Tag Archives: personal leadership

Choices Matter in the Long Run

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt A few years ago, I signed up for … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk

“How can you sing of amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?” – Mahalia Jackson  Thanksgiving Day is over in the United States, and we’ve talked about thankfulness a great deal. But do we act grateful? A … Continue reading

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Needing to Focus

“Listen for the call of your destiny, and when it comes, release your plans and follow.” ― Mollie Marti The end of summer always makes me feel restless. I ask myself what do I want to do this fall? Some … Continue reading

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Making the Commitment

“Commitment fuels action. Get clear about what you want to do and why you want to do it. Take action. Your time is now!” – Julie Connor, author We are past the midpoint of 2014. How are you doing on … Continue reading

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Learning From Maya

Originally posted on Commonplace Grace:
Maya Angelou 1928-2014 “When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” ― Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully on May 28th. She was a poet, memoirist, performer, educator, activist and mother. In 1982,…

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Are you a Leader in Your Own Life?

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley Are you a leader? Google this question and you’ll find articles and quizzes to help you determine the answer. But even if you are not … Continue reading

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Friends of All Ages

“If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.” – Adora Svitak When my friend Tina went through chemotherapy for breast cancer some years ago, her experience deepened the friendship … Continue reading

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