Tag Archives: Zig Ziglar

On the Joy of Living Your Potential

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” His words speak to the power of one’s potential which awaits release in the moment of our decision. Our potential is … Continue reading

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Our Individual Definition of Success

Great leaders each have a unique definition of what success in life means. Writing about success, Anne Sweeney beautifully captures this uniqueness writing:  “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re … Continue reading

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Rut or Groove – When All Is Going Well, Are You in a Rut or a Groove?

The paths of great leaders are etched with the marks of the ruts and grooves that arise on their life’s journey.  The ruts and grooves appear similar at times, but the journey that accompanies them is vastly different. Herein lies … Continue reading

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Today is a Brand-New Day and It’s Yours

The glass is not half-full, it is overflowing in every moment in the lives of great leaders. John Baldoni, in his Forbes article, Zig Ziglar: Encouraging Others to Believe in Themselves, writes: “The success of Ziglar perhaps is not so much in … Continue reading

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Turning the Playing Field into a Practice Field

At HR.com’s recent Lead2016 Conference Jim Kouzes reminded great leaders of the critical importance of their personal responsibility and commitment to self-development. In the sport world, he said, athletes all know that to maintain their basic level of performance, a certain number of hours of daily … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds of Trees Under Which You Will Never Sit

At the 2011 West Point Global Leadership Conference, Colonel Tom Kolditz, then Head of the United States Military Academy’s Behavior Sciences Division at West Point, in his concluding remarks said: “It is not about the students.” When his words were … Continue reading

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Optimism’s Magic

“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him,” wrote Zig Ziglar. It is that magical power gives great leaders eyes to light the darkness, an expectation of positive outcome, a focus on seeing … Continue reading

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The Law of Expansion

In his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell shares his Law of Expansion. Quoting Robert J. Kriegel and Louis Patler from their book, If It Ain’t Broke … Break It: “We don’t have a clue as to what … Continue reading

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Your Seeds of Greatness

In his recent Leadership Wired Blog, Are These Four Things Keeping You from Reaching Your Potential?, John Maxwell, writes: “I believe that we all have potential. God has designed each of us to do something great. But why do so … 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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