Tag Archives: Choice

On Choices… the Hinges of Destiny

Every step in life’s journey involves a choice. Every choice determines our future direction. Every choice has consequences. Denis Waitley captures this beautifully writing: “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that … Continue reading

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The Choices You Make, Make You

“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” wrote Albert Einstein. Great leaders know that their life is the reflection and consequence of the choices they make each day on their … Continue reading

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A Space to Grow

In a quote often ascribed to Victor Frankl, great leaders find one of the most powerful spaces in their life’s journey: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In … Continue reading

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On the Power of Self-Knowledge

Self-knowledge is the magnificent cornerstone of leadership. Alfred Lord Tennyson writes: “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead to sovereign power.” Self-knowledge is the primal source that shapes the great leaders’ lives. It gives them access to their confidence, perspectives … Continue reading

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You Have to Become It to Get It

“You have to become it to get it” – words spoken by a seasoned coach to her client. These words mark the beginning of every great leader’s journey: self-understanding and purpose. It is the joyous work of starting with an … Continue reading

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We Make Our Choices, Then Our Choices Make Us

Gordon B. Hinckley wrote: “The course of our lives is seldom determined by great, life-altering decisions. Our direction is often set by the small, day-to-day choices that chart the tract on which we run. This is the substance of our … Continue reading

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On the Value of Thinking the Opposite

In his book, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite, Paul Arden challenges great leaders to expand their thinking by challenging their own views and taking the risk and challenge to see the world differently. In the chapter, The Age of … Continue reading

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Lessons in Leadership – Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules

Colin Powell reminds great leaders: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work…. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence … Continue reading

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Destiny… a Matter of Choice

From the movie, Hellboy, comes the quote: “What makes a man a man, a friend once wondered. Is it his origins, the way he comes to life? I don’t think so. It’s the choices he makes; not how he starts things … Continue reading

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The Sidewalks of Life

Sidewalks provide great leaders a meaningful metaphor of their life’s journey. We have all seen them – those carefully laid sidewalks, and  branching from them worn paths through grass that people have trodden, with both paths arriving at the same … Continue reading

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