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Recipes for success, focusing on strengths and using talents to their greatest extent; how great leaders are made, what is the right stuff?

On Balance

“There is no such thing as work-life balance – it is all life. The balance has to be within you,” wrote Sadhguru. It is your awareness of your continuing and passionate pursuit of your purpose and meaning, your dreams and … Continue reading

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On the Heart and Rational Mind

Helen Keller wrote of the heart’s magic saying, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” The heart holds the emotions and joys of who we are. It … Continue reading

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Choose Your ‘Self’

The greatest quest and challenge of the truly great leader is for self-knowledge. It is in this that their greatness and success is achieved. Dag Hammarskjöld, former United Nations Secretary General, wrote: “At every moment you choose yourself. But do … Continue reading

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On Starting from Within

In his book, Everyday Greatness, Stephen Covey, writes that some of life’s greatest lessons suggest that we cannot attain success in life – personal, professional or in service of our community – until we first achieve success within ourselves. He … Continue reading

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On the Value of Poise

John Wooden defined poise as, “Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.” John Maxwell relates a story about him at one of his ten NCAA Championships in basketball. “There were thirty seconds before the game … Continue reading

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On the Law of Navigation

In his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell writes of the Law of Navigation. The law states that “Anyone can steer a ship but it takes a leader to chart the course, carefully, seeing where they want … Continue reading

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On Thinking… Going from Good to Great

Great thinking is one of the magical elixirs that contribute to the magnificent successes and achievements in the lives of great leaders. It opens their minds to new possibilities and opportunities, frees them from the self-imposed limits of their current … Continue reading

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On Authenticity

Brené Brown said, “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” Your authenticity is your beautiful uniqueness and differentiator. It is the magnificent, real you. Your authentic … Continue reading

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On the Excitement and Joy of Enthusiasm

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars,” wrote Henry Ford. It is the magical elixir that ignites your passion, brings you energy and enthusiasm and strengthens your will and commitment to move from plans to … Continue reading

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Growth… the Gift of Positivity

Thomas Paine wrote, “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” His message reminds great leaders of the power their positivity brings to living through times of adversity. … Continue reading

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