Tag Archives: Helen Keller

On Daring Greatly

“There is a flame burning deep within all of us,” writes Tracey Osborne, “It is up to you to turn your flame into a roaring fire.” Each of us holds the keys to finding and living dreams undreamed. It is … Continue reading

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Energy, Not Time, Is the Fundamental Currency of High Performance

In their book, The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz remind great leaders about the power of energy in living a life of purpose and success. The following statement brings surgical focus to their message: “Energy, not … Continue reading

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On the Power of Optimism

In their book, The Truth About Leadership, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner suggest that forward-looking ranks second only to honesty as the most admired characteristic of great leaders. They write: “The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is the defining competence of leaders.” It is they who … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Success = A Daring Destination + Servant Leadership

Jonathan Maze, reporting on the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference 2015, captures Cheryl Bachelder’s, CEO of Popeye’s Lousiana Kitchen Inc., thoughts on how servant leadership can yield success.  Bachelder, he writes, believes that there are traditionally two types of leaders: “Those who focus … Continue reading

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The Joys of Optimism

One of the magnificent choices great leaders have in life is choosing to live as optimists or pessimists – to see the world in its infinite possibilities, or view only its scarcity and short-comings. Winston Churchill, English statesman, told us: … Continue reading

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Brick Walls Are There for a Reason

Randy Pausch, the inspirational college professor who shared his end of life journey and battle with pancreatic cancer in his memorable speech widely-known as The Last Lecture, said: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are … Continue reading

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