Category Archives: Tools

Guiding Attention Through Intention

“Starve your distractions, feed your focus” writes an unknown author on the importance of focus. Tony Robbins tells great leaders: “Where your focus goes, your energy flows.”  It is this intentionality that drives an action-orientation in the great leaders’ purposeful … Continue reading

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On Commitment

“If I’m committed, there is always a way” wrote Tony Robbins. For great leaders, it is their passionate commitment to a vision, purpose, cause or goal that unlocks the possibilities of bringing them to reality. They don’t allow themselves to … Continue reading

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On the Value and Joy of Discipline

Great leaders are faced with a world of changes right now: changes from without and within. New external regulations and demands are being imposed on society, and daily habits and routines are disrupted in response to them. An inner voice … Continue reading

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On Giving 100%

“Give me 100 percent,” said John Wooden, “You can’t make up for a poor effort today by giving 110 percent tomorrow. You don’t have 110 percent. You only have 100 percent, and that’s what I want from you right now.” … Continue reading

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Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

An unknown author wrote: “Your intentions don’t matter. Perception is reality. If people perceive you the wrong way, it doesn’t matter what your intentions are.” In his recent blog post, Daily Discipline, Brian Kight speaks to great leaders about perception … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cows and Buffalos

In his blog post, Be the Buffalo and Face Life’s Storms, Rory Vaden shares a metaphor on the learnings that the actions of cows and buffalos bring to great leaders in how they react during storms. Growing up in eastern … Continue reading

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Energy, Not Time, Is the Fundamental Currency of High Performance

In their book, The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz remind great leaders about the power of energy in living a life of purpose and success. The following statement brings surgical focus to their message: “Energy, not … Continue reading

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Everything Worthwhile Is Uphill

John Maxwell said: “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” The great leaders’ uphill climbs are the products of their continuing and relentless search for those things in life that bring value and richness to achieving their life’s purpose and meaning. Their pursuit … Continue reading

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Learnings from the Story of the Touchstone… Intentionality

In the blog, A Gift of Inspiration, is found the story of the Touchstone. It speaks about a book that survived the burning of the ancient Library of Alexandria. A poor man acquired it and found within it a thin … Continue reading

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Because You Are Still Growing

In his book, The Sower’s Seeds, Brian Cavanaugh tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary as a reminder to great leaders of the power of their commitment and steadfastness in achieving their life’s goals and purpose. Sir Edmund Hillary was … Continue reading

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