Tag Archives: Optimism

Lessons from an Exam… the Black Dot

A dear friend recently shared an inspirational video, Exam Lesson, with me suggesting that it may be very worthwhile sharing it with our Three Minute Leadership family given the world in which we are living. Yet something was telling me … Continue reading

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On the Power of Optimism

In their book, The Truth About Leadership, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner suggest that forward-looking ranks second only to honesty as the most admired characteristic of great leaders. They write: “The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is the defining competence of leaders.” It is they who … Continue reading

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The Black Dot

Nikos Kazantzakis wrote: “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” How great leaders see their world creates their realities. The story of the “Black Dot” captures this simple truth. “A young professor held up a piece of … Continue reading

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Optimism’s Magic

“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him,” wrote Zig Ziglar. It is that magical power gives great leaders eyes to light the darkness, an expectation of positive outcome, a focus on seeing … Continue reading

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