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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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70. Know You’ve Got the Time

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

—St. Francis

Most managers do small things all day long. They start the day by doing all the easy things. They go through their e-mail over and over again. They ask themselves subconsciously: What are some little tasks that I can do that aren’t difficult? What are things to do that will make it look like I’m being a manager while I figure out what really needs to be done? If anybody were watching me, would they say I am just doing what a manager needs to do? I’m doing what I need to do; these things need to be done sooner or later.

But a motivational leader has the ability and the opportunity to live life differently, ...

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