Tag Archives: Achievement

Who Will You Be Today?

In his blog post, Daily Discipline, Brian Kight writes of No More Waiting. He reminds great leaders that each day is another building block, another step, in achieving their outstanding life’s purpose and meaning. It is not just another day. … Continue reading

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Being a Beginner Again

Great leaders’ lives are filled with the great learnings and experiences of their professional and personal journeys. These are the storehouses of knowledge that have contributed and continue to contribute to their extraordinary successes and achievements. They become the safe … Continue reading

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Management Is About Human Beings

In the final years of his life Peter Drucker, recognized as the Father of Modern Management, captured lifelong learning in his book, The Definitive Drucker. In his discussion of People and Knowledge, he begins with a statement of his life-long … Continue reading

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On the Value of Rejuvenation

Great leaders’ lives are filled with endless challenges and opportunities, seemingly interminable days after which they push even harder to achieve more, greater results. These days are filled with joyous achievements, the tangible realities of extraordinary results, the forming and … Continue reading

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A New View of Hope

So often we hear people say the words: “I hope that I….” To those words is an immediate response from great leaders: “Hope is not a plan.” These words beg a call for action – to move from simply wishing … Continue reading

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On the Power of Optimism

In their book, The Truth About Leadership, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner suggest that forward-looking ranks second only to honesty as the most admired characteristic of great leaders. They write: “The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is the defining competence of leaders.” It is they who … Continue reading

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Did You Earn Your Dollar?

A dear friend recently shared a story with me about what his father taught him about life and hard work. His father lived until the age of 97 – a beautiful life filled with family, happiness and hard work. He … Continue reading

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Our Relentless Commitment to Never, Ever Give Up

Ceaselessness is a relentless passion to achieve. It embodies a mindset where obstacles are not perceived as insurmountable, but merely things to be overcome. It is a magical combination of resilience and persistence and one of the foundation pillars of … Continue reading

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The 5 Second Rule for a Happier New Year

Tony Robbins tells us: “The one thing we have in this world is we can’t control the events, but we can choose what to focus on, we can choose what things mean and we can choose what to do. Those … Continue reading

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Training for Excellence

In his Harvard Business Review article, How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence, Michael Schrage discusses the power of training as a magnificent complement to learning. It is important, he writes, “because real-world excellence requires more than commitment to … Continue reading

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