Terry Fox, My Hero

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It was 35 years ago this week when Terry Fox started his Marathon of Hope. Truth be told, my hero is Terry, a Canadian legend. His is a story of creating the result that cannot be matched. In 1977, Terry contracted cancer in his right leg. It was amputated, but this courageous and tenacious basketball player didn’t […]

The Real Beauty In Leadership Happens By Going Above And Beyond

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“Compassion leaves an indelible blueprint of the recognition that life so sorely needs between one individual and another; one nation and another; one culture and another. It is also valid for the road which our spirit should be building now for crossing the historical abyss that still separates us from a truly contemporary vision of […]

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

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Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement. Not surprisingly, […]

The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader

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If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. No, not General William Tecumseh Sherman – military strategist and General of the Union Army during the United States Civil War in 1861 through 1865 – rather the giant sequoia […]