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Live out of your imagination, not your history.

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Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

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If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.

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The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged.

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Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.

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Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.

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Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition — such as lifting weights — we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

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When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That's when you can get more creative in solving problems.

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The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.

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The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.

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Stephen Covey — quotes and aphorisms

Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.

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Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

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The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

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Leadership is a choice, not a position.

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Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

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