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3. You lead or you follow the crowd?

Lead or follow the crowd are options. Lead has a cost, but also great rewards. While some do not believe, no leader is born. There are specific techniques and aprendidajes to strengthen leadership teams. The self-confidence helps that sense of leadership.

Joan of Arc

What they have in common Jesus of Nazareth, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Isabel the Catholic, Karl Marx, Nietzsche, Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes, Simon Bolivar, Magallanes, Marco Polo, Napoleon, Gengis Khan, Gandhi, Gorbachev, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Elizabeth I of England, Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Juan XXIII, Joan of Arc, Louis XIV the Sun King, Mandela, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Da Vinci…?

Indeed, were leaders, and many of them were also entrepreneurs. Here's the phrase of the day referred to leadership: “Progress comes from insatisfaction with status quo”.

If someone guesses the author I pay a good dinner (I know who is).

2. What are some ways you create value?

For a company there are many ways to create value. The originality of a product, a service, or a production process can help the company to generate value.

And for a person? Yesterday we began the first question in this series What makes you essential?.

To reinforce our personal brand is essential create value. Others must perceive clear value in us, something that makes us different. From a supreme analytical capabilities to an intuitive musical creativity, we must be able to TO TRANSMIT our value. Many carry it inside and never take. Must be removed.

The recently disappeared Vicente Ferrer He is known for being faithful his strong personal values: simplicity, almost superhuman ability- work and the belief that people are good by nature.

Y tú, What are some ways you create value?

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1. What makes you an indispensable person?

¿Essential Person?

This post began a series of questions that will help us strengthen our your personal brand. Some are inspired by the blog of one of the world gurus of personal branding: Dan Schawbel.

Some say that cemeteries are full of indispensable people. Yes, there may be no one essential. But here the meaning of the word is fenced to “highly valued“, an expression of difficult translation would say “person High value added“.

It is a difficult question to answer, and if the answer is “I do not know” or “nothing”, we have a reinforcing element. We need a specialization, They are perceived by others as someone expert in something. It may be a technical specialty-an auditor- a one skill movesl Someone with strong personal empathy for relations business-.

Learning is useful, but in my opinion it is even more art listening. A large advertising campaign Midland Bank of the 80 summed up the art in this way: “The more we listen, the more we learn. The more we learn, the more we can help” (copywrite Saatchi & Saatchi).

summarizing, specialization on the one hand and on the other the art of listening are things that can help make you an indispensable person.

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