"Great Minds have
Purposes, Others Have Wishes."
To be able to lead
others, a man must be
willing to go forward alone.
Leaders don't wait. They shape their own
The person who goes furthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare. The
sure thing boat never gets far from shore.
- Dale Carnegie
A leader embraces the future.
The wisdom of God fills
my mind and inspires
I lead others with wisdom and courage.
I readily embrace challenges I conquer
them with ease.
Every challenge I face makes me stronger
I successfully lead
others with confidence.
enthusiastically looking for solutions for
even seemingly impossible situations by
thinking in terms of possibility thinking?
Am I building a solid foundation for acting on
facts so that I can think with certainty and
move ahead with courage?.
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family.
"Thinking for a
Ways Highly Successful People
Approach Life and
by John C. Maxwell
"The Big Picture"
"You can find many big-picture thinkers who
aren't leaders, but you will
find few leaders who are
not big-picture thinkers. Leaders must be able
many important things for their people:
1. See the Vision Before Their people do.
That's one of the reasons they are able to lead.
Leaders not only see the big picture before others
do, they also see more of it. This allows them
2. Size up situations, taking into account many
Leaders who see the big picture discern possible
possibilities as well as
problems. As Max De
Pree says, the first responsibility of a leader is to
define reality. Doing that allows the leader to form
a foundation to build the vision. Once leaders
have done that, they can
3. Sketch a picture of where the team is going.
Too often when
people present the big picture, it is
drawn up as a bright image without any
or obstacles. That false portrait leads only to
when followers actually take the
The goals of leaders shouldn't be merely to make
their people feel good, but to help them be good
and accomplish the dream. The vision, shown
accurately, will allow leaders to.
4. Seize the moment when the timing is right. In
to move is as important as what you
do. As Winston Churchill said, "There comes
moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that
person was born. When he seizes it . . . it is
People who are constantly looking at the whole
picture have the best chance
of succeeding in any
This incredible book teaches not what to think,
but how to think - how to best use one of your most
precious possessions - your mind. He's considered
one of the foremost experts on leadership and has
written many books on the subject of leadership.
In this book he explores the topics
Focused Thinking, Creative
Thinking and Possibility Thinking.
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