Tag Archives: Allegory

Lessons from an Exam… the Black Dot

A dear friend recently shared an inspirational video, Exam Lesson, with me suggesting that it may be very worthwhile sharing it with our Three Minute Leadership family given the world in which we are living. Yet something was telling me … Continue reading

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On Getting a Bigger Frying Pan – the Power of Expectations

In a recent Minute with Maxwell blog, John Maxwell speaks to great leaders of the importance of creating a bigger world of expectations in their professional and personal life. He brings this thought to life in the story of an … 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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There Are No Ordinary Moments

In Dan Millman’s book, The Peaceful Warrior, he tells of his personal journey of self-discovery.  One of his great learnings happened by accident following one of his t’ai chi practices.  During his exercise, his motions were fluid and purposeful.  His mind … 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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Lessons from an Arrow

It is said that to launch an arrow it needs to be first pulled back before it can soar. In this simple metaphor, great leaders see the immeasurable value of stepping back before moving forward as they undertake another part … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bridge

A friend, a university professor, recently shared a story with me about how a mis-spoken sentence turned into a great learning and insight. Toward the end of his class, he was reviewing the course syllabus about what was ahead in … Continue reading

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The Books of Great Knowledge

When great leaders have walked into libraries, they find there diverse treasures of great knowledge, wisdom and insights. There is so much to be learned. They know, also, that there is another magnificent library of learning in each encounter they … Continue reading

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The Gift Experience Gives to the Unseen

In his blog post, The Trap of Insightful Selection, Seth Godin reminds great leaders of the value of experience in decision-making. “Which one do you want?” There were 100 quarts of strawberries at the farmer’s market yesterday. In answer to … Continue reading

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The Magic of Belief

The life of Thomas Alva Edison has many great learnings for great leaders. There is a little known story, however, of the impact that his Mother had on his life and the great lesson it holds for great leaders. One … Continue reading

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