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Lincoln’s Secret to Greatness

Is greatness an attribute reserved for only a few special people? Abraham Lincoln didn't think so. He believed we are each capable of greatness. Most of the good of the world builds on the accumulated efforts of everyday people doing small things in a great way. A...

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Great Leaders Assume a Listening Attitude

“I would knock on his door and ask if he had a moment to talk. He'd set aside what he was doing, sit back, and give me his full attention. He was a busy man, but he made me feel there was nothing more important than what I had to say,” Andres reminisced. “Were you his...

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How I Learned About the Power of Authenticity

What happens when you have to admit you don't know what you're doing? Sometimes the power of authenticity is the key to turning things around. So I learned in my first job out of college. I had landed a prestigious job as a demonstration teacher at New Mexico State...

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The Physics of Change

Masters of change like Martin Luther King, Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela understood that vision alone is rarely enough. Real change masters leverage the physics of change to bring about transformation. Newton’s First Law: An object at rest stays at rest and...

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Vision is about serving.

  Thursday Thought: Vision is about serving something greater than yourself. If not in service of a vision, your leadership can become self-serving.   *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *...

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2015 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts

My year-end review has become one of my favorite posts to write. I get to take my own advice - to reflect on the big picture, look for patterns, and see what I can learn. Here’s what I found: ➤ A record number of page views - over a half-million during 2015! ➤ A...

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The Path to Happiness

I would be happy if . . . ... if only my boss wasn’t such a jerk. ... if only my co-workers were nicer. ... if only I could find someone to finance my big idea. ... if only I could buy that car (bike, boat, house). ... if only my kids lived closer. ... if only my...

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