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The Warrior of Peace

‘The Warrior of Peace: Building a Service Attitude’ is a guide to modern servant-leadership or team leadership that focuses on building a service attitude.

Why does our attitude have such a strong impact on performance? The answer is simple while the reality behind the answer is complex: Attitudes are like glasses; they mold our perception, they define how we see the world, how we perceive reality.

Already two thousand five hundred years ago, Sun-Tzu (544-496 BC) developed a personal philosophy based on attitude rather than on belief or ideas. The present article uses the image of a ‘Warrior of Peace’ for implementing the idea of a service attitude being based on values that are performance-driven in the same manner as a warrior in war tries to give his very best to win the battle; here the warrior is not one for fighting in a war but a warrior for his company to succeed in the market.

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The Six Jewels of the Servant-Leader

‘The Six Jewels of the Servant-Leader’ is a guide to modern servant-leadership or team leadership that comes with a handy six-steps scheme, from Step 1: Vision Building to Step Six: Create Ability.

As uncanny as it sounds, but 2600 years ago, the Daoist sage Lao-tzu has described precisely the qualities of the servant leader in the Dao De Ching with the laconic dictum that when the task is accomplished, and the leader had the right qualities in place, the people will say ‘We have done it all by ourselves.’

That selfless leading is not child play, but requires self-discipline, integrity and accountability next to years of practicing ‘serving by leading,’ everybody will know who is familiar with the requirements of leading organizations in our time of global change and constant challenges to the established ways of doing.

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Learning, Creativity & Career

‘Learning, Creativity and Career: A Roadmap’ is a guide for speed-learning and high creative output. The essay is written by one of those who developed his own speed-learning techniques as early as in high-school and who today, in his sixties, learns x-times faster than in his younger years.

For language learning, there is namely no need to learn grammar nor vocabulary, but languages can be learnt in the way a child picks up their mother tongue: by learning passively and intuitively, one step at a time, one lesson a day.

The article also reveals the secrets of creativity and spontaneity, and how learning can be made fruitful for one’s career in any sector of employment, and at any age.

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The Art of Selling Yourself

‘The Art of Selling Yourself’ is an article about the art of self-promotion and success that reviews and analyzes research conducted by Piers Dudgeon and Valerie Jennings on 55 men and women who have been outstandingly successful.

The result of the research is uncanny in so far as not only positive but also negative factors account for success in the lives of these people, and thus for example anxiety is felt as a propellant rather than retardant force.

The research also clearly indicated that going for success in life comes from validating one’s own personal style rather than imitating the style of another successful person. Generally, successful people believe that they ‘can do it’ and this is their unique advantage for this belief is one of the rare positive self-fulfilling prophesies that exist in the world of business.

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