Be brave today

“The only courage you will ever need is the courage to live the life you want,” Oprah Winfrey says. What is courage? Defined literally, it is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage shows in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral […]

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Savor a daily dose of Maya Angelou

With the death of Maya Angelou on May 28, we’ve lost the voice of the celebrated African American author, poet and civil activist. But we shall not lose her words. One way to continue to draw wisdom and enrichment from such an inspiring person is to have a month-long collection of her words. Then when […]

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Quotes about our life’s work

We came across a thought-provoking quotation the other day, “The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life,” attributed to a woman named Jessica Hische. Inspired by that fresh thought, here are some more classic words of wisdom about work. Perhaps one or […]

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Non-conformists as leaders

Do you ever feel that your best work gets done when you “color outside the lines?” We have long promoted the element of leadership that involves taking risk, moving to the edge of where you feel safe and knowing that your comfort zone isn’t likely to be the place where significant progress happens. Conformity can […]

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