Tag Archives: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This Is Water

In his Commencement Speech to the Kenyon College Class of 2005, David Foster Wallace reminds great leaders of the negative impact that their current world view may be having on seeing new possibilities. With hectic and sometimes frenetic schedules, new … Continue reading

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The Time You Spend on Your Rose Makes Your Rose So Important

In his book, The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is the story of a boy who has left planet to explore new worlds. He leaves behind him a beautiful rose whom he loves, and whose vanity prompted his departure. On his … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Less

In his recent article in Talent.com, The Pursuit of Less, Frank Kalman shares great leadership learnings about the value of being an essentialist leader. Drawing from Greg McKeown’s book, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” he starts with a view … Continue reading

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The Magic of Imagination

Albert Einstein wrote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand…. Imagination is everything. It … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

In a recent SmartBrief Leadership article, 21st-Century Leadership Learnings from 2,500 Years Ago, Deb Mills-Scofield, writes about the virtues that Aristotle suggested as a guide to a “happy life”: courage, faith, hope, love, prudence and temperance. Her words on Aristotle’s … Continue reading

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Finding Angels in Marble and Cathedrals in Rocks

Michelangelo, Italian painter, wrote: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  Ah, the beauty and joy that imagination brings.  Einstein said that it is everything, even more important than knowledge. And Henry David … Continue reading

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Lesson from the Butterfly

Recently, I came across a simple story that provides great leaders a deeper understanding of the wonderful value that struggle provides in enriching their life’s journey. A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership – a Life of Simplicity

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” writes Antoine de St. Exupery.  His words remind us that richness in life is in its simplification.  So often we … Continue reading

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