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The Strength To Be Humble

I love these thoughts on humility written by Lloyd D. Newell. I think humility is very misunderstood & at the same time absolutely essential to great leadership.     The Strength to be Humble by Lloyd D. Newell   A national newspaper grabbed attention recently with this headline: “The Best Bosses Are Humble Bosses.” At first, that may seem to contradict conventional wisdom – that a good leader is dynamic, dominating, and bold. But it’s been found that people who work for humble bosses exhibit better teamwork and perform at higher levels. Not surprisingly, when a leader listens to the

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Truly Successful People Value Growth

One of the things I have observed from truly successful people is that they value growth. They are constantly learning & getting better and to facilitate that growth they remain humble. After hours, weeks and years of hard work, it is amazing when that hard work starts to pay off and you start to see success and your goals coming to fruition. But so many fall into a similar trap as they begin to experience some success: a lack of humility. These words from Wynton Marsalis, the Pulitzer-prize winning musician and composer, serve as a necessary reminder when you begin

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What Caused The Financial Crisis and Is It Affecting You

What Caused The Financial Crisis & Is It Affecting You I realize that the title of this blog might cause you to believe this is a post about money. It’s not. This is about failure. Specifically what causes it. Think about it – What causes failure? As I’ve asked people that question the typical response is incompetence. It is a lack of knowledge or skill needed to get the job done. And while that may be true on a small scale – significant failure is caused by something very different. What caused the financial crisis? Was it incompetence? If we

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A Devastating Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

Atherosclerosis is the progressive build up of plaque, fatty deposits, and other cells in the walls of your arteries causing them to harden. This horrible disease is the leading cause of coronary heart disease and stroke, which were responsible for 602,000 deaths in 2004 — more than 25% of all deaths in the United States. Each year about 1.2 million Americans are diagnosed with coronary heart disease and about 700,000 people suffer a stroke. As staggering as these statistics are, I believe that an even greater percentage of people around the world suffer from a cousin disease called Psychosclerosis. Psychosclerosis

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