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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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59. Focus Like a Camera

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.

—Bernard Baruch

We want to introduce a kind of leadership that we find in only one out of every 10 leaders we work with. We call it focused leadership. It’s the ability on the part of a leader to be absolutely focused. And what we mean by focused is not hard-core, intense concentration, like you’re forcing something. It’s really the opposite. It’s a much more relaxed sense of focus. Imagine focusing a camera: You’re looking through the camera and it looks fuzzy, and as you turn the focus dial or knob, you don’t have to jam it or whack it or slam it. All you have to do is move it very gently one way or another, and all of a sudden, ...

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