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A Lesson from Candles

We are holding a lit and unlit candle. We light the unlit candle with the lit one. What we see is that the lighted one has not lost its original glow. It has simply passed its light to the other … Continue reading

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If You Took This Pill, You Could Live for Five Hundred More Years… Would You Take the Pill?

In the TV Discovery series, The Last Alaskans, Heimo Korth, speaking of his love and joy of life living in Alaska, said: “If I live to 80, I only have 20 more years, man. That ain’t long. I don’t want … 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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When You Were Born, You Cried and the World Rejoiced

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you” writes Dr. Seuss. His words underline the beautiful and joyous uniqueness of the gifts every individual brings to the world. It … Continue reading

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The Most Important Words a Leader Can Speak

Fictional character, Albus Dumbledore, in the film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, reminds great leaders of the power of words: “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” They are thoughts that have come alive.  Wisely chosen and humbly … Continue reading

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The Impossible Question – When Was the Moment You Became a Great Leader?

In Simon Sinek’s video, Inspirational Speech About Love, Sinek shares the critical importance of consistency in the development of extraordinary leaders and their impact on those whom they serve. He begins his discussion with a question to his guest: “Do … Continue reading

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Your Legacy Is Every Life You’ve Touched

In her Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey’s message to the graduating class was “The biggest reward is not financial benefits, though it’s really good, you can get a lot of great shoes! Those of you … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Success = A Daring Destination + Servant Leadership

Jonathan Maze, reporting on the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference 2015, captures Cheryl Bachelder’s, CEO of Popeye’s Lousiana Kitchen Inc., thoughts on how servant leadership can yield success.  Bachelder, he writes, believes that there are traditionally two types of leaders: “Those who focus … 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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Turning Passion on Its Head

In his recent blog post, Turning Passion on Its Head, Seth Godin suggests a shift in focus from doing what we love to loving what we do. Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the … Continue reading

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