Tag Archives: Courage

On the Joy of Always Going Beyond

Neale Donald Walsch writes: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” The lives of great leaders are filled with the continuing excitement of newness: seeing the world, ideas and people through different eyes, challenging the ‘as is’ in … 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 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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Malcolm Gladwell’s Top 10 Rules for Business and Success – Preparing the Future You

“Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push – in just the right place – it can be tipped” writes Malcolm Gladwell. It is about a disruptive … 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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A Journey of Divine Discontent

“We have a divine discontent with our performance. It is an antidote to smugness.” These words, written by David Ogilvy, Founder of Ogilvy and Mather International Advertising Company, are the company’s guiding philosophy – one that shapes the corporate culture … Continue reading

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Character … The Heart of Extraordinary Leadership

John Wooden, renowned UCLA basketball coach, said: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” It is character that makes great … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World… Because You Can

Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary and magnificent man.  Being that man he was, that he chose to be, was his gift and legacy in life. From his being flowed great doing – achievements that have changed the world and the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Optimism

One of the magnificent choices great leaders have in life is choosing to live as optimists or pessimists – to see the world in its infinite possibilities, or view only its scarcity and short-comings. Winston Churchill, English statesman, told us: … Continue reading

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The Depth of Caring

A friend recently shared a YouTube video, Leaders Care. It’s message is simple and powerful – caring conquers fear. Caring can change the world. The following are the words from the video. One evening my wife and I were reading … Continue reading

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