October 2007

Todd's Results Chart and BlackBerry - 2007
Learn the purpose behind the chart and the Blackberry.


Attitude 101

by John C. Maxwell

Key takeaway tip – I find business development to be very hard – probably because I get more "no's" than I would like (I would like zero...). How do you go about framing a "no" as a success? It depends on your attitude. This book discusses the impact of attitude on you individually and on the team you lead. Unlike typical books on attitude, there is very little "rah-rah" fluff here – instead, the author presents concise and thought-provoking topics such as:

  • "No-Limit People" – People who "are determined to walk to the very edge of their potential and the potential of their goals before accepting defeat." (page 23)
  • "Self-Image" – "It is impossible to perform consistently in a manner inconsistent with the way we see ourselves." (page 35)
  • "Encouraging and Leading Others" – "Value people. Praise effort. Reward performance." (page 76)
  • "Growing to Your Potential" – "The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have been and what we have become." (page 90)

What distinguishes this book from others is how it links "attitude" and "success" – and how it encourages clarity on what "success" means to each of us.