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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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6. Do the One Thing

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

—Peter Drucker

I can’t motivate others if I am not doing the right thing. And to keep myself in a relaxed and centered state, it’s important for me to not be scattered, distracted, or spread thin. It’s important that I don’t race around thinking that I’ve got too much to do. I don’t have too much to do. The truth is, there is only one thing to do, and that is the one thing I have chosen to do right now.

If I do that one thing as if it’s all I have to think about, it will be extremely well done, and my relationship with any other person involved will be better and more relaxed and full of trust than before.

A careful study of my past week shows me that ...

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