Archived entries for Welcome to Monday Morning

Welcome to Monday Morning: Reaching Beyond

If you reach for the moon and you happen to miss, you still land amongst the stars.

Author unknown

Thought for the week

Remember that people are more motivated when the goals set are challenging and attractive.

Challenge for the week

What exciting and motivating goals can you set either for yourself or for somebody else this week?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Magical Time Of Year

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!

Charles Dickens

Thought for the week

Christmas holds different meanings for different people. For some it holds great religious significance, and for others it merely means a few days off from work! However you want to spend this Christmas, remember that it can be a magical time, reminding us how to have fun. The festive season offers us an opportunity to connect and share with others and to take a little time out to renew ourselves during the long, dark winter days.

Challenge for the week

How best can you renew yourself this Christmas time? Who do you want to catch up with? How can you have fun?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Building a Reputation

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do

Henry Ford

Thought for the week

If you want to build a reputation you will need to start to be somebody in your chosen career area.

Challenge for the week

How can you contribute to your field? There are many ways of doing this. Some people write articles or books or give talks. Others, set-up groups, carryout research, workshops or become mentors. In what way could you be somebody in your field of expertise?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Empowerment

After the crew is told they are now empowered, Dr. Crusher begins doing medical experiments on unsuspecting enlisted personnel while Worf slaughters everyone he considers weak

Star Trek

Thought for the week

The idea of empowerment is not new. Lao Tse in 6th Century China said that a characteristic of great leaders was that when a task was done the people will say `we did it ourselves.

Challenge for the week

During the week, in what way can you allow others to take more responsibility for themselves?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Vision

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.

Walt Disney

Thought for the week

All the truly great inspirational people in the world had a dream. Perhaps they are recognised for their greatness because, not only did they have really big dreams but, they were also able to make those dreams happen. From a psychological point of view, we know that the bigger the goal the more compelling and exciting it will seem.

Challenge for the week

Do you have a really big dream? How could you make it even more compelling?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Moving in Circles

Never confuse motion with action

Ernest Hemingway

Thought for the week

Sometimes, without realising, we find ourselves repeating patterns, tasks and behaviours to gain results that don't work for us.

Challenge for the week

Awareness of this fact only seems to come when we keep achieving the same results! In what small way could you do a familiar task differently to gain a different result?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Learning

If you think education is expensive try ignorance

Derek Bok, President Harvard University

Thought for the week

The good thing about learning is that it often brings understanding. The good thing about understanding is that it often dispels fear! Some people fear networking with strangers; but once they have learnt a few skills and practiced them, those strangers become prospects.

Challenge for the week

Is there an area of your life that you fear? What could you learn that would help dispel the fear?

Welcome to Monday Morning: Your enemies

Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults

Benjamin Franklin

Thought for the week

The Native American people believe that your enemies are your best teachers. The people in our lives often act as mirrors. Quite often people become our enemies because they strike some chord in us. They press our buttons or they make us feel uncomfortable. These are signs that we need to look at ourselves. Only when we feel comfortable with our enemies do we know there is nothing more to learn from them.

Challenge for the week

Take a moment to think about the people in your life who you consider difficult. What have you got to learn from them?

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