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On the Excitement and Joy of Enthusiasm

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars,” wrote Henry Ford. It is the magical elixir that ignites your passion, brings you energy and enthusiasm and strengthens your will and commitment to move from plans to … Continue reading

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On the Value of Being Challenged

Henry Ford said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” His words speak to the importance of challenges, difficulties, problems and complications to the great leaders’ growth … Continue reading

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On the Value of Thinking the Opposite

In his book, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite, Paul Arden challenges great leaders to expand their thinking by challenging their own views and taking the risk and challenge to see the world differently. In the chapter, The Age of … Continue reading

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A Life of Possibilities

The lives of great leaders are collages of dreams accomplished. The dreams were once only possibilities the world saw as impossible. Let us take a few brief moments to reflect on the thoughts of other great leaders about impossibilities. “There … Continue reading

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A Lesson on “How Not to Hit the Wall”

A friend recently shared a story about his friend’s race-car driving experience, and the lesson his friend learned. A friend of mine took a course teaching race-car driving on a circuit track. The main lesson he said he learned was … Continue reading

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A Chance to Show How Badly We Want Something

In his book, The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch, spoke about the power of passion, focus and perseverance say: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Potential Is Only Realized Through Focus

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of the modern assembly line, said: “There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.” In his words we find a measurement … Continue reading

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