Tag Archives: Expectation

On Getting a Bigger Frying Pan – the Power of Expectations

In a recent Minute with Maxwell blog, John Maxwell speaks to great leaders of the importance of creating a bigger world of expectations in their professional and personal life. He brings this thought to life in the story of an … Continue reading

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Great Results Don’t Mean You Are the Best – The Value of the “Soft Stuff”

In his recent blog post, But Are You Doing Your Work?, Seth Godin reminds great leaders that their work is more than simply achieving a goal. He writes: “A doctor might think her job is to cure diseases. But, in … Continue reading

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I Am the Master of My Fate, I Am the Captain of My Soul

In a scene from the 2009 movie Invictus, Nelson Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman, is meeting with Francois Pienaar, played by Matt Dillon, the captain of the Springbok Rugby Team which is preparing for the 1995 World Cup. Mandela asks … Continue reading

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The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

In her recent Harvard Business Review article, The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World, Sunnie Giles shares her thoughts on what makes highly effective leaders. Her finding are based on her initial research of 195 leaders in 15 countries … Continue reading

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The Myth of Talent

Bear Bryant, legendary American college football player and longtime head coach of the University of Alabama, said:  “I can reach a kid who doesn’t have any ability as long as he doesn’t know it.”  His words capture one of the … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: the Wisdom of Understanding

I was recently reading a blog by Seth Godin entitled Are We Solving the Same Problem. The blog spoke of situations that arise at various times in business and personal life:  one side comes up with a solution – “this solution is … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Living by Example

Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, philosopher and physician, writes: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others… it is the only thing.”  The example given by great leaders are their teachings gathered from a life of learning.  It … Continue reading

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