Category Archives: Three Minute Leadership

It’s All Interrelated

In a recent Reflections from Holstee blog post, It’s All Related, Dave Radparvar reminds great leaders of life’s “inescapable network of mutuality” through the powerful words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “In a real sense all life is interrelated. All persons are caught in an inescapable network … 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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Don’t Just…

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is going beyond them into the impossible” writes Arthur Clarke. It is this that differentiates great leader from their peers taking them from just meeting expectations to delivering the extraordinary, from … Continue reading

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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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