Whispering to Leaders. What Would You Say?

I pulled this from a LeapFrog e-zine…. love it!  I think you will too! Psst… What advice would you whisper in the ear of a senior leader? We asked thought leaders, industry leaders and leading practitioners that we work with the following question:  If you had 25 words or less to whisper in the ear of a senior leader.to dramatically
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If I lived today 100 Times…

“Who you are today is a collection of your yesterdays.” I was inspired today when I read how this bit for wisdom was used by a Grandmother to help inspire her grandchildren to consider more carefully how their daily decisions would ultimately determine their destiny. I remember nearly 2 decades ago when an entrepreneurial friend shared with me one of his daily
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Becoming a More Child-Like Man

A childlike man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle aged habit and convention.  — Aldous Huxley We come into this world naturally curious, creative and optimistic.  Sadly systems,
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Bitter or Better, Determined or Discouraged

“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.” ~Barbara Pletcher I remember many years ago talking to my then much younger son Jacob as he was having to deal with a difficult situation and needing to consider some courageous choices.  We spoke of adversity
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Knowing Why We Run

Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban neighborhood. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they checked her gas meter. Finishing
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Slow Down to Live UP – The Appreciation Elevator

I was able to attend some great training and teaching over the weekend… it was simultaneously inspiring and humbling. Humbling because of the areas in my life that I saw more clearly I needed to work on and improve. Inspiring because, I was filled with a non-guilt driven desire to make the needed changes, and filled with the hope and confidence
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Fun With Failure on Fry Day

Let’s mix it up today with a little wisdom and an attempt at a little Friday Fun (a very little attempt). First a lovely quote from Dennis Waitley… that has helped me maintain or regain perspective more than once. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.
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Create the Habits Your Want to Create the Future You Want

I first heard the following words from the lips of Dr. Stephen Covey…. “First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” ― Rob Gilbert In pursing his mission to help the world learn, adopt and live the 7Habits Dr. Covey spent his life inviting others to adopt better habits, be better leaders and live better
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