Tag Archives: Determination

On Being a Victor, Not a Victim

In a recent presentation, The Journey Is the Destination, Kevin Cummings, Director, Citizens Financial Group, spoke on the subject of servant leadership. He shared a powerful message saying, “Don’t be a victim; be a victor.” His words resonate not only with the … Continue reading

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Happiness Is a Choice

Just as William Jennings Bryan said, “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved,” so, also, can it be … Continue reading

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The Power of Consistency and Desire

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Words said by Estée Lauder that resonate in the minds and hearts of great leaders. It is not living a life on the sidelines, nor settling for mediocrity. It is about … Continue reading

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On Letting Go to Become What I Might Be

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” wrote Lao Tzu. It is in these beautiful and joyous moments of letting go that great leaders find the joy and excitement of renewal – the … Continue reading

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On the Joy and Need for Rest

Muhammad Ali words capture the passion, commitment, focus and drive that great leaders put into their life and their career: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as … Continue reading

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When Reality Is Finally Better Than Your Dreams

Dr. Seuss wrote: “You know that you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.” What richness and beauty these words bring to the depth and joy of a meaningful … 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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“Isn’t it nice to be human?” These are words that I often say when something goes awry in the normal course of life’s beautiful happenings.  It could be a moment of forgetfulness, an uncorrected spelling in a presentation or saying … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: The Character of Leaders

Recently a friend and I were discussing leadership, both professional and personal, and the apparent lack thereof in the current economic environment.  He is a brilliant man, a Ph.D. in Finance and International Business.   As we concluded our conversation, with a … Continue reading

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