Category Archives: Three Minute Leadership

When You Care, You Change the World

In his book, Leadership in my Rearview Mirror – Reflections from Vietnam, West Point and IBM, Jack Beach speaks about the importance that great leaders place on fostering a culture of caring within their organizations. He writes: “Leadership involves groups … Continue reading

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The Gifts of a “Big Picture” Mindset

Michel de Montaigne wrote: “The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.” Great leaders live every moment of their life. … Continue reading

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The Power of “What If…”

In her book, Take Your Soul to Work, Erica Brown speaks to great leaders of the power of ‘what-ifs’: “You cannot be a leader and not ask what-if questions. They often form the core of personal and organizational vision and … Continue reading

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The Value of Time

Charles Darwin wrote: “The man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” In his book, Go for the Gold, John Maxwell discusses the value of time as he brings a hard reality … Continue reading

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On Releasing Your Music Within

“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out” wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes. Pharell Williams tells great … Continue reading

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On Character

Great leaders know that character is the essence of all that they are. It is their cornerstone and statement of their life, and heard and seen in their words and actions. It is character that builds the trust and respect … Continue reading

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When You Were Born, You Cried and the World Rejoiced

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you” writes Dr. Seuss. His words underline the beautiful and joyous uniqueness of the gifts every individual brings to the world. It … Continue reading

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Make It One Heck of a Summer

With the beginning of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere, Philip Humbert’s article, “Make It One Heck of a Summer,” and its message of “carpe diem” again comes to mind.  I share this at the beginning of each summer as … Continue reading

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Seeing Things as We Are

“Our life is what our thoughts make it” wrote Marcus Aurelius. These are deeply profound words that give great leaders a moment of pause and reflection on those things that they treasure and value most. Sometimes it is the simplest … Continue reading

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On Momentum… It’s an Attitude

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed,” writes Tony Robbins. It is built over time with a ceaseless drive and passion, a self-motivation … Continue reading

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