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Leadership Quotes

“The toughest thing about success is that you have got to keep on being a success. Talent is only the starting point, you have got to keep on working that talent, someday I will reach for it and it won’t be there.” – Magic Johnson “Man has always believed that he was more intelligent than…
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Raymond

Songwriters: Brad Crisler and Brett Eldredge I work down at Ashbury Hills Minimum wage, but it pays the bills Cleanin’ floors, and leadin’ hymns on Sundays Catherine Davis, room 303 Sweetest soul ya ever could meet I bring her mornin’ coffee every day She calls me Raymond, she thinks I’m her son She tells me…
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Hard Work

This story comes from an old long forgotten running journal; I figured there was not a better place to find a story about hard work than competing in track and field at a Division I University: “Workout day for the distance men of the Track and Field program was Tuesdays. Today was Tuesday so like…
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The Cab Ride

Originally written and published by Kent Nerburn There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy’s life, a gambler’s life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new…
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Lessons from Geese

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the bird following. By Flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew alone. Moral: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because…
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Bowerman & the Men of Oregon

Lessons from “Bowerman and the men of Oregon” Bill Bowerman; co-founder of Nike and legendary track coach for the University of Oregon told this story to the incoming freshman on his track team: “Take a primitive organism, any weak, pitiful organism, say a freshman. Make it lift, jump, or run. Let it rest. What happens?…
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Quotes

These quotes though short, help teach important life lessons.   “Even if you are on the right track you will get run over if you just stand there.” – Roy Rogers   “We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle   “To give anything less than…
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Charlie Brown on Setting Goals

“Strike Three” Cried the umpire. Charlie Brown had swung and missed. He slumped back toward the dugout. E20-335 “I am never going to make it to the big leagues.” Charlie Brown Sighed “Charlie Brown, don’t give up on yourself and make it unanimous; you just set to high goals for yourself,” Lucy exclaimed. “Set small…
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Leadership Points

from Colin Powell “Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything either. Theories of management don’t matter much. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds. In a brain-based economy, your best assets are people. We’ve heard this expression so often that…
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Great Quotes

“I never look at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” – Michael Jordan When faced with a tough decision; study your options and make the best informed decision you can. Once you develop a plan of action though stop thinking and…
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