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"The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure - something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need." - Warren Bennis...

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understanding the world
"You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for...

Haley Scott DeMaria
As leaders we need to remember to "be the change", and represent that attitude of gratitude with our colleagues. Giving thanks goes a long way toward building organizational "bounce-back", employee engagement, loyalty, and community at work. There was a time Haley Scott DeMaria wasn’t sure she’d be graduating from Notre Dame back in 1992, much less speaking to future graduates at her alma mater about the importance of living a life of gratitude. Especially when things don’t go as you planned. She would know. She had been a swimming star at Notre Dame, when her life changed drastically. She was with her...

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minimize a weakness and play to your strengths
As CEO from from 1984 to 2005, Michael Eisner was Disney’s idea guy. He was enthusiastic and creative. He always had detailed visionary concepts, but he wasn’t so good at the implementation of the ideas, the business end of things. He depended on Frank Wells for that. Frank did the numbers, investments, and time frames. He probably didn’t have an artistic bone in his body. Together, the two are responsible for retaining the original vision of Disney, and making it the entertainment empire that it has become. Weaknesses are not necessarily bad. We all have them. While it is not a...
everyday rudeness
One of the frustrating experiences on my journey as a trail blazer in everyday courage and courageous leadership is that it’s so simple. Unfortunately, simplicity and leading a simple life are not deemed valuable assets. For example, civility is rarely witnessed. Just recently there was an article in The Denver Post sharing how the French were finally getting tired of being rude and being defined as a rude culture. Wow! When there’s a collective shift in consciousness and a declaration to change, courage actions are set in motion. In this case, research found that the French experienced a higher level of...

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