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<ul><li>1. ABC 2 TOJOB READINESS</li></ul> <p>2. </p> <ul><li> A = ATTITUDE </li></ul> <ul><li> B =BEHAVIOUR </li></ul> <ul><li> C= CHARACTER GROWTH </li></ul> <ul><li> C= CULTIVATION OF LIFESKILLS </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Self-evaluation and Goal Setting </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Problem Resolving </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Self Discipline </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Career Management </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Value-added Employee Contribution </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> ABC 2 TOJOB READINESS 3. A=ATTITUDE </p> <ul><li>Beingpositiveorassertiveis expressing ones needs, desires and feelings in a manner that is honest, open, appropriate and direct. POSITIVE ATTITUDE </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudecan make all the difference to a successful and fulfilling career and life! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudebreeds self-esteem and confidence! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudedetermines our approach to our careers and life! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudeallows anyone to steer a ship but it takes a Visionary to chart the course! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudedetermines our relationship with the key to understanding people! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudeis often the difference between success and failure! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudedrives activity which does not always equal accomplishment! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudetowards a task can affect a successful outcome!</li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudecan turn problems into Blessings! </li></ul> <ul><li>Attitudecan reward us with a Pronounced Positive Perspective! </li></ul> <ul><li>People who compromise their values compromise their goals ! </li></ul> <p>4. </p> <ul><li>People naturally follow others stronger than themselves! </li></ul> <ul><li>People see what people do! </li></ul> <ul><li>The measure of a person is what they do with their power! </li></ul> <ul><li>Stay focused with your mission and stay flexible with your methods! </li></ul> <ul><li>Remember you will Bruise before you Cruise! </li></ul> <ul><li>Never prioritise your schedule rather schedule your priorities! </li></ul> <ul><li>Ignore previous trophies, just focus on future goals! </li></ul> <ul><li>Plan Ahead and Stay Positive: P= Predetermine course of actionA= Allow time for acceptance L= Lay out goals. H= Head into action A= Adjust priorities. E= Expect problemsN= Notify people in your lifeA= Always re-visit successes D= Review progress daily </li></ul> <p> A=ATTITUDE 5. </p> <ul><li>Self-motivation minus Organization = Frustration! </li></ul> <ul><li>Play to your Strengths (70%), Areas of improvement (25%), and only 5% to Areas of weaknesses!</li></ul> <ul><li>Positive people See it, Say it and Show it before they Seize it! </li></ul> <ul><li>Remain positive as this allows us to do what is right even if difficult! </li></ul> <ul><li>Positive people exhibit: Passion plus clear Vision = Focused Action! </li></ul> <ul><li>Positive people exhibit Confidence, Conviction, Connection and Compassion! </li></ul> <ul><li>Positive people see the glass as being half Full, not half Empty! </li></ul> <ul><li>What the mind of man can Conceive and Believe it can Achieve! </li></ul> <ul><li>We are as Powerful as our Thoughts allow us to be! </li></ul> <p> A=ATTITUDE 6. </p> <ul><li>HUMBLE ATTITUDE Begins with Knowledge, moves to Understanding but results in Application </li></ul> <ul><li>When we remain humble we can always learn to progress and develop. </li></ul> <ul><li>Cure any reluctance to learn stop Training and your DevelopmentReverses. </li></ul> <ul><li> Trade in your pride and just admit you do not know everything! </li></ul> <ul><li>Remain open and teachable as this stimulates us to grow and achievemore. </li></ul> <ul><li>Character begins at Home then goes Public.</li></ul> <ul><li>Outward Public reform begins with Inward personal renewal! </li></ul> <ul><li>Control your tongue, listen and you will control your life! </li></ul> <ul><li>Do not go until you know Listening always precedes Speaking!</li></ul> <ul><li>To connect with hearts use your ears. </li></ul> <ul><li>Firstly learn it, then live it and finally, loan it! </li></ul> <p> A=ATTITUDE 7. </p> <ul><li>HUMBLE ATTITUDE </li></ul> <ul><li>Successful people remain teachable But choose their counsellorswisely! </li></ul> <ul><li> Travel on the inside first! </li></ul> <ul><li>Success only comes after being a good follower! </li></ul> <ul><li>Only with humility can we serve others No task is too small and we never stop learning! </li></ul> <ul><li> You can be robbed of your possessions, but never of your Knowledge! </li></ul> <ul><li> A hunger for knowledge is a pre-requisite for success! </li></ul> <ul><li>To admit that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge! </li></ul> <p> A=ATTITUDE 8. </p> <ul><li>PASSIONATE ATTITUDE </li></ul> <ul><li>Develop a sense of Destiny, Family Responsibility and Determination to pay the price to get the job done! </li></ul> <ul><li>Touch a Heart before asking for a Hand! </li></ul> <ul><li>Passion accelerates our achievements and as it increases willpower,changes us and makes the impossible happen! </li></ul> <ul><li>The process of passion :</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Perceive a need! