Tag Archives: Challenge

The Beauty of a Different View of the Pandemic

In a recent MERI Center Blog is a poem by Lynn Ungar about the pandemic. It opens great leaders’ eyes to a beautiful new way of seeing and living in this difficult time. Pandemic What if you thought of it … Continue reading

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Being a Beginner Again

Great leaders’ lives are filled with the great learnings and experiences of their professional and personal journeys. These are the storehouses of knowledge that have contributed and continue to contribute to their extraordinary successes and achievements. They become the safe … Continue reading

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Everything Worthwhile Is Uphill

John Maxwell said: “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” The great leaders’ uphill climbs are the products of their continuing and relentless search for those things in life that bring value and richness to achieving their life’s purpose and meaning. Their pursuit … Continue reading

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On Dreams

Great leaders are great dreamers. They realize that dreams are realities in waiting, the seeds that they will nurture, grow and eventually harvest. They take form quietly as they go about their daily interactions – seeing life as it is, … Continue reading

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Because You Are Still Growing

In his book, The Sower’s Seeds, Brian Cavanaugh tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary as a reminder to great leaders of the power of their commitment and steadfastness in achieving their life’s goals and purpose. Sir Edmund Hillary was … 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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A Life Built on Challenge

It is inevitable that the lives of great leaders are filled with great challenges. Albert Camus speaks to great leaders of those moments: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” These … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Joy of Trust

In his book, Leaders, Warren Bennis wrote: “An organization’s only unforgivable sin is the betrayal of trust. Trust is the emotional glue that bonds followers and leaders together. Whether it is a professional or personal matter, there is something that … Continue reading

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On the Value and Joy of Challenge

Mark Twain tells great leaders: “The ability to find solutions to life’s challenges is what makes us grow as a person.” Leaders emerge from and grow from challenges. Greater strength and determination are the natural outcomes of these challenges/trials. Challenges … Continue reading

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On the Value of Rejuvenation

Great leaders’ lives are filled with endless challenges and opportunities, seemingly interminable days after which they push even harder to achieve more, greater results. These days are filled with joyous achievements, the tangible realities of extraordinary results, the forming and … Continue reading

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