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The Beauty and Joy of Trust

In his book, Leaders, Warren Bennis wrote: “An organization’s only unforgivable sin is the betrayal of trust. Trust is the emotional glue that bonds followers and leaders together. Whether it is a professional or personal matter, there is something that … Continue reading

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On the Value and Joy of Challenge

Mark Twain tells great leaders: “The ability to find solutions to life’s challenges is what makes us grow as a person.” Leaders emerge from and grow from challenges. Greater strength and determination are the natural outcomes of these challenges/trials. Challenges … Continue reading

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There Need to Be Things That Inspire You

In her recent blog post, Ali Montag, Elon Musk Explains His Motivation to Succeed: “There Needs to Be Things That Inspire You”, writes about Elon Musk and the mindset that inspires and fuels his success. As founder of SpaceX,  Musk’s … Continue reading

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The Joy of Edges

Kurt Vonnegut wrote: “I want to stand as close to the edge without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” This is the excitement, joy and passion that great leaders experience … Continue reading

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On Being Remarkable

John Green asks the profound question of great leaders: “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” They understand that to do something remarkable, they need to be remarkable – daring and risk-taking, discontent with the … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Less

In his recent article in Talent.com, The Pursuit of Less, Frank Kalman shares great leadership learnings about the value of being an essentialist leader. Drawing from Greg McKeown’s book, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” he starts with a view … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: If I Had to Do It Over Again

Stephen Covey in his Seven Habits of Highly Effectively People, teaches us the habit of “First Things First” – setting our priorities and doing those things that are important.  In his book, Developing Great Leaders, John Maxwell adds a wonderful … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership – Failing Forward

  Andre Malraux wrote: “Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: Your Mood and Behaviors Drive Others’ Moods and Behaviors

We know that great leadership starts at the top in providing the direction, strategy and values of an organization. But there is much more that starts at the top as Daniel Goleman (the man who introduced the world to ’emotional … Continue reading

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