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Possess a gift! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Parade your passion! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Pursue your passion! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Persuade others with emotion! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>When your Passion helps you Connect with Individuals you Gain</li></ul> <ul><li>the attention of the Crowd! </li></ul> <ul><li>Passionate people share their Hearts, Wisdom and Resources. </li></ul> <p> A=ATTITUDE 9. B=BEHAVIOUR ASSERTIVE/OBJECTIVE BEHAVIOUR </p> <ul><li> Assertive Behaviour Respects the Rights and Values of OthersWithout Sacrificing ones own Rights in Return </li></ul> <ul><li>A bright and promising future motivates us faster than a fond andmemorable past! </li></ul> <ul><li>Testing times always precede promotion and promotion demandssacrifice! Sacrifice = we give up to get it right! </li></ul> <ul><li>Thetruth of our Commitment is Action! </li></ul> <ul><li>Most people need a catalyst before they do anything risky! </li></ul> <ul><li>Self-motivation comes before Mobilisation!</li></ul> <ul><li>The greater the Preparation, the easier the Motivation and achievement of your goal! </li></ul> <ul><li>Commitment separates the doers from the dreamers! </li></ul> <p>10. </p> <ul><li>People whothink biginclude others in the mix! </li></ul> <ul><li>Visionis essential You cant Seize what you cant See! </li></ul> <ul><li>People only do what youInspectnot what youExpect ! </li></ul> <ul><li>People prefer to See than just to Hear Actionsspeak louder than words! </li></ul> <ul><li>Objectivepeople are not satisfied with todays results and keep onimproving ! </li></ul> <ul><li>Achievers do not allowcompromiseto dilute their cause! </li></ul> <ul><li>Perseveranceis essential to finish well! </li></ul> <ul><li>An early fall-out often occurs before the real battle begins!</li></ul> <ul><li>Achieversknow it is easier to drift when there is economic stability! </li></ul> <ul><li>Ignore short cuts everything valuable has a price! </li></ul> <ul><li>The law of legacy:Success without a successor means failure ! </li></ul> <ul><li>Partnershipsallow us to achieve much more! </li></ul> <ul><li>Ambitiouspeople evaluate quickly,realisepossible solutions to achieve buy-in and thenimplementchange! </li></ul> <ul><li>The measure of ourCommitmentisAction ! </li></ul> <ul><li>Freedomlies in being Bold! </li></ul> <ul><li>Assertivepeople areCommittednot just Involved. Remember eggs and bacon</li></ul> <ul><li>(The chicken was just involved but the pig was definitely committed). </li></ul> <p>B=BEHAVIOUR ASSERTIVE/OBJECTIVE BEHAVIOUR 11. </p> <ul><li>CHARACTER : (Develops daily, not just in a day) </li></ul> <ul><li> How we deal successfully with life circumstances as we grow and develop </li></ul> <ul><li>The Pillars of a Good Character : </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Handles adversity head-on withCourage ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Contributes much more than talk through effectiveCommunication ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Talent is a gift remember! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Evolves as aChoice !</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Enjoys lasting success with people viaInfluence ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Lastingcommitmentto Friends Healthy and Proven Beliefs! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Followsmoralandethicallifestyle compliant with Truth and Regulations! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>EarnsCreditability ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>HarboursRespect ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Earnstrustthrough sharing risks! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>CreatesConsistencyandProvisionfor others! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Depth of character determines level ofAmbitionandSuccess ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Recognisedas a Solid Citizen andProvider</li></ul></li></ul> <p> C=CHARACTER 12. </p> <ul><li>COURAGE Courage and Cowardice are both contagious! </li></ul> <ul><li>WithoutCourageit does not matter how good your intentions are! </li></ul> <ul><li>OnlyCouragewill allow you to do what you are afraid of doing. </li></ul> <ul><li>Couragemakes people uphold justice not distort it. </li></ul> <ul><li>WithoutCouragewe are slaves to our own Insecurity and possessiveness.