Tag Archives: Encouragement

A Lesson from Candles

We are holding a lit and unlit candle. We light the unlit candle with the lit one. What we see is that the lighted one has not lost its original glow. It has simply passed its light to the other … Continue reading

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On Being an Encourager

George M. Adams wrote: “There are high spots in all our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement of someone else.” His words speak to the joyous power of encouragement. Encouragement is that magical gift that great … Continue reading

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When You Care, You Change the World

In his book, Leadership in my Rearview Mirror – Reflections from Vietnam, West Point and IBM, Jack Beach speaks about the importance that great leaders place on fostering a culture of caring within their organizations. He writes: “Leadership involves groups … Continue reading

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On Talking to Yourself

How did a man in his fifties complete two triathlons back to back? How did he do it six times? What was it that gave him the drive, fortitude and mindset to accomplish these incredible feats?  In his blog post, The Best … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: On Great Expectations

Great leaders know that setting high expectations for people is a key to raising their level of performance. They don’t ask for more than what is possible; they simply set higher standards and people deliver on them – even more … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: the Power of Encouragement

What a fantastic feeling it is to have someone  give you encouragement – to move you “over a threshold that you may not have crossed on your own” as John O’Donohue writes.   We all  have experienced the power of encouragement and … Continue reading

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