Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

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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A Vigilant Mindset

It is the great leaders’ daily ritual in the quiet of the morning – their mind goes through the day ahead: family responsibilities to take care of, personal to-do’s, business schedule, evening commitments (a late night ahead?), then home again. … Continue reading

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“It’s Not What You Look at That Matters. It’s What You See”

Henry David Thoreau writes: “It is not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” These words provide great leaders a beautiful moment of reflection. They think of how wonderfully unique each of us is. We see life … Continue reading

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Everything Matters

Manual Lima, in his TED Talk, A Visual History of Human Knowledge, concludes his presentation with a quote from Bruce Mau’s book, Massive Change: “When everything is connected to everything else, for better or for worse, everything matters.” Great leaders value the power of connectivity. … Continue reading

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The Black Dot

Nikos Kazantzakis wrote: “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” How great leaders see their world creates their realities. The story of the “Black Dot” captures this simple truth. “A young professor held up a piece of … Continue reading

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The Magic and Power You Hold … in Your Dreams, Imagination and Believing

Henry David Thoreau wrote: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Great leaders pause and reflect a brief moment on … Continue reading

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The World Is Your Oyster

“Most men live lives of quiet desperation.” These words from Henry Thoreau’s book Walden are used as the introduction to Philip Humbert’s article, Can’t Life Be Better Than This? He cautions: “Don’t let that happen to you!” Every single day, … Continue reading

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Your Words Can Change a Life Forever

“You are only a stranger once. Put your hand out. Reach out to someone.  They may change your life.”  And “You must learn something new each and every day.”  These are among the many words of wisdom a friend’s mother … Continue reading

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The Magic of Imagination

Albert Einstein wrote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand…. Imagination is everything. It … Continue reading

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Your Alphabet… You Make the Words

Seth Godin’s recent blog post, Alphabets, provides a magnificent metaphor about how great leaders utilize their assets.  Gutenberg’s typesetting machine, he writes, used collections of used to compose an infinite number of printed words. How do great leaders maximize use of … Continue reading

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