Author Archives: Mike Reuter

A Leaders One Word of Advice… and a Request for Your Advice

In his recent blog post, My One Word of Advice – V3.1, Dan Rockwell shares the responses he received from leaders to the question: “What advice would you give if you could only give one word of advice?” Their responses … Continue reading

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Because of You…

In his blog post, The Daily Dose, Devin Hughes reminds great leaders to reflect on the impact their words, actions, gestures, attitudes and behaviors on those whom they touch and serve in the course of their magnificent journey. You might … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bridge

A friend, a university professor, recently shared a story with me about how a mis-spoken sentence turned into a great learning and insight. Toward the end of his class, he was reviewing the course syllabus about what was ahead in … Continue reading

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The Last to Speak

“You will be told your whole life that you need to learn to listen. I would say that you need to learn to be the last to speak.” This is Simon Sinek’s advice to great leaders in his video, How … Continue reading

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On the Joy and Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman writes: “IQ and technical skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of Leadership.” Leadership starts from within. It is a bedrock skill. All ideas, results, visions, strategies and goals, big and small, are operationalized … Continue reading

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A Life Built on Challenge

It is inevitable that the lives of great leaders are filled with great challenges. Albert Camus speaks to great leaders of those moments: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” These … Continue reading

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The Power of Consistency and Desire

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Words said by Estée Lauder that resonate in the minds and hearts of great leaders. It is not living a life on the sidelines, nor settling for mediocrity. It is about … Continue reading

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One Moment in Time

In her song, One Moment of Time, Whitney Houston’s words capture key characteristics of great leaders, the drive to achieve their greatest potential, the desire to realize the best version of themselves, their pursuit to fulfill their life’s purpose and … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Joy of Trust

In his book, Leaders, Warren Bennis wrote: “An organization’s only unforgivable sin is the betrayal of trust. Trust is the emotional glue that bonds followers and leaders together. Whether it is a professional or personal matter, there is something that … Continue reading

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John Wooden’s Reflections on Leadership

John Wooden, legendary basketball coach, is well known and remembered for his short inspirational messages. Despite their brevity, his words were rich and deep in their wisdom.  They enter the eye or ear and then set fire to the mind, … Continue reading

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