Tag Archives: Helen Keller

On the Gift of Vision

In leadership as in life, vision is the cornerstone of inspiration and motivation. It provides purpose and meaning in our pursuit of something greater in life. It ignites passion which fuels the relentless pursuit of goals that might otherwise seem … Continue reading

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On Living a Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic, born without arms and legs, overcame his disability to live a life of richness and happiness, a life without limits. He said, “Live a life without limits, for the only thing holding you back is your own choice.” … Continue reading

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On the Heart and Rational Mind

Helen Keller wrote of the heart’s magic saying, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” The heart holds the emotions and joys of who we are. It … Continue reading

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On Life’s Journey

Confucius said, “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” His words are a gentle reminder to great leaders that each day of life is but another beautiful step on their mgnificent journey in achieving their life’s purpose and meaning. There … Continue reading

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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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