Archive for May 2014

The Real MVP

Kevin Durant, Most Valuable Player of the NBA, recognized that receiving a trophy celebrating his individual brilliance gave the false impression that he had earned the accolade on his own.  He admitted this during an emotional acceptance speech at his MVP award ceremony. When we see an outstanding performer, we’re awed and amazed by their…

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Quotes for Lifelong Learners

On Wednesday, I wrote about learning for a lifetime. Here are some of my favorite quotes on learning and growth, to inspire you as you continue on the learning journey. “You can tell you’re on the road to success; it’s uphill all the way.” -Paul Harvey “It is the capacity to develop and improve their…

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Want to Soar Higher? Shed Your Sandbags!

Hot-air balloons were originally propelled, not by heating the air, but by releasing helium or hydrogen. The gases, being less dense than air, generated the lift to carry the balloons skyward. These gas balloon-aircrafts were outfitted with sandbags to provide ballast. When the pilot wanted to gain altitude, he would throw the sand overboard so…

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Are You Maximizing Today?

In just 2.5 weeks I turn 40.  As I enter a new decade one of the areas where I’m working on being more intentional is in my daily reflection.  The older I get the greater level of accountability I feel to steward my time wisely.  No matter your age we all have a finite number…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Here in the United States, this coming Sunday, May 11, is Mother’s Day. I was blessed with an extraordinary mother who loved me unconditionally. To honor her and mothers everywhere, here are some inspiring quotes on motherhood and parenthood. A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.…

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Delegation by Way of Development

I get asked all the time about my busy schedule, and how I find time to accomplish all the things that I do. When I answer that I delegate as much as I can, people nod in recognition. But I can tell that they’re not really satisfied with my answer. That’s because every leader “knows”…

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Tomorrow Is Always a Day Away…So Focus on Today

The sun’ll come outTomorrow So ya gotta hang on ‘Til tomorrow Come what may Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow! You’re always A day Away! ~ “Tomorrow” from the Broadway musical Annie With all due respect to little orphan Annie, just thinking about tomorrow takes us away from the things we should do today. Indeed,…

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