Tag Archives: Vision

On the Power of Dreams

Cesar Chavez tells great leaders: “To make a great dream come true, first requires a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.” It is from dreams that visions arise, and from visions strategy;from strategy goals and from goals results. Dreams … Continue reading

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Lessons in Leadership – Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules

Colin Powell reminds great leaders: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work…. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence … Continue reading

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Focus on “The One Thing”

Gary Keller  and Jay Papasan in their book, The One Thing, open with the Russian proverb: “If you chase two rabbits… you will not catch either one.” This simple phrase starts a magnificent journey of discovery for great leaders as … Continue reading

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The Ride of Your Life

In his book, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon shares his thoughts on ten rules he suggests that great leaders should follow to bring energy to their life, work and those whom they serve. In these rules, we find the call for personal ownership, … Continue reading

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The Invisible Places

In her book, The Tale of Wolf, His Snake Oil and a Skunk, Lizabeth Phelps shares a fable of the Wolf and Skunk. It provides a powerful insight into the importance of thought leadership in the lives of great leaders. In the fable, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Giant Bamboo Tree

In Don Miller’s Trading Journal, Miller shares Eric Aronson’s story, Keep Watering Your Bamboo Tree. It tells of the giant Chinese Moso bamboo tree that holds learning for great leaders in their pursuit of their goals and dreams in life. “In the Far East, … Continue reading

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Choosing to Be Formidable

Seth Godin in his recent blog post, Choosing to be Formidable, describes an exciting portrait of great leaders, formidable men and women who create lightning, challenge beliefs, looks for new possibilities and lives with passion – the stuff of greatness. … Continue reading

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Finding Angels in Marble and Cathedrals in Rocks

Michelangelo, Italian painter, wrote: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  Ah, the beauty and joy that imagination brings.  Einstein said that it is everything, even more important than knowledge. And Henry David … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: the Wonder of Vision

It is the vision or dream that we hold inside that gives us the eyes to see the incredibly beautiful “possibilities of tomorrow within the realities of today” as Stephen Covey writes. They provide us purpose and direction and give … Continue reading

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