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Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook and Why it Matters

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome – Samuel Johnson Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize … Continue reading

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The Headwinds of Leadership

When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford I came across a humorous story about a captain and three sailors who were left on a sinking … Continue reading

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From Resolution to Lifestyle: This is Your Year

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 During WWII General Douglas McArthur asked an engineer how long it would take to build a bridge across a certain river. “About … Continue reading

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Four Leadership Lessons From Ebenezer Scrooge

Hello, Ebenezer, I’ve been waiting here for you… – The Ghost of Jacob Marley Listen to most any radio station and you will hear the Christmas Carols. The stores are decorated and the bells are ringing. Yes, Christmas is upon … Continue reading

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Three Traits of Pay it Forward Leaders

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop A mother wanted to teach her daughter a moral lesson. She gave the little girl a quarter and a dollar for church “Put whichever one you want … Continue reading

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In Praise of Second Fiddle Leaders

  Expressions of servant leadership are found when you concede being in the spotlight by putting someone else in it. Where were you on April 8, 1974 at 9:07 p.m. EST? It might be a stretch for some to remember … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Success List?

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The story is told of a new bank president who met with his predecessor and said, “I would like to … Continue reading

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