Author Archives: Mike Reuter

The Greatest Distance for a Person to Travel in the World Is 18 Inches

At HR.com’s LEAD2018 Conference participants were inspired by a rich and dynamic program of motivational speakers. Ashanti Branch, in his discussion, The Mask You Live In, captured the audience with his words: “The greatest distance a person travels in life … Continue reading

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Lessons in Leadership – Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules

Colin Powell reminds great leaders: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work…. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence … Continue reading

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It Is Already Here

This is a simple story of life’s special moments. While having coffee, I heard two friends talking to each other. One mentioned that he had found a joyous, peaceful moment over his weekend. It had snowed and he said that … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Beauty of Your Self-Worth

Robert Brault, freelance writer, shares words with great leaders which gives them a moment to pause and reflect on how they see themselves: “Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life and that person … Continue reading

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Top 10 Lessons in Leadership from Elon Musk

Randy Ottinger, Executive Vice President at Kotter International, said of Elon Musk: “Elon Musk is an inventor and builder wrapped into one; kind of like a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs on steroids.” Assuredly, Musk is a magnificent … Continue reading

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Our Relentless Commitment to Never, Ever Give Up

Ceaselessness is a relentless passion to achieve. It embodies a mindset where obstacles are not perceived as insurmountable, but merely things to be overcome. It is a magical combination of resilience and persistence and one of the foundation pillars of … Continue reading

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On Purpose and Passion

An inspiring quote from an unknown author tells great leaders… “Purpose is the reason for your journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way.” In their book, The Power of Moments, Chip Heath and Dan Heath share the research of … Continue reading

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Asking a Better Question

Tony Robbins said: “Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, they get better answers.” W. Edwards Deming adds to this writing: “If you don’t know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” Great leaders understand the … Continue reading

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On Seeking First to Understand

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” wrote Leonardo Da Vinci.  John F. Kennedy said: “Too often, we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” Great leaders  recognize that, sometimes, opinions – theirs and … Continue reading

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On the Power of a Simple Act of Kindness

“Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around,” writes Leo Buscaglia.  It … Continue reading

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