Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On the Art of Living

The art of living a joyously successful and meaningful life has many beautiful definitions. The art you choose could be in your ability to learning how to hold on and let go. It could be your joyfully living each precious … Continue reading

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There Is Only One You

Each of us is a unique piece in the infinite universe’s mosaic. There is only one of us. How we see the world is the unique gift we bring to the world. We are beautifully and singularly different. An unknown … Continue reading

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I Am Whom I Choose to Become

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become,” wrote Carl Jung. Each choice is a step in your becoming. Each choice is the product of prior choices in whom you chose to be. Whether … Continue reading

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To Manage… or Lead

At times, great leaders pause to reflect on their leadership. They see an intermingling of their leadership and management. While not the same, they are complementary and linked, purposefully serving each other in their vision and its actualization. Reflection on … Continue reading

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On the Magic of Boldness

Maya Angelou tells great leaders: “Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I … Continue reading

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You Cannot Give What You Do Not Have

In his podcast, The Law of Intentionality, John Maxwell speaks of the critical importance of intentionality in the great leaders’ journey of continued growth and learning. He beautifully captures the importance of growth in the great leaders’ life saying: “You … Continue reading

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I See You

Seth Godin writes that one of the most important words that he knows and which, he notes, does not have an English equivalent is Sawubona, a Zulu tribe greeting. A literal translation is: I see you, you are important to … Continue reading

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On Risk-Taking’s Rewards

Mark Zuckerberg counsels great leaders, “The biggest risk is not taking a risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” The risk is a step from the ordinary … Continue reading

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On the Fulfillment of Fulfillment

“The art of fulfillment is the ability to experience not only the thrill of the chase, but also the magic of the moment, the unbridled joy of feeling truly alive,” wrote Tony Robbins. It is the gratification found in living … Continue reading

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Feedback, the Fertilizer of Growth

Following a recent and learning-filled conversation with a dear friend, Sam Daniel, about the value of feedback in leadership development, Sam put pen to paper (as the expression goes) and shared how each of us are mirrors for others. It … Continue reading

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