Zig Ziglar – The chief cause of Unhappiness

“The chief cause of unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.” – Zig Ziglar

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Warren Buffett is Bullish…on Women

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In an exclusive essay the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500) chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett explains why women are key to America’s prosperity:

In the flood of words written recently about women and work, one related and hugely significant point seems to me to have been neglected. It has to do with America’s future, about which — here’s a familiar opinion from me — I’m an unqualified optimist. Now entertain another opinion of mine: Women are a major reason we will do so well.

Start with the fact that our country’s progress since 1776 has been mind-blowing, like nothing the world has ever seen. Our secret sauce has been a political and economic system that unleashes human potential to an extraordinary degree. As a result Americans today enjoy an abundance of goods and services that no one could have dreamed of just a few centuries ago…(Click to read the entire article at CNN Money)

Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence


What would you say are the top 3 skills that make a leader based on your famous HBR article?

“What Makes a Leader?” was the title of the 1998 article I wrote in HBR that the review calls one of its ten “must-read” articles of all time. I wrote about three abilities that distinguish the best leaders from average: self-awareness, which both lets you know your strengths and limits, and strengthens your inner ethical radar; self-management, which lets you lead yourself effectively; and empathy, which lets you read other people accurately. You put all those together in every act of leadership. (Click to read the entire article by Dan Schawbel at Forbes.com)


Nelson Mandela – The responsibility of Freedom

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ― Nelson Mandela


Conquer the most important mountain – Sir Edmund Hillary

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary


Warren Buffett: 7 New Bits of Wisdom for Your Life

Every year, Warren Buffett writes a shareholder letter explaining his rationale, the company’s yearly performance, and what people should expect at the Berkshire annual meeting (aptly dubbed the “Woodstock of Capitalism”). Every year, it’s packed with insights, pithy sayings, and genuine wisdom. This year’s letter is no different. Here are my highlights and takeaways, as well as a few ways you can implement his strategies in your life…(Read the entire article by Brent Beshore, contributor at Forbes.com)

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The Leadership Power of Encouragement & Compliments

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As I detailed in this seminal post about the importance of hustling, when I started playing football in high school I was slow and fat and generally terrible. But I worked as hard as I could for three years and eventually became a starter my senior year. At the end of my last season, one of the coaches pulled me aside in the hallway, put his hands on my shoulders and said, “McKay, there are plenty of other guys on the team that have way more natural athletic ability than you. You’re not a naturally athletic guy, but what you lacked in talent, you made up for with hustle and heart.”(Click to read the entire article by Brett McKay at The Art of Manliness)


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