Category Archives: Perspective

Opening one’s eyes, mind and heart to new possibilities… dreaming and imagining the impossible

The Magnificence of Leadershifts

A part of the excitement and joy in the daily life of great leaders is their continuing drive to go beyond the familiarity, peace and quiet of their comfort zone to stretch themselves to find something more – to do … Continue reading

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On Joys Awaiting Beyond Our Perceived Limits

Great leaders awake each morning filled with joy and wonder of what they will bring to the new day. Never do they wake up for the day to be mediocre… something for which they would simply settle to remain what … Continue reading

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This Is Water

In his Commencement Speech to the Kenyon College Class of 2005, David Foster Wallace reminds great leaders of the negative impact that their current world view may be having on seeing new possibilities. With hectic and sometimes frenetic schedules, new … Continue reading

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What You Look for Is What You’ll See

Speaking of lessons he was taught by his father, John Maxwell said: “What you look for is what you’ll see, and what you see is how you treat people.” Simply said, if we look for the worst in others, that … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Exam… the Black Dot

A dear friend recently shared an inspirational video, Exam Lesson, with me suggesting that it may be very worthwhile sharing it with our Three Minute Leadership family given the world in which we are living. Yet something was telling me … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Imagination

Albert Einstein speaks to imagination’s importance and its critical value in the lives of great leaders, writing: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, … Continue reading

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The Joy and Great Value of Seeing Things Differently

Everyone has a beautiful uniqueness in their gifts and view of life. We are all wonderfully different in our own individuality, in how we see the world, understand ideas, perceive realities and relate to people. There is richness and abundance … Continue reading

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On an Abundance Mindset

Joe Vitale reminds great leaders of the unending giving of an abundance mindset: “Your perception creates your reality. You can look at life and see scarcity or abundance. It depends on your mindset.” An abundance mindset finds its roots in … Continue reading

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On the Power of Optimism

In their book, The Truth About Leadership, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner suggest that forward-looking ranks second only to honesty as the most admired characteristic of great leaders. They write: “The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is the defining competence of leaders.” It is they who … Continue reading

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On Seeing Beyond the Mirror

In his blog post, The Trap of Insightful Selection, Seth Godin shares a story that provides a powerful analogy of the human selection process and a lesson that  great leaders learn from it. “’Which one do you want?’ – There … Continue reading

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