Tag Archives: Capacity

On Being an Encourager

George M. Adams wrote: “There are high spots in all our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement of someone else.” His words speak to the joyous power of encouragement. Encouragement is that magical gift that great … 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 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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On the Gift and Joy of Vulnerability

In her book, Daring Greatly, Brené Brown speaks of the power of vulnerability and the courage required to achieve it. She writes: “Nothing requires more courage than vulnerability. Leaders are afraid of revealing what we all know: We are so … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Yourself

A recent Leadership Wired Blog, Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind, provides a beautiful and profound insight into how great leaders grow: “Reaching new levels of influence requires self-transcendence, or living beyond yourself.” Here are their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Yourself

A recent Leadership Wired Blog, Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind, makes a beautiful and profound insight on how great leaders grow: “Reaching new levels of influence requires self-transcendence, or living beyond yourself.” The authors provide their thoughts … Continue reading

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The Law of Expansion

In his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell shares his Law of Expansion. Quoting Robert J. Kriegel and Louis Patler from their book, If It Ain’t Broke … Break It: “We don’t have a clue as to what … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Forget …

With daunting seemingly and sometimes real 7×24 work schedules, an inner passion and commitment on always giving 200% to everything they touch and a burning fire for life and all that it offers, sometimes great leaders forget that they need … Continue reading

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Leader as Mentor

In a recent blog, Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor,  Dan Rockwell captures the great leader’s responsibility to grow and develop others – to see in others what they do not see, their incredible gifts, talents and potential, and help … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Piano

Warren Bennis and Bert Nanus wrote: “It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from followers.” The capacity, however, must be exercised to be of value as illustrated by Charles Swindoll, pastor, author and educator, … Continue reading

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