Last week was inspiring. On Thursday, I traveled to Norco, California to visit a middle school and take part in an excellent leadership discussion. We laughed, told stories and enjoyed our time together. Going back to a school setting reminded me of my childhood and a sense of nostalgia took hold of me.
The following list of quotes were found from various sites and spoke to me personally as I reminisce on my excellent yesterday. Enjoy these and feel free to share them with others….
The elephant is the largest living land animal, revered for its strength and intelligence. In the Far East, the elephant traditionally carried royalty and nobility, therefore equating it with much status. The elephant symbolizes wisdom, patience, and longevity and is the subject of much folklore. Though big and strong, elephants are really peaceful, gentle animals.
On nostalgia: “Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.” ~Novalis
Img by Matthew Mcdonald
Guest post: A key to Awakened Leadership is learning to lead from a place of authenticity and love, and to permit that authenticity and love to rub off on those around you, so they can choose to lead from a similar place of strength. One place where we can learn about awakening is to look at lessons from the world’s oldest and most potent medication – the placebo effect.
A big shout out to Chad Thompson and Monkey C Media for taking some fantastic photos the other day. The “three of us” thanks you :)
via SmartBlog on Leadership
Sacred: devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose); entitled to reverence and respect (excerpted from Merriam-Webster dictionary).
As you get busy with the start of a new year, a new quarter, a promotion, or life and work in general, it’s vital to consider honoring sacred space for yourself and those around you.
Although there might be the fading echoes of holiday joy in the air, there is also tension and a buildup of stress with everything that’s beckoning to be done in 2013. When you get distracted with the urgency of all you need to get done, it can show in your ability to be the best leader you can possibly be.
Herb Kelleher and “éminence grise” shouldn’t really go together. But the Wild Turkey 101-drinking, chain-smoking founder and chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines (LUV) is now 82 and knows more about the airline industry than practically anyone else on the planet.
A former lawyer who famously created the business model for Southwest on the back of a (cocktail) napkin, Kelleher is one of those rare birds: an entrepreneur who managed to create a successful startup, then stuck around to build it into a huge corporation and a perennial on this magazine’s Most Admired Companies list. Fortune’s Jennifer Reingold sat down with him in his office at Southwest’s Dallas headquarters to get his take on airline consolidation, the book he’s writing, treating employees right, and basically anything else he felt like discussing.