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Igniting Greatness

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo DaVinci

There are 191,534 leadership books on Amazon, including mine. Wow, what is a person to do? Keep it simple. Leadership is about connections of the heart and mind. Leadership is about trust. Trust is a noun and a verb. How people feel about you and your trustworthiness determines your impact and effectiveness.

Do people feel like heroes or zeroes around you?

You are always receiving feedback.

Do people smile or grimace when you approach?

The answers matter.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to
improve the world.

Anne Frank

Regardless of position or title, a leader is one who chooses to serve others with love and compassion. A leader chooses to bring out the good and greatness present in us all. We are leaders by our choices.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Dalai Lama

People choose who they will willingly follow.

Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

My leadership books and life’s work are grounded in timeless truths and the realities that we reap what we sow, everything we do communicates and there are no neutral actions. Our choices define us – not our DNA, past or environment. Changing our choices changes our world and the lives of countless others.

Spirited LeadershipWhat I absolutely love about life is that regardless of perceived differences, cultures and religious preferences, all paths lead to love.

Baha’i: Blessed is he who blesses his brother.

Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.

Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.

Judaism: What is hateful to you; do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary.

Native American Spirituality: Do not wrong or hate your neighbor. For it is not he who is wrong, but yourself.

Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.

Shinto: Be charitable to all beings, love is the representative of God.

Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. Good thoughts. Good words. Good deeds.

May all our choices be grounded in love
today and every day.

Coaching Moments

Ask yourself: “How can I love more – including myself?”

List 3 beliefs and/or actions that will help you love more in the present and future.

As a point of reference, it helps me lead with love when I remind myself that everyone is on my team for greatness and we are all works in progress.

I slept, and dreamed that life is all joy.
I woke, and I saw that life is all service.
I served, and I saw that service is joy.

Khalil Gibran

Merry Christmas


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