Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

On Choices… the Hinges of Destiny

Every step in life’s journey involves a choice. Every choice determines our future direction. Every choice has consequences. Denis Waitley captures this beautifully writing: “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that … 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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A Pause to Reflect on Your Life as a Great Leader

Brief moments of quiet pause and reflection speckle the life of the great leader’s journey. They refresh, reinvigorate and rekindle the burning embers that fire their passion and life’s purpose. Below are some powerful and inspirational insights on leadership and … Continue reading

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Always Be Present, Read the Signs, Stay in Your Lane and Never Back Up More Than You Have To

In her Leaders & Daughters article, Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President for Retail at Apple and the former CEO of Burberry, writes to her daughters, Sommer and Angelina, to provide them advice on navigating their future life’s journey. Her message … Continue reading

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Standing on Your Mountain

In her recent visit to Seton Hall University to speak at the University’s Executive Suite Lecture Series, Liz Claman, anchor of the Fox Business Network show Countdown to the Closing Bell, began her talk saying: “Success is standing on a … Continue reading

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I Am the Master of My Fate, I Am the Captain of My Soul

In a scene from the 2009 movie Invictus, Nelson Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman, is meeting with Francois Pienaar, played by Matt Dillon, the captain of the Springbok Rugby Team which is preparing for the 1995 World Cup. Mandela asks … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of Terror… the Best Things in Life

“On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things of life.” Will Smith speaks these words in his video, Will Smith Talks About Fear, in which he shares his first skydiving experience: “Terror, terror, terror, … Continue reading

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On the Meaning of Significance in the Life of a Great Leader

A dear friend, a senior executive of a major financial institution, once shared with me a problem with which he was struggling. He said that while he had been very fortunate in life in terms of the great successes he … Continue reading

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On Resilience … a Key in Decision-Making

In his recent blog post, How Managers Become Leaders: Resilience, George S. Everly, Jr. writes: “… managers who failed at leadership were those who lacked the ability to make difficult decisions.” He believes the reason for this is that they lack resilience: “In order to … Continue reading

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Did He Have Passion?

In the movie, Serendipity, we hear an inspiring and memorable quote: “You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: ‘Did he have passion?’” While there is little evidence to confirm the validity that … Continue reading

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