short-reaching, shallower than its potential, and easily forgotten.

INTEGRITY will take a leader farther than any other single quality:

Integrity is more than our talk
Integrity brings security
Integrity’s absence leads to ruin

If you would travel far and do much as a leader, never compromise your integrity.

What Gives a Man or Woman the Right to Lead?

Date Saturday, 4 October 2014  Posted in Category Leadership  Tags , , , ,   Comment No Comments »

It certainly isn’t gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank, or degree doesn’t qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn’t come automatically from age or experience, either.

No, it would be accurate to say that no one can be given the right to lead. The right to lead can only be EARNED. And that takes time.

The Kind of Leader Others Want to Follow

The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other people follow, but on making ourselves the kind of people they want to follow. We must become someone others can trust to take them where they want to go.

As we prepare ourselves to become better leaders, use the following guidelines to help grow:

1. Let Go of Our Ego

The truly great leaders are not in leadership for personal gain. They lead in order to serve other people. Perhaps that is why Lawrence D. Bell remarked, “Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.

2. Become a Good Follower First

Rare is the effective leader who didn’t learn to become a good follower first. That’s why a leadership institution such as United States Military Academy teaches its officers to become effective followers first – and why West Point has produced more leaders than the Harvard Business School.

3. Build Positive Relationship

Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. That mean it is by nature relational. Today’s generation of leaders seem particularly aware of this because title and position mean so little to them. They know intuitively that people go along with people they get along with.

4. Work with Excellence

No one respects and follows mediocrity. Leaders who earn the right to lead give their all to what they do. They bring into play not only their skills and talents, but also great passion and hard work. They perform on the highest level of which they are capable.

5. Rely on Discipline, Not Emotion

Leadership is often easy during the good times. It’s when everything seems to be against us when we’re out of energy, and we don’t want to lead – that we earn our place as leader. During every season of life, leaders face crucial moments when they must choose between gearing up or giving up. To make it through those times, rely on the rock of discipline, not the shifting sand of emotion.

6. Make Adding Value Our Goal

When we look at the leaders whose names are revered long after they have finished leading, we find that they were men and women who helped people to live better lives and reach their potential. That is the highest calling of leadership – and its highest value.

7. Give Our Power Away

One of the ironies of leadership is that we become better leaders by sharing whatever power we have, not by saving it all for ourselves. We’re meant to be a river, not a reservoir. If we use our power to empower others, our leadership will extend far beyond our grasp.

In summary, because of the courage leaders found and the character they displayed, other people recognized their admirable qualities and felt compelled to follow them. That’s why they earned the right to lead.