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On Being Prepared

In his recent Minute with Maxwell blog post, Opportunity, John Maxwell speaks about intentional preparedness for the many opportunities that life presents. He quotes words from his mentor, John Wooden, who told him, “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to … Continue reading

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Should You Live Your Resume… or Your Eulogy?

David Brooks, in his TED Talk, Should You Live Your Resume… or Your Eulogy?, poses a profound question of focus to great leaders about how they choose to live their life – the powerful question of what they do and … Continue reading

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On Unconditional Love

In his daily Minute with Maxwell,  Love Someone, Regardless, John Maxwell speaks about the joy and power of unconditional love as the source of influence and inspiration in the lives of great leaders. He tells the story of his mother’s … Continue reading

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On the Value and Joy of Challenging Yourself

In his recent blog, Challenge Yourself, John Maxwell suggests to great leaders that they go beyond the daily challenges they receive from others and challenge themselves. He says: “You know your strengths. You know your dreams. You know your heart. … Continue reading

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Belief’s Magical Key to Your Greatest Potential

“What potential is lying dormant in you that could be released if you chose to believe in yourself and your abilities?” asks Jack Canfield in his book, The Success Principles. Believing in yourself is the magical key you hold to … Continue reading

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On Promises

Lou Holtz said: “Don’t promise more that you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.” A promise creates expectation, hope and anticipation. It is a verbal commitment to someone with your name behind it. It creates trust in … Continue reading

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On the Value of Storytelling

John Kotter speaks to the power and importance of stories writing: “Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best – and change – from hearing stories that strike a chord within us…. Those in leadership positions who … Continue reading

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You Don’t Get Paid for the Hour; You Get Paid for the Value You Bring to the Hour

William Shakespeare wrote that nothing is “good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” What we see in our mind’s eye is what we get.  We are the master or the slave of our thoughts.  We can choose to live … Continue reading

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First Impression… One Chance

Great leaders understand the value and importance of first impressions in business, professional or personal relations. The phrase, “You only get one chance,” is one they know well. In his recent blog post, One at a Time, Over and Over, … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Culture and Its Impact – the Roots That Ensure the Harvest

Louis Gerstner, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of IBM, said: “I came to see that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game. It is the game.” Jon Gordon, in his weekly newsletter, shares his 14 Thoughts on … Continue reading

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