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On the Joy of Imagination

Albert Einstein speaks to imagination’s importance and its critical value in the lives of great leaders, writing: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, … Continue reading

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The 10 Laws of Trust

In his article, How Smart Leaders Build Trust, Theodore Kinni writes about Joel Peterson’s, CEO JetBlue, book, The 10 Laws of Trust.  Peterson, he writes, defines trust as a “giving up of control, at some level to another person…. Trust … Continue reading

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You Already Have Everything You Need… Now Just Stretch

In his Time Magazine article, How to Create More from What You Already Have, Scott Sonenshein  challenges the traditional belief that more is better, that more means greater success. He suggests that with this approach “We overlook the value of what’s already in hand…. Over … Continue reading

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Beliefs Embraced by Great Leaders

Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, writing in the HBR Blog in May 2010, 12 Things Good Bosses Believe,  and in his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, defines in what he describes as an “evidence based approach” the … Continue reading

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We Are What We Repeatedly Do

Stephen Covey wrote: “Our character is basically a composition of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” Our habits, then, are the building blocks of character. A recent Leading Blog, 20 Habits to Build Your … Continue reading

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A Journey of Divine Discontent

“We have a divine discontent with our performance. It is an antidote to smugness.” These words, written by David Ogilvy, Founder of Ogilvy and Mather International Advertising Company, are the company’s guiding philosophy – one that shapes the corporate culture … Continue reading

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On Will Power

Vince Lombardi, renowned football coach, said: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” It is the will to challenge, experiment and innovate. It … Continue reading

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Combining What Exists into What Has Never Existed Before

Sun Tzu, Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher, in The Art of War wrote: “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are … Continue reading

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