Tag Archives: Effort

John Wooden’s Reflections on Leadership

John Wooden, legendary basketball coach, is well known and remembered for his short inspirational messages. Despite their brevity, his words were rich and deep in their wisdom.  They enter the eye or ear and then set fire to the mind, … Continue reading

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The Keys of Confidence: Talent or Effort?

In their book, The Confidence Code, authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman share with great leaders their thoughts on the critical difference between talent and effort. They write:  “Making a distinction between talent and effort is critical. If we believe that somehow we’re given … Continue reading

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The Leader as Architect

Jim Rohn writes: “Whatever good things we build end up building us.” A friend shared a story which captures the role of great leaders as architects of their magnificent lives. An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans … Continue reading

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The Spark and the Grind

George Bernard Shaw speaks to great leaders of creativity in these words: “Imaginations is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” In his mesmerizing new book, The … Continue reading

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Lessons from Consistent Winners

In his article, Lessons from Consistent Winners, Philip Humbert discusses the question:  “Why do some people win time after time, while others work just as hard but never seem to ‘put it all together’?” His response to this is that while … Continue reading

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Leadership Learnings from Golf

Life, in all its beautiful richness and breadth, continuously provides lessons in great leadership. The game of golf is no exception. Sara Doell, Coach of Seton Hall’s Women’s Golf Team, three time Big East Coach of the year and LPGA National Coach … Continue reading

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The Four Essentials of Great Achievement

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.” In a recent blog, Achieve Any Goal, Philip Humbert shared his insights on the four critical essentials for achieving extraordinary levels of professional and personal growth. His work is based on his … Continue reading

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Turning Passion on Its Head

In his recent blog post, Turning Passion on Its Head, Seth Godin suggests a shift in focus from doing what we love to loving what we do. Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the … Continue reading

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Leader as Mentor

In a recent blog, Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor,  Dan Rockwell captures the great leader’s responsibility to grow and develop others – to see in others what they do not see, their incredible gifts, talents and potential, and help … Continue reading

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The Law of Small Differences

In his recent blog, Philip Humbert, author and motivational speaker, shares his Law of Small Differences.  It is the small differences in ordinary things that make extraordinary leaders.  It is they who put in that little extra time and effort to accomplish … Continue reading

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