Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On Seeing What Others Do Not

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” wrote Jonathan Swift. It is the magical ability to think with imagination and wisdom, to see what others do not see and see it before they do. Visionary thinking … Continue reading

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On the Value of Appreciation

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated,” wrote Marcel Proust. On appreciation, Margaret Cousins tells us, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all … Continue reading

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We Can’t Do It Alone

In his recent blog post, Leaders Find Accountability Partners to Help Them Cement New Habits, Larry Center speaks to the importance of accountability partners in life’s journey.They are those wonderful friends, coaches, mentors and others who provide you “with tough … Continue reading

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On Legacy

Pericles counsels great leaders: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” These words beautifully capture the great leader’s true legacy and impact – the change that … Continue reading

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On Resilience

Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” It is the great leaders’ resilience to bounce back and face life’s difficulties and challenges. It is the unstoppable you who … Continue reading

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Make It One Heck of a Summer

At the onset of summer, we recall Philip Humbert’s article, “Make It One Heck of a Summer,” and its message of “carpe diem“. I share this at the beginning of each summer as it continues to serve us well as … Continue reading

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On Togetherness

In his recent blog post, Our Power of Togetherness, Gary Burnison speaks to the power, joy and incredible need for togetherness in our life’s journey. He shares a story of his first trip internationally after three years of not meeting … Continue reading

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On Balance

“There is no such thing as work-life balance – it is all life. The balance has to be within you,” wrote Sadhguru. It is your awareness of your continuing and passionate pursuit of your purpose and meaning, your dreams and … Continue reading

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On Growth and Popcorn

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaptations, revision and change,” writes Richard Branson. Each day, we add another verse to the chapter in our life’s masterpiece. Each day we are different from the day before. Days build upon … Continue reading

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To Have Succeeded

What will success look like? It is a time-honored and critical question used to paint a visionary picture of the desired outcomes of work efforts. Its intent is to capture the “big picture” of desired, tangible and, potentially, intangible results. … Continue reading

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