Tag Archives: Albert Schweitzer

The Gift of a Magical Burst

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand as well”, wrote Jack London. So it is in the lives of great leaders with its ups and downs, moments of challenge which can drain … 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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The Elephant Keeps Walking

A wise teacher from India shared this insight: The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking. It is a powerful metaphor for great leaders as they strive to take themselves, their people and their organizations, as Jim Collins says, from … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Roads Less-Traveled

In Umesh Ramakrishnan’s book, There’s No Elevator to the Top, he speaks to leaders about taking less-traveled roads to enhance the richness and success of their professional career journey.  He cites the story of John Kealey, of iDirect, about taking … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Living by Example

Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, philosopher and physician, writes: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others… it is the only thing.”  The example given by great leaders are their teachings gathered from a life of learning.  It … Continue reading

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