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Lessons from Nido Qubein, President of Highpoint University North Carolina on professionalism and change management

 

What makes us stand out as professionals?

  • Professionals are motivated by adding value,

  • Professionals see what needs to be done as opposed to what they have been asked to do. Workers ask what it is they need to do and they do it. P

  • Professionals think further out in terms of what needs to be done and are always thinking about growing, expanding etc

  • When professionals think about re-engineering a company it’s not about tinkering with the old way  - it’s about re-imagining and re-engineering the new way

  • Professionals recognise that if you are trying to solve tomorrow’s problems with today’s solutions you are doomed to fail. Change is inevitable. There is no point resisting change , what we have to do is learn to embrace the change and align ourselves with the changes

  • Better still professionals influence and make the best possible decisions with regard to the change

 

For many people change is more threatening than challenging  - This is because it forces them out of things that are comfortable and familiar but all growth takes place outside our comfort zone. Nido Qubein says that as a rule when you have done something the same way for at least two years there is probably a better way to do it.

As professionals:-

  • We need to accept that change is inevitable and start to see change as exciting rather than a threat.

  • See change as the agent of constant renewal - without change we become stagnant and die.

  • Associate pleasure with change and associate pain with standing still and being stuck in a rut.

  • Approach every day looking for little things that we can change for the better

  • Recognise that we need emotional strength to cope with change and build that resilience ln ourselves and in our staff

 

How can you show as a professional and an agent for positive change today?

The Leadership Library

What makes us stand out as Professionals

Three simple ways to improve Culture

Think your way to building a successful & happy team

Strengthening Workplace culture

Who are you?

Identify and address your time wasters
 
Structure your day and keep on track

Plan to get the most from every day

Achieving better results or just being busy?

How fantastic are you today?

Staying resilient as Leaders-how can i help?
 
Make better choices
 
Do your daily habits take you towards or away from your team?
 
THINK your way to building a successful & happy team

Empowering staff

Action is essential to success
 
Teambuilding tips
 
Building stronger teams
 
Create Systems that work & implement them
 
Achieving a growth mindset
 
Goal setting Part 2
 
The importance of Goal setting Part 1
 
Add value to your team
 
Here we go again!
 
Self-care shout out- your tips on self-care

Self-care is self-preservation
 
BANKCODE - Personality Types
 
Success Stories - Unstoppable Tracey
 
Decide commit Act
 
Just one kind word

Earning respect as a leader
 
Success Strategies - Dr Phil
 
Success Strategies -  Berny Dohrmann
 
Success Strategies - Moira Forbes
 
Success strategies - Stedman Graham

Hugh Hilton Part II

Success stories - Hugh  Hilton
 
Success is never accidental
 
After the Rain comes the Rainbow

Success is never accidental

Striving for Improvement
 
A time for Reflection
 
The Four C's of leadership
 
Returning to work - are we ready?
 
Simple ways to make your teleconferences and video calls more successful
 
Stick with it, we will make it!
 
Be a great example for your children
 
Managing emails effectively

Working from home and staying sane

Motivating  others is a key role for Team Leaders
 
Change your mindset - change your life

The power of questions in challenging times