Category Archives: Three Minute Leadership

On the Power of Small Wins

Legendary coach, John Wooden, wrote: “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Don’t look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when … Continue reading

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The Keys of Confidence: Talent or Effort?

In their book, The Confidence Code, authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman share with great leaders their thoughts on the critical difference between talent and effort. They write:  “Making a distinction between talent and effort is critical. If we believe that somehow we’re given … Continue reading

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On Reflection – Turning Experience into Insight

“Reflection is what turns experience into insight” says John Maxwell in his end-of-year blog post as he encourages great leaders to pause in their life to prepare for the coming year. It is a time to look back on what … Continue reading

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There Are No Ordinary Moments

In Dan Millman’s book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, he tells his personal journey of self-discovery.  One of his great learnings happened by accident following one of his t’ai chi practices.  During his exercise, his motions were fluid and … Continue reading

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Peace and Love to You and Yours

It is that wonderful time of year again when the holiday spirit fills our mind and heart, and gently moves us away from the hectic pace of our lives… when we pause, reflecting in the quiet of our souls, and … Continue reading

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You Have to Become It to Get It

“You have to become it to get it” – words spoken by a seasoned coach to her client. These words mark the beginning of every great leader’s journey: self-understanding and purpose. It is the joyous work of starting with an … 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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Did You Earn Your Dollar?

A dear friend recently shared a story with me about what his father taught him about life and hard work. His father lived until the age of 97 – a beautiful life filled with family, happiness and hard work. He … Continue reading

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Plan Your Funeral, Start Early, by Being Kind

In a recent Knowledge@Wharton article, Remembering Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.: Lessons from a Compassionate Leader, Huntsman writes: “I have attended many funerals in my life…. I have never heard in a funeral that this person made a lot of money … Continue reading

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The Joy of Living with Intention

“Intent” is defined in the dictionary as: “An act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result; the end or object intended; purpose.” Living with intention is living what we do, not what we say we will do. … Continue reading

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