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I believe it is a normal human desire to be concerned about how we look on the outside. There’s nothing wrong with that. What can get us in trouble is worrying more about how we look on the outside than about how we really are on the inside. Our...

Swiss philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel stated, “He who floats with the current, who does not guide himself according to higher principles, who has no ideal, no convictions—such a man is a mere article of the world’s furniture—a thing moved, instead of a living and moving being...

If you’ve ever led people, you’ve come across followers who would rather act the part than do their part. Those people are pretenders, and while they can sometimes masquerade as players, there are ways to tell the two apart. It’s important to find all the pretenders within...

As winter arrives here in the US, I find that it's the perfect time of year to stay indoors and read a good book. And since I'm always reading books to continue to grow personally, this seemed like the perfect time of year to share with you WHAT I'm reading....

What do you think of when you hear the word, HONOR? Respect, recognition, reward, position? Or is it something else? Today's post features a Minute with Maxwell on HONOR. See what I think of when I hear it: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv9pvKYKtfg[/youtube] If you're...

Greetings from another hemisphere! As you read this, I’m in South Africa speaking to thousands of people about leadership. (See Events in the sidebar for details.) For today's post, I thought I’d do something a little different. Over the years, many people have asked me how I find...

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.” ~George MacDonald In the Law of Solid Ground in my 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, I asserted that trust is the foundation of leadership. But that's not all. In reality, trust is necessary in ALL good relationships. Good...

“Make each day your masterpiece.” -John Wooden On June 4, 2010, the world lost a legend and I lost a friend. Basketball coach John Wooden passed away at 99 years of age. John Wooden’s stories and quotes show up in a number of...

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” ~Muhammad Ali Many people make decisions when things aren't going well. They look for relief in the despair of the valley instead of waiting for...

Earlier this week on Facebook and Twitter, I shared this statement from Dick Biggs: The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing. Life would certainly be easier – and success more simple...

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