Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On Magical Beginnings and Endings

”What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet” wrote Anne Frank. Thousands of new beginnings and endings are yet to come in the lives of great leaders. They will … Continue reading

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The Choices You Make, Make You

“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” wrote Albert Einstein. Great leaders know that their life is the reflection and consequence of the choices they make each day on their … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Arrow

It is said that to launch an arrow it needs to be first pulled back before it can soar. In this simple metaphor, great leaders see the immeasurable value of stepping back before moving forward as they undertake another part … Continue reading

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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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