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Finding Freedom in Failure

Thomas Edison has been famously quoted, “I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work”. His perseverance and willingness to continue trying led to the creation of the light bulb. How does a leader’s attitude about failure affect the future of an organization? A leader can choose to criticize people who have tried and failed, or... >Full Story

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New Authority for a Marine

"Who am I to counsel and advise 600 men?" I asked myself. "And what really are my values?" I had never examined my beliefs before. But now that I had been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, I felt I had to. At Annapolis, I was put in charge of a battalion of midshipmen--about 600 men. I... >Read More

The Rich DeVos Guide to Good Decision Making

Over the years of working for Rich DeVos in the Magic organization, I have seen him make many bold, risky, multimillion-dollar decision. From watching him and talking to him in those moments of decision, I have identified eight principles Rich uses whenever he has a difficult decision to make. These eight principles have made him one of the most...... >Read More

Charter of Values

Businesses around the world have drawn up Purpose Statements, Goals and Priorities to help keep the their companies on target. Below is a sample of a Charter of Values that is used by REM Enterprises Inc. They have tried something new so that their employees and customers know what they stand for. Have you ever considered drawing up a...... >Read More

How to Set and Attain Goals for Success

First, let's focus on a few broad-brush concepts that will give you a sturdy foundation for setting your goals. Then, we will look at steps to achieving them. Why goal setting is important In a fabled Harvard University study only three percent of Harvard students asked set and wrote goals on a regular basis. The stunning revelation of this...... >Read More

Seven Leadership Principles

My growth has been greatly enhanced by learning to sail. I have a thirty year old 12 foot Dolphin Sailboat and a 24 foot Com Pac made in 1981. They are perfect for exploring all the lakes and seaways around where I live. The lessons learned relaxing and reflecting on these old boats have enhanced my own spiritual growth... >Read More

They Called Him “Billy"

During the 1980s and 1990s, Len Neufeld, who has been with Campus Crusade for Christ for 28 years, helped lead a number of church teams into South America to show the JESUS film. On several occasions, he brought members of his family along with him. This story recounts one such trip. Two years after my youngest son accompanied me on a... >Read More

Couple Projects Big Things for the Future of Costa Rica Kids

Costa Rica is the type of postcard perfect place that most people dream of retiring to. But when Darrell and Yvonne Davidson first set foot on the tropical country, they envisioned a lot more than fun in the sun. They saw a chance to make a difference in the lives of the local kids. In 1999, the Davidson's moved from... >Read More

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