Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

On the Great Leaders’ Hunger and Thirst

In Seth Godin’s blog post, Confusing Hunger and Thirst, great leaders find a moment of pause to reflect on their choices between life’s offerings of material success and happiness and to realize that each plays an important complementary role in … Continue reading

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On The Joy of Dreams

An unknown author wrote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” Beautifully complementing those words, Oprah Winfrey said: “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Dreams are the … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Exam… the Black Dot

A dear friend recently shared an inspirational video, Exam Lesson, with me suggesting that it may be very worthwhile sharing it with our Three Minute Leadership family given the world in which we are living. Yet something was telling me … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Arrow

It is said that to launch an arrow it needs to be first pulled back before it can soar. In this simple metaphor, great leaders see the immeasurable value of stepping back before moving forward as they undertake another part … Continue reading

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We Become What We Think

In his weekly blog post, Philip Humbert speaks to great leaders of the power and magic their thoughts have in shaping their life. Drawing from the life of Henry David Thoreau, he writes: “In many ways he was the poorest … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Aspirations

“Aspiration is dissatisfaction with the gap between now and not-yet. Aspiration is dissatisfaction with who-you-are-now and who-you-hope-to-be in the future” writes Dan Rockwell. Another way of saying this is that aspiration is the fiery goal inspired by passion and commitment to … Continue reading

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On the Power of Small Wins

Legendary coach, John Wooden, wrote: “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Don’t look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when … Continue reading

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On Character

Great leaders know that character is the essence of all that they are. It is their cornerstone and statement of their life, and heard and seen in their words and actions. It is character that builds the trust and respect … Continue reading

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On Delighting in Sacrifice

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Great leaders know that success is about hard work, going the above-and-beyond and making sacrifices for longer-term goals. In his blog post, Delighting … Continue reading

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Standing on Your Mountain

In her recent visit to Seton Hall University to speak at the University’s Executive Suite Lecture Series, Liz Claman, anchor of the Fox Business Network show Countdown to the Closing Bell, began her talk saying: “Success is standing on a … Continue reading

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