Category Archives: Three Minute Leadership

Extreme Ownership

In their book, Extreme Ownership, former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, write about the power of extreme ownership as a critical element in highly successful leadership. “This concept,” they write, “is the number-one characteristic of any high-performance winning … Continue reading

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Beyond a Life of Success… A Life of Significance

“It’s not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute…that gives meaning to our lives” writes Tony Robbins. John Maxwell adds greater depth to those words saying: “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is what … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Butterfly

In his story, The Lesson of the Butterfly, Paulo Coelho reminds great leaders of the importance and value of struggle in their growth and development. A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed … Continue reading

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On Letting Go to Become What I Might Be

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” wrote Lao Tzu. It is in these beautiful and joyous moments of letting go that great leaders find the joy and excitement of renewal – the … Continue reading

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The Most Important Words a Leader Can Speak

Fictional character, Albus Dumbledore, in the film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, reminds great leaders of the power of words: “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” They are thoughts that have come alive.  Wisely chosen and humbly … Continue reading

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The Impossible Question – When Was the Moment You Became a Great Leader?

In Simon Sinek’s video, Inspirational Speech About Love, Sinek shares the critical importance of consistency in the development of extraordinary leaders and their impact on those whom they serve. He begins his discussion with a question to his guest: “Do … Continue reading

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Rut or Groove – When All Is Going Well, Are You in a Rut or a Groove?

The paths of great leaders are etched with the marks of the ruts and grooves that arise on their life’s journey.  The ruts and grooves appear similar at times, but the journey that accompanies them is vastly different. Herein lies … Continue reading

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There Can Be Miracles… When You Believe

“There can be miracles when you believe” – these beautiful and inspiring words sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in their mix “When You Believe.” It happens in a belief, one that is multi-faceted in its composition: a belief … Continue reading

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Standing on Your Mountain

In her recent visit to Seton Hall University to speak at the University’s Executive Suite Lecture Series, Liz Claman, anchor of the Fox Business Network show Countdown to the Closing Bell, began her talk saying: “Success is standing on a … Continue reading

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The End of the Telescope Through Which We Look

In his book, Be All You Can Be, John Maxwell shares a great leadership learning through a story about a boy and his telescope. “One day little Bobby’s father came into the front room and saw the boy looking out … Continue reading

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