Tag Archives: Motivation

On the Transformative Power of Inspirational Leadership

“Inspiration is the wind beneath the wings of progress,” wrote an unknown author. In the realm of great leadership, inspirational leadership, like a guiding star, shines above all others. It is the heartbeat of transformation and the driving force that … Continue reading

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On Greatness

Kobe Bryant was once asked: “What is your definition of greatness?” In his beautiful simplicity and humanity, he said: “I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you. I think that’s what greatness is or … Continue reading

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On the Joy and Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman writes: “IQ and technical skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of Leadership.” Leadership starts from within. It is a bedrock skill. All ideas, results, visions, strategies and goals, big and small, are operationalized … 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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The Questions

In his book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, John Maxwell shares the questions he believes good (may I suggest ‘great’) leaders should ask of themselves. Maxwell said he was inspired to develop them as the result of a conversation that he had with … Continue reading

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On Talking to Yourself

How did a man in his fifties complete two triathlons back to back? How did he do it six times? What was it that gave him the drive, fortitude and mindset to accomplish these incredible feats?  In his blog post, The Best … Continue reading

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The Measure of Life

“Life is not measured by what we get out of it; life is measured by what you put into it.” The words were gently spoken in a homily celebrating the life of a very dear friend who recently passed away. As a father, … 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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The Five Levels of Leadership

In his book, The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential, John Maxwell, leadership author, shares his powerful five levels of leadership: The 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP Level 1 – Position – Rights (granted by the position) … Continue reading

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In his new book, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, John Maxwell writes about the importance of hope: “Hope is a beautiful thing. It shines brightest when the hour is darkest. Hope sings when all melodies are gone. It believes … Continue reading

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