"Notes" of An Elder

Leadership starts with you, not the people you lead.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.

  • Failure is the world's greatest teacher.

  • "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." — Ambrose Bierce 

  • Leadership starts with you, not the people you lead.

  • A crucial conversation is a discussion between two people or more where 1) stakes are high 2) opinions vary 3) emotions run strong.

  • Don't try to control people; learn to serve them.

  • You become a better leader when you become a better listener.

First Impressions

  • Your smile

  • Your attire

  • Your handshake

  • Your vocabulary

  • The best gift you can give someone is "opportunity."

  • The mind is a wonderful thing to change.

  • I wouldn't be caught dead without a book.

  • "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." —John F. Kennedy

  • With humility and an open mind, it's always possible to learn more.

  • Everybody knows something you don't. Listen and hear.

  • Never forget who believed in you when you had nothing.

Magic Question

What aspect of my life still needs improvement?

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