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Cal Ripken on Leadership

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Sorry I have been such a slacker when it comes to posts.. Life had been quite busy lately and I have let things slide. Today’s post captures the main points in a speech given at NCSU by Cal Ripen, the “Iron Man” of baseball! Cal’s focus for the speech and his book are the secrets to perseverance; something we would all agree Cal Ripken Jr. epitomized!

The 8 keys to perseverance!I have added the questions as my contribution!

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Washington – Shame on YOU!

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This blog seeks to never take a political stance and this note is seeks to embrace no one on this sad day in America. Today, I feel compelled to discuss the sad lack of leadership shown in Washington D.C. by our elected officials. There is enough blame to go around.. everyone is to blame, but what is a clear indication of failure of leadership is this total partisan bickering. It starts with the Speaker of the House, ooops I meant ...

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TEDTalks: Malcom Gladwell (2004)

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Is there the perfect product? OR a perfect destiny? Gladwell challenges us to think broader than the perfect product.. to realize that the human condition creates a variety of perfect products.. each matched to our diverse human wants and needs

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Do schools today kill creativity? (Ken Robinson, TEDTalks)

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If you are not prepared to be wrong… you will never come up with something original!

All Children are born an artist, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up – Picasso

Does our education system cause us to grow up and lose our originality? This is a nice TEDs closing talk.

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Dr. Alex Pattakos: The Search for Meaning

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A student of Frankl, Dr. Alex Pattakos helps us understand the importance of having a meaning to our life.. and to our work. It is the discovery of one’s meaning or purpose that ensures full engagement in our work. Helping your direct reports discover how their work is meaningful is more important than all other motivational techniques. Meaningful to the direct report and not necessarily to the leader! It is one ...

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Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 Stanford Commencement Address

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Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 Stanford Commencement Address stresses the importance of learning from life, to grow into being more of our selves, to be life longer learners!

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Prof. Deepak Malhotra Harvard Business School

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Excellent talk on Power.. negotiation and the art of the deal.

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1996 Altanta Olympics – Kerri Strug’s Gold Medal Vault

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Courage… to do something for your team, to do something greater than your own self!

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Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau

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One of the greatest stories of courage and self sacrifice! Eddie would go… would you?

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Eddie would GO!

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Eddie would Go!

A great story and a must for anyone who wants to learn the leadership lessons that intersect between Hawaii… and surfing!

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