Tag Archives: Value

On Being in the Right Place

A friend recently shared a story by Steven K. Scott which reminds great leaders of the great value of culture in organizations and its impact on people. A father said to his daughter: You graduated with honors, here is a … 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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A New View of Hope

So often we hear people say the words: “I hope that I….” To those words is an immediate response from great leaders: “Hope is not a plan.” These words beg a call for action – to move from simply wishing … 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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Did You Earn Your Dollar?

A dear friend recently shared a story with me about what his father taught him about life and hard work. His father lived until the age of 97 – a beautiful life filled with family, happiness and hard work. He … Continue reading

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The Gifts of a “Big Picture” Mindset

Michel de Montaigne wrote: “The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.” Great leaders live every moment of their life. … Continue reading

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We Are That Profound Secret and Mystery to Each Other

In his novel, The Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens writes: “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a … Continue reading

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Our Relentless Commitment to Never, Ever Give Up

Ceaselessness is a relentless passion to achieve. It embodies a mindset where obstacles are not perceived as insurmountable, but merely things to be overcome. It is a magical combination of resilience and persistence and one of the foundation pillars of … Continue reading

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Wisdom of John Wooden for Great Leaders

John Wooden’s life continues to be a magnificent inspiration to great leaders. May each of us pause a few brief moments to reflect on his words that we may find in them a gift, a learning – one that will … Continue reading

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You Already Have Everything You Need… Now Just Stretch

In his Time Magazine article, How to Create More from What You Already Have, Scott Sonenshein  challenges the traditional belief that more is better, that more means greater success. He suggests that with this approach “We overlook the value of what’s already in hand…. Over … Continue reading

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