The Road to Leadership

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a …

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Gracious Living

One of the hallmarks of an effective parent, manager or leader is the attitude of graciousness. Gracious living is much more than a technique, in fact, it is a general approach to living that gives evidence of a refined relationship to life itself. What is life, anyway? Is it something that you have or something …

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The Dividends of Graciousness

My uncle forwarded me a link to a delightful and inspiring CNN article that tells the tale of the graciousness of one of the U.S. Army's top officers, General Peter Chiarelli. Graciousness comes when you release self-concern, any sense of entitlement and sever any linkages that may exist in your heart and mind between position and …

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On the importance of being detial-oriented.

I bumped into an old friend at the supermarket today and it occurred to me how important it is to answer when opportunity knocks. This particular friend was one that I had not seen in several years and while we were not particularly close, our shared sense of purpose unified us in ways that transcends …

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