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On Embracing the Edge and Stepping into the Unknown

Life often brings us to the precipice of the familiar, urging us to venture beyond the light we know into the vast, uncharted darkness of the unknown. It is at this edge that Patrick Overton’s words resonate with profound clarity: “When we walk … Continue reading

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On Believing in the Unseen Answers

Chris Powell wrote, “Belief gives you the power to achieve the extraordinary.” It is the magical key which creates an aspirational mindset and opens the world of possibility. For when there is a problem, it will always say, “I will find the … Continue reading

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On the Gifts of Opportunities

Opportunities are the magical door openers of exploration. They are portals to new learnings of self-discovery. They are openings to unexplored paths on which self-imposed limits and boundaries are escaped. In all that they offer, they are often missed because … Continue reading

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The Magic of Belief

The life of Thomas Alva Edison has many great learnings for great leaders. There is a little known story, however, of the impact that his Mother had on his life and the great lesson it holds for great leaders. One … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Planarian Worm

In a New York Times article about the planarian flatworm, great leaders find inspiration about the power of the indomitable human spirit. The planarian flatworm is found globally. It has the unique ability to grow back its body parts. “You … 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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Never Give Up

There comes times in the lives of all great leaders when they are pushed to their physical, emotional, mental or spiritual limits. Fatigued, exhausted and drained by their experiences, they still relentlessly pursue their journey. They never give up.  It … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Satisfaction

There come times in the life of great leaders and organizations when satisfaction with the successes they have achieved becomes the impediment to future growth. They say: “I have great success. I accomplished what I had set out to do … Continue reading

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Life Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends

In his book, A Comfortable Situation, Kip Davis writes: “When we become comfortable, do you know what happens around us? Absolutely nothing. Each day becomes just like the one before. We do what we have always done, therefore we get … Continue reading

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What If….?

If there are two words in the great leaders’ toolbox that drive extraordinary, value-added change, be it in their professional or personal life or in the lives of those whom they serve, they are: “What if….?”  Their power is immense.  … Continue reading

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