Care: A Great Investment

As a leader it is imperative that you invest in your people everyday. You’ve heard about going the extra mile, reaching above and beyond. If you want to be a person of influence, going the extra mile is exactly what investing in people is all about. Let me give you a great example of that. In 2003 on “Good Morning America,” Charlie Gibson was interviewing General Earl Hailston of the United States Marine Corps. General Hailson and his Marines were stationed a few miles outside of Iraq waiting to go to war. Throughout the interview they discussed the morale of the troops, and the plan and purpose of the mission. Then at the end of the interview, Charlie asked an interesting question. He said, “General do you have any hobbies, anything that you like to do other than your career?” General Hailston replied, “I do, I love photography and particularly
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Abraham Lincoln’s Top 10 Fundamentals For A Great Life

I recently came across the Positivity Blog by Henrik Edberg and I love it! He has great content – one post I wanted to share is about one of my favorite leaders – Abraham Lincoln “Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” Even if you are not an American – as I
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