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A man that grew up without his real father has become a father figure to many. Thank you, Ray.
You inspired me to do all I can to leave my legacy.
Abraham Lincoln Didn’t Quit
Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, failed twice in business and suffered a nervous breakdown.
After Lincoln’s history of defeat to defeat to defeat, he then became President of the USA and was wildly successful in a stressful national situation of Civil War.
Born on February 12, 1809
- 1816 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.
- 1818 His mother died.
- 1831 Failed in business.
- 1832 Ran for state legislature – lost. Continue reading Abraham Lincoln
Bob Buford is an inspiration to me. As he turned mid thirty he asked the big question: “what will I do with the rest of my life?”. His answer was: “I want to multiply by 100”. That’s why he started OneHundredX and Leadership Network. Now he wants to provide information that leads to strategic improvement.
For that to happen, leaders need to develop in three areas:
- We first must learn to lead ourselves. Many would-be great leaders crash and burn at some point in their careers largely due to their inability to lead themselves. A leader must be disciplined and this requires self-leadership.
- We must learn to lead others. Leading others means different things to different people. To some it is interpreted simply as “command and control.” But, in today’s workplace environment, there is a great need for leaders who inspire and coach, who lead by their example, and who dedicate themselves to lifting up others rather than themselves.
- We must learn to lead the Continue reading Bob Buford
Steve Jobs is one of the most interesting people.
I read his biography a couple of years ago and I was stunned by the man’s history. I was sitting on the beach in Portugal when I finished the last chapter and I thought to myself – “No, I will never again underestimate a teenager that does not look like he will make it.”
Steve Jobs clearly showed me the opposite.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust, that the dots somehow connect in the future. Continue reading Steve Jobs
Why Simon inspires me.
I know Simon for more than 10 years now and I can say Continue reading Simon Laemmle
Leo and Susanna Bigger have been the senior pastors of the ICF Movement young pokies for 15 years.
Loyalty and consistency as foundation for the movement
Your leadership was and has been of immeasurable value for the development of ICF. You have always stayed positive despite criticism and difficulties – and you are still here! Continue reading Leo & Susanna Bigger
Ayub sahrawy, one of my blog readers sent me a great insight into his leadership profile.
Here is what he wrote:
I am a fortunate man. During my life I have been fortunate to work with some very fine leaders from whom I have learned several effective leadership skills. I have also been fortunate to work with a few extremely bad leaders from whom I have been able to learn Continue reading Personal Leadership Profile
I turned 29 for the 9th time now – I guess it’s time to find a new line
The beginning of 2010 was the most challenging spring ever. I had, what you would call a huge identity crisis. I will not go into details in this post, but I think I’ll write about it when I myself understand what’s been going on in my heart.
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Henri Dunant‘s life (May 8, 1828-October 30, 1910) is a study in contrasts. He was born into a wealthy home but died in a hospice; in middle age he juxtaposed great fame with total obscurity, and success in business with bankruptcy; in old age he was virtually exiled from the Genevan society of which he had once been an ornament and died in a lonely room, leaving a bitter testament. His passionate humanitarianism was the one constant in his life, and the Red Cross his living monument.
What can leaders learn from Henry Dunant
- Have a good foundation
- Be passionate about what you do
- Never give up
His ideas changed the world!
- 1847 co-founder of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance
- 1852 founding of the YMCA Geneva Continue reading Henry Dunant