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On the Joy of Giving

Albert Pine (aka Paine) writes: ‘What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” One of the grandest gifts that great leaders give to those whom they serve is … Continue reading

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A Leaders One Word of Advice… and a Request for Your Advice

In his recent blog post, My One Word of Advice – V3.1, Dan Rockwell shares the responses he received from leaders to the question: “What advice would you give if you could only give one word of advice?” Their responses … Continue reading

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On the Joy and Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman writes: “IQ and technical skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of Leadership.” Leadership starts from within. It is a bedrock skill. All ideas, results, visions, strategies and goals, big and small, are operationalized … Continue reading

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The Giving Tree

Sheldon Silverstein wrote a beautiful children’s picture book, The Giving Tree. It is the story of love between a boy and his friend, the tree. It is both a reminder and lesson for great leaders in the joy, value and … Continue reading

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You Are Capable of More Than You Think

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine,” writes Roy Bennett. It is the power and joy of self-belief that empowers and frees great leaders to … Continue reading

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On Delighting in Sacrifice

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Great leaders know that success is about hard work, going the above-and-beyond and making sacrifices for longer-term goals. In his blog post, Delighting … Continue reading

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Beyond a Life of Success… A Life of Significance

“It’s not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute…that gives meaning to our lives” writes Tony Robbins. John Maxwell adds greater depth to those words saying: “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is what … Continue reading

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The Warrior Ethos

In his book, In Extremis Leadership: Leading As If Your Life Depended On It, retired Brigadier General, Thomas Kolditz, shares the Warrior Ethos. “I will always place the mission first.” “I will never accept defeat.” “I will never quit.” “I … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds of Trees Under Which You Will Never Sit

At the 2011 West Point Global Leadership Conference, Colonel Tom Kolditz, then Head of the United States Military Academy’s Behavior Sciences Division at West Point, in his concluding remarks said: “It is not about the students.” When his words were … Continue reading

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The Five Levels of Leadership

In his book, The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential, John Maxwell, leadership author, shares his powerful five levels of leadership: The 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP Level 1 – Position – Rights (granted by the position) … Continue reading

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