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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained as a lawyer. His life's story is about converting his thoughts into words and words into actions by employing nonviolent resistance to bring about… read more

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“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”. Japanese proverb

I dedicate this quote to all those out there who are just filled with good ideas. I mean really good ideas—visionary even. But, sadly, for some reason, those ideas never get converted into… read more

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"He stirred the ashes of defeat and found an ember of opportunity" Anonymous

This, my friend, is what perseverance is all about and this imagery has always been a favorite of mine. It's cliché by now that learning from our mistakes is how we grow. But, remember this: It's a cliché… read more

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"In life’s unforgiving arithmetic, we are the sum of our choices." George Will

If the term "wake-up call" were ever tied to a quote, this would be it. The trouble for many people is not that they don't hear the wake-up call, it's that they hit the "snooze" button. George Will's mention… read more

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"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." Anonymous

If you are smiling and nodding your head right now, you have just cracked the code for understanding the power of perspective. Think about it. What is one of the most difficult things for people to… read more

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"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." Benjamin Disraeli

I am often asked what an executive leadership coach really does and, I would have to say, that this quote from the 19th century British politician and twice… read more

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"…there was little in the way of precedent..." From Leadership: Lessons from the Presidents for Turbulent Times by Doris Kerns Goodwin

This little snippet of a quote from one of today's premier American Presidential historians goes straight to the heart of what leaders face today, every… read more

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“To adapt a Margaret Thatcher-ism: Being smart is like being a lady; if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Meghan Kruger

This wonderful quote comes from Meghan Kruger's Washington Post column on 17 July 2019, titled, “Who’s the smartest of them all? Trump and Biden both say ‘… read more

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"The days are long, but the years are short." Anonymous

What a wonderful reminder of so many important things in life, from raising a child to managing a career. Let's focus on the latter for a moment. Think about those days when you are really dragging. Too much to do, in too little… read more

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“Recognizing that inflection point — the point at which our continuing to rework our work reaches a law of diminishing returns — is one of the hardest skills to learn, but also one of the most necessary.”

Dr. Alex Lickerman on the topic of just getting things done, writing in Psychology… read more