Tag Archives: Power

On Our Greatness Within

We all have something unique within us that we can bring forth to help us succeed. Whether it’s a skill, a passion, or a personality trait, we can harness our individual strengths to push through difficult times. As the poet, … Continue reading

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On the Joyous Freedom Imagination Brings

Albert Einstein wrote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Einstein’s words bring an … Continue reading

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A Space to Grow

In a quote often ascribed to Victor Frankl, great leaders find one of the most powerful spaces in their life’s journey: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In … Continue reading

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On Seeing Beyond the Mirror

In his blog post, The Trap of Insightful Selection, Seth Godin shares a story that provides a powerful analogy of the human selection process and a lesson that  great leaders learn from it. “’Which one do you want?’ – There … Continue reading

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The Franklin Effect

In his recent blog post, Marshall Goldsmith, speaks with Dr. Steven Berglas about the Franklin Effect. Berglas tells the story of Ben Franklin and his relationship with a powerful individual “who was negatively disposed to him.” “Instead of ingratiating the … Continue reading

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The Decisive Element in Life … You

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.” What an awesome statement of the power that great leaders hold, that we each hold in our life. He adds: “It is my personal approach … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Warren Bennis, “The Father of Leadership”

Bill George, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and author, wrote of the passing of Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant and author: “… a giant oak has fallen with an impact felt throughout the world…. Just as … Continue reading

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On Greatness – Input from Frances Hesselbein

A dear friend who receives my weekly note, Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute (founded as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), former CEO for the Girl Scouts of the USA and recipient of the Presidential … Continue reading

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