</li></ul> <ul><li>Courageelicits commitment. </li></ul> <ul><li>People lackingCouragewill always struggle to find friends with commitment. </li></ul> <ul><li>People lackingCouragewill never let go of the familiar. </li></ul> <ul><li>A lack ofCouragewill eventually sabotage your progress. </li></ul> <ul><li>Courageis required when there is something:- * To prevent *To perceive * To rescue*To portray </li></ul> <ul><li>Remember one person withCouragemakes aMajority! </li></ul> <ul><li>Couragestrengthens us to do what is right even when it is difficult. </li></ul> <ul><li>Courageenables us to survive a tough today knowing there is a terrifictomorrowcoming! </li></ul> <ul><li>Keep your fears to yourself but share yourCouragewith others ! </li></ul> <p> C=CHARACTER 13. </p> <ul><li> Communication is the Sending of a Message which is Received andUnderstood and which then leads to Action and Change </li></ul> <ul><li>To connect with hearts use your ears! Effective communicators areEffective Listeners! </li></ul> <ul><li>Only effective communication may seem silent, subtle or even absentbut still ensures completion of the task. </li></ul> <ul><li>Basic Communication Problems arise with: - </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Insufficient understanding of the recipients language ability! </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Differences in Educational levels cause misinterpretation oftheMessage </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Distraction or noise within our environment. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Selective hearing only what we want to hear rather than what is actually being said. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Our own self-esteem influences usto interpret theMessageas either positive or negative. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p>EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 14. </p> <ul><li>How to make our Communication more Effective:- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>KISS = Keep it simple with straightforward language! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Keep looking for feedback and ask yourselfis the Message still clear ! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Body Language and dress code of the other person! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Allow other person to speak before we respond! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Never judge another until you have walked in their shoes! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>See the situation from their point of view! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Demonstrate willingness to understand that you appreciate that the other persons opinion may be different from your own! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Dont just hear, listen intently as this results in the Message being properly understood, correctly interpreted and appropriately acted upon! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Interpret images and tone of voice of other person as these create perceptions in the minds of other people! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Demonstrate empathy which is the ability to understand how another person feels! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Look for opportunity to encourage rather than criticise others! </li></ul></li></ul> <p>EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 15. </p> <ul><li> There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way </li></ul> <ul><li>Choicesupplies us with principles which:- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>DirectourDecisions </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>BuildandmaintainourCharacter </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Correctour Lifestyles </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Givesus the guidelines to guard and gauge the real Progress of</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>our lives </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Successis a matter ofChoice . </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Successmeans the reaching of pre-set Goals. So start the journey! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Soundplanningcounts the cost and then determines the Direction! </li></ul></li></ul> <p>CHOICE 16. </p> <ul><li>EffectiveInfluenceis coupled withCompetence ,Character,andCommunication! </li></ul> <ul><li>Only when we develop and shareRespectwith others can we wintheir fierce loyalty! </li></ul> <ul><li>BeneficialInfluenceflows when people are not manipulated forpersonal gain, but are motivated for mutual advantage! </li></ul> <ul><li>Influentialpeople provide Handles for others to grab hold of theirPlan/vision! </li></ul> <ul><li>DeterminestheDirection! </li></ul> <p>INFLUENCE 17. </p> <ul><li> To get ahead, put others first as the people around us will makeor break us </li></ul> <ul><li> When you connect with an Individual you gain the Attention ofthe Crowd </li></ul> <ul><li>ARelationshipthat is not based on open, honest, appropriate,and direct communication lacks trust and commitment! </li></ul> <ul><li>Relationshipsare about sharing: </li></ul> <ul><li>* Hard things * Easy things </li></ul> <ul><li>* Urgent things * Fun things </li></ul> <ul><li>People will like and co-operate with us to the extent they find uslikeableand trustworthy! </li></ul> <p>RELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIVITY 18. </p> <ul><li>Objects of Sound Interpersonal Skills:- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>What type of person are we? </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>What kind of person do we