Tag Archives: William James

On the Magnificent Gift of You

I humbly take this moment to remind you of something truly special and extraordinary – the gift of the magnificent you. In a universe filled with countless wonders, you are a unique and irreplaceable masterpiece. You are shaped by your … Continue reading

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On Beginnings

Every day is a new beginning. Those simple words bring excitement or dread to the possibilities the beginnings hold. William James wrote, “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect … Continue reading

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On the Beauty and Joy of Recognition

It was a few minutes after 7 AM when I received a phone call from a senior official at the University. There was a bright, cheery and enthusiastic voice that greeted me. She shared a kind and humbling recognition that … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: On Great Expectations

Great leaders know that setting high expectations for people is a key to raising their level of performance. They don’t ask for more than what is possible; they simply set higher standards and people deliver on them – even more … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: If I Had to Do It Over Again

Stephen Covey in his Seven Habits of Highly Effectively People, teaches us the habit of “First Things First” – setting our priorities and doing those things that are important.  In his book, Developing Great Leaders, John Maxwell adds a wonderful … Continue reading

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