Tag Archives: Impact

First Impression… One Chance

Great leaders understand the value and importance of first impressions in business, professional or personal relations. The phrase, “You only get one chance,” is one they know well. In his recent blog post, One at a Time, Over and Over, … Continue reading

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On Greatness

Kobe Bryant was once asked: “What is your definition of greatness?” In his beautiful simplicity and humanity, he said: “I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you. I think that’s what greatness is or … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cows and Buffalos

In his blog post, Be the Buffalo and Face Life’s Storms, Rory Vaden shares a metaphor on the learnings that the actions of cows and buffalos bring to great leaders in how they react during storms. Growing up in eastern … Continue reading

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Because of You…

In his blog post, The Daily Dose, Devin Hughes reminds great leaders to reflect on the impact their words, actions, gestures, attitudes and behaviors on those whom they touch and serve in the course of their magnificent journey. You might … Continue reading

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It’s All Your Decision

Mahatma Gandhi said: “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” What a beautiful statement of the power of choice that great leaders hold! They realize that they can choose the impact of what the world and people … 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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Planting Seeds of Trees Under Which You Will Never Sit

At the 2011 West Point Global Leadership Conference, Colonel Tom Kolditz, then Head of the United States Military Academy’s Behavior Sciences Division at West Point, in his concluding remarks said: “It is not about the students.” When his words were … Continue reading

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It All Matters

Some of life’s greatest learnings come from those unexpected moments that cause a quiet pause of personal reflection on what matters in life. It was early morning.  The alarm sounded. It was time to wake up and go for my … Continue reading

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It’s Our Wake That Matters

In his recent blog post, The Secret to Expanding Influence by Wooing Hearts, Dan Rockwell shares his interview with Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store®. Rockwell asked Tindell: “What do you like to tell young leaders?” Tindell responded: “I … Continue reading

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On Words

In her book, The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield writes:  “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, … Continue reading

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