10/15/12

A Life That Matters

A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice.
It won’t matter what you got, but what you gave.
It won’t matter what you learned, but what you taught.
It won’t matter what you bought, but what you built.
It won’t matter who you knew, but the lasting lost felt by those who knew you.
It’s not your memories that will matter, but the memories of you left to those who loved you.
What are you waiting for? Live!

09/19/12

The Story of the African Shoe Salesmen

What’s the story of the Shoe Salesmen in Africa?

Two shoe salesmen were sent to Africa in the 19th century to see if there was a market for their product.

The first salesman reported back, “This is a terrible business opportunity, no-one here wears shoes.”

The second salesman reported back, “This is a fantastic business opportunity, no-one here wears shoes.”

Key: It’s how you interpret the situation that makes all the difference.

06/18/12

The Leadership Challenge Chapters 1 & 2

Chapter 1: The Five Practices f Exemplary Leadership What are the key points for this chapter? This chapter explains the abundance of leadership opportunities in the world around us. The chapter also describes the need for a clear set of values that a leader must posses in order to guide his or her daily decisions and actions. In order for this to work in an organization, these values have to be shared by the leader and his or her constituents. What did I learn? From this chapter I learned Read more [...]