Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Learnings from the Longest Study on Happiness

In his Ted talk, What Makes a Good Life?, Robert Waldinger shares the results of the longest study on happiness.  It was conducted by the Harvard Study of Adult Development and started in 1938. Waldinger is the fourth director of … Continue reading

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On the Value and Joy of Challenge

Mark Twain tells great leaders: “The ability to find solutions to life’s challenges is what makes us grow as a person.” Leaders emerge from and grow from challenges. Greater strength and determination are the natural outcomes of these challenges/trials. Challenges … Continue reading

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Plan Your Funeral, Start Early, by Being Kind

In a recent Knowledge@Wharton article, Remembering Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.: Lessons from a Compassionate Leader, Huntsman writes: “I have attended many funerals in my life…. I have never heard in a funeral that this person made a lot of money … Continue reading

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On Finding Your “Why”

In a quote attributed to Mark Twain, we read the words: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” John Maxwell in his book, The Power of … Continue reading

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Listen, or Your Tongue Will Keep You Deaf

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” the Dalai Lama tells great leaders. It is that simple message great leaders know and embrace deeply – they don’t … Continue reading

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The Spark and the Grind

George Bernard Shaw speaks to great leaders of creativity in these words: “Imaginations is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” In his mesmerizing new book, The … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Rest

To stretch and push their limits relentlessly, passionately and excitedly pursue new challenges and opportunities, and test the bounds of their perseverance and energies in the  daily routines their professional and personal life offer are well-known companions to the great leaders’ … Continue reading

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Be Provocative – Rattle Some Cages

In his inspiring book, UNthink, Erik Wahl, teaches great leaders the power of their creative genius: “Once you learn to unthink how you live and work – everything will change …. And it begins when you see who you truly are.” Being provocative … Continue reading

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