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15 Of The Worlds Greatest Business Minds Have Something To Share With You

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These 15 Incredible Business Men of our time have broken through the boundaries and have left an imprint in the business and corporate world. Who else bettter than the geniuses themselves to quote great advice from.

Read on for some unforgettable advice from the worlds greatest business minds of our time.

 

The Modern Day Gurus:

Richard Branson
Company: Virgin Group
“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

 

William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Company: Microsoft
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
 

 

Donald Trump
“You’re fired!”
“Now, if your boss is a sadist, then you have a big problem. In that case, fire your boss and get a new job.”

 

Steve Jobs
Company: Apple Inc. and The Walt Disney Company
“We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make ‘me too’ products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.”

 

Ingvar Kamprad
Company: IKEA
“If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.”

 

Michael Dell

Company: DELL Computers“Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.”
 
 
Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

 

Representing the New Zealand Gurus:

Stephen Tindall
Company: The Warehouse
“In my view it’s not the leader that is the most important part of the business. It’s the team. We’ve always had a strong team culture here.”
 

Sam Morgan
Company: TradeMe
“One of the things we have done well is to hire really good people. If you were in charge of a company of that size and taking all the stress, then you would be doing something really wrong.”

 

Mike Pero
Company: Mike Pero Mortgages
“Success is not a science, you don’t have to be a Rhodes Scholar – it’s based upon commitment and desires!”

 

Representing the Historical Gurus


Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
Company: Ford Motor Company
“There is no man that cannot do more than he thinks he can.”

 

John D Rockefeller (1839 – 1937)
Company: Standard Oil
“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”
 

Meyer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812)
Company: Rothschild Family
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

 

Walt Disney (1901 – 1966)
Company: The Walt Disney Company
“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.”

 

Ray Kroc (1902 – 1984)
Company: McDonalds
“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”

 

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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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