The Spirit of Ownership

In my professional career I have noticed that there are two types of people: those who approach everything as owners and those who face their life’s work as hirelings. The former develop habits that make them ideal candidates for actual ownership and they also tend to position themselves in relation to the opportunities that come …

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Full Conviction

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. ~ William …

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Short but Sweet

Sometimes the shortest conversations yield the most abundant harvests. I had two such conversations yesterday and it is my pleasure to give a snippet of each, along with my resultant realizations, in hopes that your lives are enriched in the sharing. The first conversation was with a woman who was filled with an infectious spirit …

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude III

"The expectation of gratitude is human; the rising superior to ingratitude is almost divine. To desire recognition of our acts of kindness and to hunger for appreciation and the simple justice of a return of good for good, is natural. But man never rises to the dignity of true living until he has the courage …

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Take the High Road

"I'd rather be for what I'm for than against what I'm against." ~ Anonymous We have become a nation of cause-mongers, devoting the bulk of our energies to fighting that which we are against, while leaving very little to support what we truly believe in. Listen to the messages from the preacher's pulpit to the …

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Life Lessons Made Easy

One of the greatest challenges any leader who truly cares about those around him faces is helping those for whom he is responsible to overcome mental, moral or emotional weaknesses that are preventing the full expression of their inner perfection. This responsibility devolves upon leaders of all stripes - parents, teachers, managers and more - …

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Step it up a Notch

Step it up a Notch I had an interesting conversation with an associate today about the need to inspire others to move out of their comfort zones and into a greater, fuller expression of themselves. As with so many conversations or events that catch my eye or interest, my thoughts on the matter have evolved …

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