Encourage v: to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence.
A story in Bits & Pieces is told about the Duke of Wellington, the British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. He was not an easy man to serve under. He was brilliant, demanding, and not one to shower subordinates with compliments.
Yet even Wellington realized that his methods left something to be desired. In his old age, a young lady asked him what, if anything, he would do differently if he had his life to live over again. Wellington thought for a moment, and then replied, "I'd give more praise."
While it was too late for Wellington to go back and do things differently, the approach you take in your leadership style can make an immediate impact if you implement this one small yet powerful leadership characteristic: encouragement.
Sydney Harbor Marriott
Sydney Harbor Marriott makes it easy to divide and conquer with an entire floor dedicated to 18 meeting rooms and boardrooms. They also offer a 24-hour business center. With views of the Sydney Harbor and location in downtown Sydney, this hotel allows you to work and play. Visit the Sydney Observatory or the Opera House between meetings or after dinner with 250 of your fellow associates in the Thomas Keneally Room. Or have a brew at the 162 year old Customs House Bar, a staple of true Sydney culture.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
With July and August being slower months for travel, you will find many discounted rates and specials at great hotels around the globe. Here are some examples of special offers available -- I recommend that you reserve your stay soon since these rooms won't last long at these rates! New York City:If you are planning a trip to New York City this summer, I recommend staying at the four-star Blakely New York. Take advantage of their special discounted rate of $185 for a Deluxe Queen Room (maximum of two people), which is available for a limited time only, primarily on weekends. For more information, please call the hotel directly at 1.800.735.0710 and use the special code SIM12. The hotline is available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 7:00PM EDT. These rates are NOT available online. Rooms and rates are based on availability.
Traveling to New York City can be stressful enough, never mind trying to navigate the trendy nightlife and needlessly expensive establishments. That's why we have narrowed down a selection of great hotels with bars that offer tasty drinks and wonderful atmospheres, saving you time. And, if you are staying at one of these great hotels, the action is right downstairs.
To say that Rome wasn't built in a day is a gargantuan understatement. Building an empire is essentially like building a business. Both require continuous planning, meetings, negotiations, and organization. Most importantly, they both need a sufficient place to conduct all of this. But, instead of visiting the Roman Forum, we suggest that you run your empire from some of Italy's more modern meeting spaces, like these business hotels in Rome!
The St. Regis Grand Hotel