Category Archives: Three Minute Leadership

On Finding Your “Why”

In a quote attributed to Mark Twain, we read the words: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” John Maxwell in his book, The Power of … Continue reading

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Listen, or Your Tongue Will Keep You Deaf

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” the Dalai Lama tells great leaders. It is that simple message great leaders know and embrace deeply – they don’t … Continue reading

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The Five Questions of Life

Thomas Berger wrote: “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” Great leaders understand the value of questions and the learning they bring to themselves and those whom they serve. The questions generate curiosity, inspire … Continue reading

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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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