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Top 10 Lessons in Leadership from Elon Musk

Randy Ottinger, Executive Vice President at Kotter International, said of Elon Musk: “Elon Musk is an inventor and builder wrapped into one; kind of like a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs on steroids.” Assuredly, Musk is a magnificent … Continue reading

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The Voice in the Shadow

In his TED talk, Dancing with My Inner Critic, Steve Chapman speaks of the inner critic that lives in all great leaders: “… that whisper in my ear who constantly reminds me that I am not good enough – that … Continue reading

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As a Man Thinketh…

In his book, How Successful People Think, John Maxwell writes: “I’ve studied successful people for forty years and, though the diversity you find among them is astounding, I’ve found that they are all alike in one way: how they think. That is the … Continue reading

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A Choice of Human-Being or Human-Doing

You are a human being, not a human doing.  Marianne Williamson wrote: “The highest level of creativity consists in being, not doing. When the being is intense enough, when the words are spoken enough, when the thoughts are thought enough, the doing … Continue reading

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‘UNthink’ Who You’ve Been Told to Be!

In a recent note, Erik Wahl enthusiastically invites great leaders to the rediscover the dreamer within them and to ‘UNthink’ who you’ve been told to be! “We believed we could be anyone… and we were. We were explorers, artists inventors… full of wonder, … 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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Your Seeds of Greatness

In his recent Leadership Wired Blog, Are These Four Things Keeping You from Reaching Your Potential?, John Maxwell, writes: “I believe that we all have potential. God has designed each of us to do something great. But why do so … Continue reading

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Combining What Exists into What Has Never Existed Before

Sun Tzu, Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher, in The Art of War wrote: “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are … Continue reading

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Finding Angels in Marble and Cathedrals in Rocks

Michelangelo, Italian painter, wrote: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  Ah, the beauty and joy that imagination brings.  Einstein said that it is everything, even more important than knowledge. And Henry David … Continue reading

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The Law of Curiosity

In his book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth,” John Maxwell shares his Law of Curiosity.  He writes: “Curious people possess a thirst for knowledge. They are interested in life, people, ideas, experiences, and events, and they live in a constant … Continue reading

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