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Everyone Wants to Be a Frog Man/Frog Woman on Friday

Andy Stumpf, retired member of the US Navy SEAL Team 3, shares with great leaders his compelling insights on the importance of perseverance in difficult times and never giving up. Everyone wants to be a Frogman on Friday. One of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bridge

A friend, a university professor, recently shared a story with me about how a mis-spoken sentence turned into a great learning and insight. Toward the end of his class, he was reviewing the course syllabus about what was ahead in … Continue reading

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The Books of Great Knowledge

When great leaders have walked into libraries, they find there diverse treasures of great knowledge, wisdom and insights. There is so much to be learned. They know, also, that there is another magnificent library of learning in each encounter they … Continue reading

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You Are Capable of More Than You Think

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine,” writes Roy Bennett. It is the power and joy of self-belief that empowers and frees great leaders to … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Living Your Potential

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” His words speak to the power of one’s potential which awaits release in the moment of our decision. Our potential is … Continue reading

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Don’t Just…

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is going beyond them into the impossible” writes Arthur Clarke. It is this that differentiates great leader from their peers taking them from just meeting expectations to delivering the extraordinary, from … Continue reading

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Rut or Groove – When All Is Going Well, Are You in a Rut or a Groove?

The paths of great leaders are etched with the marks of the ruts and grooves that arise on their life’s journey.  The ruts and grooves appear similar at times, but the journey that accompanies them is vastly different. Herein lies … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out

Jean Paul, German Romantic writer, wrote: “The more sand [that] has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” The experiences of years are the great teachers in the lives of great leaders. Every … 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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The Maximus Principle – Casualties Are Sometimes Acceptable

In his blog post, The Maximus Principle – Casualties Are Acceptable, Chris Widener writes: “Anytime you move your organization to the next level, there will be casualties. Many leaders try to take their organizations forward with no casualties. But this is the fact: … Continue reading

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