Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

What You Look for Is What You’ll See

Speaking of lessons he was taught by his father, John Maxwell said: “What you look for is what you’ll see, and what you see is how you treat people.” Simply said, if we look for the worst in others, that … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Living Your Potential

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” His words speak to the power of one’s potential which awaits release in the moment of our decision. Our potential is … Continue reading

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Our Individual Definition of Success

Great leaders each have a unique definition of what success in life means. Writing about success, Anne Sweeney beautifully captures this uniqueness writing:  “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re … Continue reading

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Taking Your Gut Instinct Ability to Higher Levels

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.” We have probably all heard many variations on this, all supporting the same theme. For example: “Always trust your gut. It knows what your … Continue reading

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Our Own Daily Reminder of What It Is to Have Succeeded

In her recent CNBC MAKE IT blog post, Sara Berger shares the inspiring post that Jeff Bezos keeps on his refrigerator door as a daily reminder of his day ahead. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of … Continue reading

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The Sidewalks of Life

Sidewalks provide great leaders a meaningful metaphor of their life’s journey. We have all seen them – those carefully laid sidewalks, and  branching from them worn paths through grass that people have trodden, with both paths arriving at the same … Continue reading

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A Journey Mindset Changes Everything

Great leaders know Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous words about life’s journey: Life is a journey, not a destination.”  Greg Anderson adds to this writing: “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Pause for a moment in … Continue reading

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The Four Essentials of Great Achievement

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.” In a recent blog, Achieve Any Goal, Philip Humbert shared his insights on the four critical essentials for achieving extraordinary levels of professional and personal growth. His work is based on his … Continue reading

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The Five Temptations of a CEO

Tom Peters tells great leaders: “We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc.” Whether in the role of the individual contributor or the actual CEO of the company, we are the CEO of the business we own – “Me, Inc.” the work … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: The Character of Leaders

Recently a friend and I were discussing leadership, both professional and personal, and the apparent lack thereof in the current economic environment.  He is a brilliant man, a Ph.D. in Finance and International Business.   As we concluded our conversation, with a … Continue reading

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