Posts Tagged ‘Learning’

Hope, The Motivation of Learning

Not long ago I was signing books after speaking to a large crowd at a convention center. Whenever I speak, I try to make myself available to sign books, shake hands, and chat with people. This particular day the line was long, and I was signing as quickly as I could to try to get…

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Life is Difficult – Don’t Make It Harder for Yourself

Last time I wrote about the realities that we all must face before we can learn from loss: Life is difficult… for everyone… and for some more than others. Acceptance of those truths allows us to take the first steps toward dealing with and possibly changing our reality. Unfortunately, many of us make life more…

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Do you truly believe these realities about life?

This month I’m featuring thoughts from my upcoming book, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn. Last time, I gave an overview listing all of the chapters, which cover topics like humility, hope, change, and maturity. Growth in each area has the potential to help us turn losses into gains. Today I want to talk about…

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Big Mo Comes to Those Who Know and Do

How do leaders generate positive momentum? It’s very simple: by learning and then applying what they have learned. In the knowledge economy, leaders are distinguished by their ability to process information and put it to use.There are three ways in which leaders interact with information, and each impacts momentum. 1) Ignorance The recipe for perpetual…

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Surmounting the Limitations of Vision

For centuries, astronomers have looked skyward, curiously beholding the stars above them. Over time, scientists steadily improved their vision of outer space by engineering telescopes of ever-increasing sophistication. However, the biggest advance in the ability to peer into the heavens came with the launch of the Hubble Telescope in 1990. No longer bound to the…

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Creating a Healthy Team Environment

At Chernobyl, the massive explosion of a Soviet nuclear reactor released radioactive fallout 400 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. While the suddenness and spectacular nature of the Chernobyl disaster drew the world’s attention, another catastrophe in the Soviet Union passed by largely unnoticed. In the 1960s Soviet engineers diverted the two…

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Can a Team Have Too Many Leaders?

According to prevailing wisdom, the best businesses create a culture that attracts influencers and develops leaders throughout the organization. Yet, if having an abundance of leaders is such a great thing, what accounts for the enduring popularity of maxims warning against having too many leaders? “Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.” “Too many cooks…

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