interact with? </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Can we predict the likely behaviour of others and adapt? </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Can we develop the flexibility to deal with others more effectively </li></ul></li></ul> <p>RELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIVITY </p> <ul><li>Pre-requisites to Building Sound Relationships :- </li></ul> <ul><li>Take Initiative</li></ul> <ul><li>Quick wit </li></ul> <ul><li>Emotional security </li></ul> <ul><li>Eternal Perspective</li></ul> <ul><li>Genuine Humility </li></ul> <ul><li>Kind Infirmity </li></ul> <ul><li>Personal responsibility </li></ul> <ul><li>Timeous </li></ul> <ul><li>Honesty </li></ul> <ul><li>Acknowledgement </li></ul> <ul><li>Selfless Attitude</li></ul> <ul><li>Understanding Problems </li></ul> <ul><li>Generous Spirit</li></ul> <ul><li>Coping with Difficult people </li></ul> <ul><li>Forthright Approach </li></ul> <ul><li>Demand Accountability </li></ul> <ul><li>Patience and Perseverance</li></ul> <p>19. </p> <ul><li>By finding the good within people we will be rewarded by thembehaving more positively toward us! </li></ul> <ul><li> Behaviour breeds Behaviour Have you checked that youyourself are not aggressive, hostile, unfriendly, unkind andrude! </li></ul> <ul><li>An understanding of People is much more important to Successthan an understanding of things! </li></ul> <ul><li>Sound Interpersonal skills begin with the Ability to Read peopleand change our behaviour in such a way as to get the most outof others! </li></ul> <p>RELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIVITY 20. </p> <ul><li> Trust does not arrive overnight </li></ul> <ul><li>Trust involves taking arisk :- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>R= Responsibilityand sense to step out </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>I=Initiativeto act when no one goes before </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>S=Sacrificesmust be made to make things work/happen </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>K=Knowledgeis possessing enough information to accept and</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>trust a decision. </li></ul> <ul><li>Integrity occurs when Words and Actions match! </li></ul> <p>TRUST 21. </p> <ul><li> Never bought, must be earned Foundation must beIntegrity, Trust andJustice </li></ul> <ul><li>Credibilityarrives when somebody else lends you some of theirs </li></ul> <ul><li>Can only beearnedfrom the life you live and the example you lead. </li></ul> <ul><li>Credibilityis associated with people who get the job done. </li></ul> <ul><li>Can be a fore-runner toTotal Trust . </li></ul> <ul><li>Normally gained from beingCalm ,Confident ,Competent ,Clearandwith noCompromise! </li></ul> <ul><li>Person plus Hypocrisy = Person minus Credibility! </li></ul> <ul><li>Honesty is not what people see on theOutside , it begins on theInside! </li></ul> <p>CREDIBILITY 22. </p> <ul><li> People naturally follow people stronger than themselves! </li></ul> <ul><li>Respectis onlyearnedover a period of time: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>R= Respect yourself 1st plus those you work with! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>E= Exceed the expectations of others! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>S= Stand firm on your convictions! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>P= Possess Seasoned Peace and Maturity! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>E= Experience of Past Personal success and achievement! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>C= Contribute to the success of others! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>T= Think and anticipate ahead of the needs of others.! </li></ul></li></ul> <p>RESPECT 23. </p> <ul><li>Respectful Behaviourinvolves:- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>BuildingTrust </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>TakingInitiatives </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Acquiring SoundJudgement </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Speaking withAuthorityandCredibility </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>BeingOptimisticandConfident </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>GivingEncouragement </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>BeingHonest </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>NotCompromisingonAbsolutes </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>RemainingFocused </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Leading byExample </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>UltimatelySucceeding </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li> Respect encourages Understanding and Empathy without which it is not possible to Communicate Adequately. </li></ul> <p>RESPECT 24. </p> <ul><li> To empower others withSecurity ,IdentityandEmpathytogether with a Strong Sense ofPurposeandPerspective </li></ul> <ul><li>Essentials :- </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>P= PurposefulTo add value to others </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>R= Relational With warmth to sustain relationships </li><


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