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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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