Author Archives: Mike Reuter

The Questions

In his book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, John Maxwell shares the questions he believes good (may I suggest ‘great’) leaders should ask of themselves. Maxwell said he was inspired to develop them as the result of a conversation that he had with … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Change

“Whatever remains unexamined,  eventually becomes invisible” writes Tom Mackell in his article, Capturing Our Own Warrior Spirit to Overcome Challenges and Initiate Change.Change fills the lives of great leaders. They continuously fan the glowing embers of their insatiable childhood curiosity to challenge, question … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned…

Brian Tracy tells great leaders: “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” The great leader’s life is one of continuous learning filled with experiences that have been internalized … Continue reading

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The Truth About Leadership

In their book, The Truth About Leadership, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, write: “… as much as the context of leadership has changed, the content of leadership has not changed much at all.” After three decades of writing and research they have found ten fundamental truths … Continue reading

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We Only Get One Bite of the Apple

There is a legal doctrine called res judicata. It means that a matter that has been adjudicated by a competent court may not be pursued further by the same parties. This is referred to by most legal scholars, law professors, attorneys, … Continue reading

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As a Man Thinketh…

In his book, How Successful People Think, John Maxwell writes: “I’ve studied successful people for forty years and, though the diversity you find among them is astounding, I’ve found that they are all alike in one way: how they think. That is the … Continue reading

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On the Learning from the Critic’s Voice

John Wooden said: “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” Great leaders recognize the value of criticism. It provides them feedback on their words, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs – … Continue reading

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Destiny… a Matter of Choice

From the movie, Hellboy, comes the quote: “What makes a man a man, a friend once wondered. Is it his origins, the way he comes to life? I don’t think so. It’s the choices he makes; not how he starts things … Continue reading

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Today is a Brand-New Day and It’s Yours

The glass is not half-full, it is overflowing in every moment in the lives of great leaders. John Baldoni, in his Forbes article, Zig Ziglar: Encouraging Others to Believe in Themselves, writes: “The success of Ziglar perhaps is not so much in … Continue reading

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Peace and Love to You and Yours

It is that wonderful time of year again when the holiday spirit fills our mind and heart, and gently moves us away from the hectic pace of our lives… when we pause, reflect in the quiet of our souls and … Continue reading

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