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The Power and Joy of Engagement – Walking Slowly Through the Crowd

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” wrote Aristotle. For great leaders, one of their greatest acts is that of serving… their selfless engagement with others that they may achieve their greatest … Continue reading

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On Becoming a No-Limit Person

In his book, No Limits, John Maxwell shares his insights about becoming a no-limit person, one who continually and relentlessly pushes their limits to find their greatest potential. The three keys in his pursuit are  awareness, giftedness and choices. He … 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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On the Learning from the Critic’s Voice

John Wooden said: “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” Great leaders recognize the value of criticism. It provides them feedback on their words, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs – … Continue reading

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The Ride of Your Life

In his book, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon shares his thoughts on ten rules he suggests that great leaders should follow to bring energy to their life, work and those whom they serve. In these rules, we find the call for personal ownership, … Continue reading

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We Are What We Repeatedly Do

Stephen Covey wrote: “Our character is basically a composition of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” Our habits, then, are the building blocks of character. A recent Leading Blog, 20 Habits to Build Your … Continue reading

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On Self-Knowledge

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom,” wrote Aristotle. Lao Tzu tells us: “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” And from the inscription in the forecourt of the Temple Apollo at Delphi we read: “Know thyself.” It is the starting point of the great leader’s learning … 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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