Monthly Archives: April 2010

Leadership Objectives

I enjoy inviting people to be guest writers on my blog. I may be attracted to something they are have already written, or something they say, a story they tell, and more often than not, I enjoy who they are … Continue reading

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Farmers, Zoologists, Shoemakers, and Poets

“A great man man is different than an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of society.” ~B.R. Ambedkar Today’s post is courtesy of just such a great man, Dr. Jack King. Dr. King is a … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Mr. Holland’s Opus

“Good work enriches the world and also enriches the worker.” – Scott Russell Sanders “What is your favorite movie?”  This is a fairly common question and a good conversation starter as well, because we can learn so much about a … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Apollo 13

Successful Failure: Knowing What is Most Important NowToday’s post is number four of my series on Movies That Teach – Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies.  I have covered three movies to date: Groundhog Day, Elizabeth, and The … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: The Razor’s Edge

“Arise, awake, and learn by approaching the exalted ones, for that path is sharp as a razor’s edge, impassable, and hard to go by, say the wise.” Katha Upanishad  What might you learn about your own character by identifying with your … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Elizabeth

How do you evaluate the motives of those who would give you their counsel? A story of a person developing discernment, potential, transformation, keen purpose, and, of course, an existential crisis of character – these are all reasons I love … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Groundhog Day

“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?” Phil Connors (Bill Murray), Groundhog Day, 1993. Groundhog Day is one of the top 100 inspirational movies … Continue reading

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Movies That Teach – Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies

What do your favorite movies say about your creative perspective? What might they say about your innovative character? What might you learn about your own purpose and values by identifying with the characters from your favorite movies?These are questions first … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time to Move to a Bigger Pond

“In a pond, koi can reach lengths of up to eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to over three feet in length. The metaphor is obvious. Growth is limited only by the environment you occupy.” … Continue reading

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What Quality or Virtue Do You Most Want to Develop This Year?

How will you grow and develop yourself this year? What quality or characteristic of personal leadership development will you focus on?  I suggest you begin with the fertile ground of Virtue. As for me, I begin with Courage.  Courage begins … Continue reading

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