Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On the Ripples You Make

The Dalai Lama wrote, “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” His words are a gentle reminder to great leaders of the impact of everything they … Continue reading

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Choose Your ‘Self’

The greatest quest and challenge of the truly great leader is for self-knowledge. It is in this that their greatness and success is achieved. Dag Hammarskjöld, former United Nations Secretary General, wrote: “At every moment you choose yourself. But do … Continue reading

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On Starting from Within

In his book, Everyday Greatness, Stephen Covey, writes that some of life’s greatest lessons suggest that we cannot attain success in life – personal, professional or in service of our community – until we first achieve success within ourselves. He … Continue reading

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On Generosity

Robert Lewis Stevenson wrote, “Don’t judge your day by the harvest your reap, but by the seeds that you give away,”. The generosity of your selfless giving is the outward expression of your inner servant leadership and your deep caring … Continue reading

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On the Value of Poise

John Wooden defined poise as, “Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.” John Maxwell relates a story about him at one of his ten NCAA Championships in basketball. “There were thirty seconds before the game … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Drawing Outside the Lines

Albert Einstein wrote, “Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. … Continue reading

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Your Greatest Adventure

Speaking of life’s greatest adventures, Oprah Winfrey said, “The most important journey of our lives doesn’t necessarily involve climbing the highest peak or trekking around the world. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of … Continue reading

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Your Career and Your Calling

“A job is how you make money. A career is how you make your mark. A Calling is how you acknowledge a higher vision, whatever it may be,” writes Deepak Chopra. Steve Harvey brings additional poignancy to Chopra’s words saying, … Continue reading

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Grit Wins!

“Grit many times wins over the best…. Grit wins, almost always, over giftedness. Grit takes you where others don’t go…. It’s that grit that’ll get you to the finish line.” said John Maxwell. It is a magical sauce that takes … Continue reading

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Choosing a Mindset Opened by Wonder

Bruce Lipton writes, “Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind.” Our choices for expanding our knowledge are shaped by our view and understanding of the world that has … Continue reading

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