Category Archives: Tools

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

On Releasing Yourself From the Limits of Ego

Self-esteem is one of the precious tools great leaders have in the pursuit of their dreams. It is a driver of self-belief and confidence. It communicates to others strength and positivity which they translate into a sense of trust in … Continue reading

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On Being Relentless

Patience, perseverance, tenacity, resolution… the beautiful forces and boldness of mindset that moves you forward in your pursuit of your life’s purpose, meaning and goals. You realize that, at times, things don’t come quickly and easily. You know that you … Continue reading

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I Am Whom I Choose to Become

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become,” wrote Carl Jung. Each choice is a step in your becoming. Each choice is the product of prior choices in whom you chose to be. Whether … Continue reading

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To Manage… or Lead

At times, great leaders pause to reflect on their leadership. They see an intermingling of their leadership and management. While not the same, they are complementary and linked, purposefully serving each other in their vision and its actualization. Reflection on … Continue reading

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On the Magic of Boldness

Maya Angelou tells great leaders: “Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I … Continue reading

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You Cannot Give What You Do Not Have

In his podcast, The Law of Intentionality, John Maxwell speaks of the critical importance of intentionality in the great leaders’ journey of continued growth and learning. He beautifully captures the importance of growth in the great leaders’ life saying: “You … Continue reading

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Feedback, the Fertilizer of Growth

Following a recent and learning-filled conversation with a dear friend, Sam Daniel, about the value of feedback in leadership development, Sam put pen to paper (as the expression goes) and shared how each of us are mirrors for others. It … Continue reading

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On the Value of Appreciation

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated,” wrote Marcel Proust. On appreciation, Margaret Cousins tells us, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all … Continue reading

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We Can’t Do It Alone

In his recent blog post, Leaders Find Accountability Partners to Help Them Cement New Habits, Larry Center speaks to the importance of accountability partners in life’s journey.They are those wonderful friends, coaches, mentors and others who provide you “with tough … Continue reading

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On Resilience

Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” It is the great leaders’ resilience to bounce back and face life’s difficulties and challenges. It is the unstoppable you who … Continue reading

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