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On the Value and Joy of Challenging Yourself

In his recent blog, Challenge Yourself, John Maxwell suggests to great leaders that they go beyond the daily challenges they receive from others and challenge themselves. He says: “You know your strengths. You know your dreams. You know your heart. … Continue reading

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On Good, Better, Best… the Great Leader’s Unending Journey to Greatness

Good, better, best – beautiful stepping stones in the great leader’s continuing growth and development. Each step is both a beginning and ending point, a movement from the ‘as is’ to the ‘what can be’. The ‘best’, itself, is not … Continue reading

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The Magnificence of Leadershifts

A part of the excitement and joy in the daily life of great leaders is their continuing drive to go beyond the familiarity, peace and quiet of their comfort zone to stretch themselves to find something more – to do … Continue reading

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What You Look for Is What You’ll See

Speaking of lessons he was taught by his father, John Maxwell said: “What you look for is what you’ll see, and what you see is how you treat people.” Simply said, if we look for the worst in others, that … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Creativity

Writing on the joy of creativity, Dr. Seuss tells great leaders: “Think left and think right, and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” It is that magical power we hold … Continue reading

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On Being in the Right Place

A friend recently shared a story by Steven K. Scott which reminds great leaders of the great value of culture in organizations and its impact on people. A father said to his daughter: You graduated with honors, here is a … Continue reading

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On Commitment

“If I’m committed, there is always a way” wrote Tony Robbins. For great leaders, it is their passionate commitment to a vision, purpose, cause or goal that unlocks the possibilities of bringing them to reality. They don’t allow themselves to … Continue reading

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On Being an Encourager

George M. Adams wrote: “There are high spots in all our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement of someone else.” His words speak to the joyous power of encouragement. Encouragement is that magical gift that great … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Giving

Albert Pine (aka Paine) writes: ‘What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” One of the grandest gifts that great leaders give to those whom they serve is … Continue reading

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On Getting a Bigger Frying Pan – the Power of Expectations

In a recent Minute with Maxwell blog, John Maxwell speaks to great leaders of the importance of creating a bigger world of expectations in their professional and personal life. He brings this thought to life in the story of an … Continue reading

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