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Going Back to the Beginning to Find Your Way

St. Augustine reminds great leaders of the importance of continuing growth of their self-knowledge writing, “Men [and women] go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the … Continue reading

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On the Value of Credibility

James Kouzes and Barry Posner write, “Credibility is the foundation of leadership.”  Credibility’s reality is found far beyond the words of its definition. It is evidenced in the great leaders’ actions, attitude, words and behavior. These are the actualization of … Continue reading

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Leadership Is an Activity, Not a Position

The great leaders can emerge from any part of any organization, whether they have a position of authority or not.  As Dan Ebener and Borna Jalsenjak write in their new book, Leadership for the Greater Good, “Using the word ‘leader’ … Continue reading

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On Grit’s Winning Power

Grit is one of the key ingredients of a life of success, a magical elixir that gives life and drive to the great leaders’ perseverance and commitment to their life’s purpose and meaning. Assuredly, they have skills, talents and knowledge … Continue reading

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On Becoming a No-Limit Person

In his book, No Limits, John Maxwell shares his insights about becoming a no-limit person, one who continually and relentlessly pushes their limits to find their greatest potential. The three keys in his pursuit are  awareness, giftedness and choices. He … Continue reading

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On the Power of Affirmation

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” In their daily lives, one of the beautiful gifts that great leaders give to those they touch and … Continue reading

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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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