Tag Archives: Mother Teresa

On the Value of Our Personal Connections

We don’t live alone in the world. Each day brings the opportunity to connect with someone. It could be a simple hello, a conversation or a discussion. In each interaction, whether in words (spoken or written) or body language, as … Continue reading

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Your Gift to You This Year Ahead… Peace of Mind

In this year ahead, may you grant yourself joy, happiness and peace of mind. With bold intentions, seek that inner space of quiet where you free yourself of the constraints of ‘have to’s’ and ‘should do’s’ and be released from … Continue reading

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On the Power of Your Impact

“Who are we, if not measured by the impact we have on others,” wrote Carl Sagan. Words, attitudes, behaviors, actions all have an impact on those who receive them. Even a smile on our face or the softness of our … Continue reading

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On the Ripples You Make

The Dalai Lama wrote, “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” His words are a gentle reminder to great leaders of the impact of everything they … Continue reading

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The Joy of Life

“What is the joy of life?” It is a profound question which great leaders continually ask of themselves during their life’s magnificent journey. It serves to set focus, establish priorities, create urgencies, expand horizons and dream dreams undreamed. Marcus Aurelius … Continue reading

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On Seeking First to Understand

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” wrote Leonardo Da Vinci.  John F. Kennedy said: “Too often, we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” Great leaders  recognize that, sometimes, opinions – theirs and … Continue reading

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The Most Important Words a Leader Can Speak

Fictional character, Albus Dumbledore, in the film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, reminds great leaders of the power of words: “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” They are thoughts that have come alive.  Wisely chosen and humbly … Continue reading

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On Words

In her book, The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield writes:  “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, … Continue reading

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On Greatness

John Maxwell, leadership author and motivational speaker, shared the following quotes on greatness in his recent Leadership Wired email. GREATNESS “Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

In a recent SmartBrief Leadership article, 21st-Century Leadership Learnings from 2,500 Years Ago, Deb Mills-Scofield, writes about the virtues that Aristotle suggested as a guide to a “happy life”: courage, faith, hope, love, prudence and temperance. Her words on Aristotle’s … Continue reading

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