Tag Archives: Kahlil Gibran

On the Meaning of Significance in the Life of a Great Leader

A dear friend, a senior executive of a major financial institution, once shared with me a problem with which he was struggling. He said that while he had been very fortunate in life in terms of the great successes he … Continue reading

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On Self-Knowledge

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom,” wrote Aristotle. Lao Tzu tells us: “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” And from the inscription in the forecourt of the Temple Apollo at Delphi we read: “Know thyself.” It is the starting point of the great leader’s learning … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Looking at the Stars

In his 1893 play, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde wrote:  “We are all is the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” While not a positive picture of a state of life, the poignant statement beautifully captures … Continue reading

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