Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On the Importance of Culture and Its Impact – the Roots That Ensure the Harvest

Louis Gerstner, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of IBM, said: “I came to see that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game. It is the game.” Jon Gordon, in his weekly newsletter, shares his 14 Thoughts on … Continue reading

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Learnings from Sisyphus

Greek mythology’s Sisyphus was punished for his deeds by being forced to spend eternity rolling a huge boulder up a hill only to have it roll down every time as it neared the top. While not for eternity, great leaders … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Creativity

Writing on the joy of creativity, Dr. Seuss tells great leaders: “Think left and think right, and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” It is that magical power we hold … Continue reading

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On Choices… the Hinges of Destiny

Every step in life’s journey involves a choice. Every choice determines our future direction. Every choice has consequences. Denis Waitley captures this beautifully writing: “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that … Continue reading

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On Being in the Right Place

A friend recently shared a story by Steven K. Scott which reminds great leaders of the great value of culture in organizations and its impact on people. A father said to his daughter: You graduated with honors, here is a … Continue reading

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Learnings from the Longest Study on Happiness

In his Ted talk, What Makes a Good Life?, Robert Waldinger shares the results of the longest study on happiness.  It was conducted by the Harvard Study of Adult Development and started in 1938. Waldinger is the fourth director of … Continue reading

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On Letting Go to Grow

In his book, The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff writes: “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” These words are a simple reminder to great leaders that further growth and development is attained … Continue reading

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On the Great Leaders’ Hunger and Thirst

In Seth Godin’s blog post, Confusing Hunger and Thirst, great leaders find a moment of pause to reflect on their choices between life’s offerings of material success and happiness and to realize that each plays an important complementary role in … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Always Going Beyond

Neale Donald Walsch writes: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” The lives of great leaders are filled with the continuing excitement of newness: seeing the world, ideas and people through different eyes, challenging the ‘as is’ in … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Candles

We are holding a lit and unlit candle. We light the unlit candle with the lit one. What we see is that the lighted one has not lost its original glow. It has simply passed its light to the other … Continue reading

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