Tag Archives: Influence

The Gift of You

“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention” wrote Jim Rohn. Hannah Brencher said, “The best gift you are ever going to give someone – the permission to feel safe in their own … 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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Change Is Nature

In a recent Holstee Reflection blog, Dave Radparvar shares the story of Remy from the Pixar film, Ratatouille. In it, great leaders are reminded of the living presence of change as part of their life and the world in which … Continue reading

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Be-Know-Do Model of Leadership

In his blog post, Be-Know-Do, The Army’s Leadership Model, BG Allen shares the U. S. Army’s simple, but profound, leadership model, Be-Know-Do. BE – this is all about your character as a leader and is foundational to your ability to lead.  It gives you the courage … Continue reading

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The Limits of Our Potential Await Us

In his 2005 TED presentation, Why Did I Ski to the North Pole, Ben Saunders, pioneering polar explorer and record-breaking long-distance skier, shares his incredible journey. “It is a journey that is right at the limit of human capability,” he … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Warren Bennis, “The Father of Leadership”

Bill George, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and author, wrote of the passing of Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant and author: “… a giant oak has fallen with an impact felt throughout the world…. Just as … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Time Alone to Look Within

In a recent article, “Discover and Be Who You Are,” Philip Humbert poignantly reminds us of the critical importance of ‘time alone’ in our continuing journey of self-discovery.  Time alone provides us with those cherished, quiet moments in our lives in … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: The Position Myth

One of the great myths about leadership is a belief that one must be at the top if one is to be considered a leader. The limiting impact of this belief is that it John Maxwell in The 21 Irrefutable … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Living by Example

Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, philosopher and physician, writes: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others… it is the only thing.”  The example given by great leaders are their teachings gathered from a life of learning.  It … 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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