Tag Archives: POEM

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

A friend recently shared with me a beautiful poem, When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking, by Mary Korzan. It is written to her mother in a child’s words. She speaks of the simple experiences she observed, and how they impacted … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Different View of the Pandemic

In a recent MERI Center Blog is a poem by Lynn Ungar about the pandemic. It opens great leaders’ eyes to a beautiful new way of seeing and living in this difficult time. Pandemic What if you thought of it … 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 Self-Knowledge

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom,” wrote Aristotle. Lao Tzu tells us: “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” And from the inscription in the forecourt of the Temple Apollo at Delphi we read: “Know thyself.” It is the starting point of the great leader’s learning … Continue reading

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Be Willing to…

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, wrote:  “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.”  In a recent article, Be Willing To…, Ralph Marston, writer, shares his thoughts on the beautiful rewards great leaders receive when they act … Continue reading

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Live a Life That Matters

The lives of great leaders are filled with continuous learning. Even the simplicity of a birthday provides one of these wonderful opportunities.  I recently had a birthday, and a friend shared with me a wonderful gift, a poem.  Its message … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: the Greatest of Changes

Leonard Tolstoy wrote:  “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  This is not an optimistic view of the human kind, and certainly not the view for those whose journey it is to explore the … Continue reading

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