Tag Archives: Strength

Management Is About Human Beings

In the final years of his life Peter Drucker, recognized as the Father of Modern Management, captured lifelong learning in his book, The Definitive Drucker. In his discussion of People and Knowledge, he begins with a statement of his life-long … Continue reading

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Energy, Not Time, Is the Fundamental Currency of High Performance

In their book, The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz remind great leaders about the power of energy in living a life of purpose and success. The following statement brings surgical focus to their message: “Energy, not … Continue reading

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It’s All Interrelated

In a recent Reflections from Holstee blog post, It’s All Related, Dave Radparvar reminds great leaders of life’s “inescapable network of mutuality” through the powerful words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “In a real sense all life is interrelated. All persons are caught in an inescapable network … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Agouti

The Agouti, a small animal found in rainforests and other tropical basins, is one of the very few animals who can open a brazil nut. The Agouti has a special gift. It is distinctive in nature. Unique in this ability, … Continue reading

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The Questions

In his book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, John Maxwell shares the questions he believes good (may I suggest ‘great’) leaders should ask of themselves. Maxwell said he was inspired to develop them as the result of a conversation that he had with … Continue reading

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Going Where the Puck Will Be

Wayne Gretzky, former Canadian professional ice hockey player and called by sports writers “the greatest hockey player ever”, said of himself: “I couldn’t beat people with my strength. I don’t have a hard shot. I’m not the quickest skater in … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Mountain Top

At a recent meeting I had the opportunity to hear and meet an extraordinary and inspirational woman, Paula Franzese, who shared a wonderful learning for great leaders. She told the story of a monk who each morning made a difficult … Continue reading

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Leader as Mentor

In a recent blog, Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor,  Dan Rockwell captures the great leader’s responsibility to grow and develop others – to see in others what they do not see, their incredible gifts, talents and potential, and help … Continue reading

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Will Power

Vince Lombardi, legendary American football coach, said:  “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”  Commenting on Lombardi’s words Tony Robbins, self-help author,  … Continue reading

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Lesson from the Butterfly

Recently, I came across a simple story that provides great leaders a deeper understanding of the wonderful value that struggle provides in enriching their life’s journey. A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, … Continue reading

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