Author Archives: Mike Reuter

A Life of Possibilities

The lives of great leaders are collages of dreams accomplished. The dreams were once only possibilities the world saw as impossible. Let us take a few brief moments to reflect on the thoughts of other great leaders about impossibilities. “There … Continue reading

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The Ride of Your Life

In his book, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon shares his thoughts on ten rules he suggests that great leaders should follow to bring energy to their life, work and those whom they serve. In these rules, we find the call for personal ownership, … Continue reading

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The Maximus Principle – Casualties Are Sometimes Acceptable

In his blog post, The Maximus Principle – Casualties Are Acceptable, Chris Widener writes: “Anytime you move your organization to the next level, there will be casualties. Many leaders try to take their organizations forward with no casualties. But this is the fact: … Continue reading

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The Sidewalks of Life

Sidewalks provide great leaders a meaningful metaphor of their life’s journey. We have all seen them – those carefully laid sidewalks, and  branching from them worn paths through grass that people have trodden, with both paths arriving at the same … Continue reading

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The Game Plan for Success

Lou Holtz, legendary football coach, said: “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”  In his book, Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success, Holtz shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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The Law of Expansion

In his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell shares his Law of Expansion – how great leaders increase their thinking capacity and their capacity for action, how they grow and learn to stretch their limits. He begins … Continue reading

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The Invisible Places

In her book, The Tale of Wolf, His Snake Oil and a Skunk, Lizabeth Phelps shares a fable of the Wolf and Skunk. It provides a powerful insight into the importance of thought leadership in the lives of great leaders. In the fable, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Edges

Kurt Vonnegut wrote: “I want to stand as close to the edge without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” This is the excitement, joy and passion that great leaders experience … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Eagle

Allegories are those beautiful stories and poems that capture our imagination and open our eyes to new insight and meaning about ideas, concepts and realities. Great leaders enjoy the richness that they offer. The allegory of the eagle invites great … Continue reading

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How Fast Is Your Recovery Time?

In his blog post, Saboteur Assessment Insights: How Fast Is Your Recovery Time?, Shirzad Chamine asks great leaders the question: “What do you think is the #1 difference between a world champion and the runners up”. He responds stating the following about the critical … Continue reading

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