Author Archives: Mike Reuter

Seeing and Believing

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin writes, “They say that seeing is believing. But it might be more true that believing leads to seeing. It’s often easier to discover the truth if we believe it’s there in the first … Continue reading

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On the Value of Credibility

James Kouzes and Barry Posner write, “Credibility is the foundation of leadership.”  Credibility’s reality is found far beyond the words of its definition. It is evidenced in the great leaders’ actions, attitude, words and behavior. These are the actualization of … Continue reading

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Leadership Is an Activity, Not a Position

The great leaders can emerge from any part of any organization, whether they have a position of authority or not.  As Dan Ebener and Borna Jalsenjak write in their new book, Leadership for the Greater Good, “Using the word ‘leader’ … 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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On Grit’s Winning Power

Grit is one of the key ingredients of a life of success, a magical elixir that gives life and drive to the great leaders’ perseverance and commitment to their life’s purpose and meaning. Assuredly, they have skills, talents and knowledge … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Life’s Obstacles and Challenges

In his Daily Discipline blog, Brian Kight reminds great leaders of the great value of obstacles and challenges for growth and learning . He writes: “Obstacles are not to be resented. Challenges are not to be feared. They are opportunities … Continue reading

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On Becoming a No-Limit Person

In his book, No Limits, John Maxwell shares his insights about becoming a no-limit person, one who continually and relentlessly pushes their limits to find their greatest potential. The three keys in his pursuit are  awareness, giftedness and choices. He … Continue reading

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Your Greatest Investment

Time’s fragility and preciousness is well-known to those who value, love and treasure life. Its reminders surround us – on clocks, phones and the calendar’s weeks, months and years. The reminders are also observed in our own lives and the … Continue reading

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On the Power of Affirmation

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” In their daily lives, one of the beautiful gifts that great leaders give to those they touch and … Continue reading

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Never, Ever Give Up

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will,” writes Mahatma Gandhi. Life is filled with challenges that sometimes test our fortitude, commitment and confidence. For a moment, we quietly reflect on what is not going … Continue reading

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