The inherent power of purpose to focus and energize us on any given day and over a lifetime is explained, at least in part (I don’t think we can fully explain it) by a phenomenon called the Zeigarnik Effect. The Zeigarnik Effect states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed ones. Russian […]
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I love the scene from City Slickers where Curly Washburn, the rough and tumble cowboy, played by Jack Palance offers the Billy Crystal character, Mitch Robbins, some words of wisdom. Curly tells Mitch that, to figure out the meaning of life, all he has to do is to know this “one thing.” Of course Curly […]
Transformational Leaders engage their followers. Transformational Leaders serve. At the core of the 4-R Model of Transformational Leadership model, relationships are the driving force of the effective leader. The 4-R Model folds all seven virtues into four traits of consequence.
British playwright George Bernard Shaw quipped, “I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.” Shaw could […]
This article, How to Pick a President: Why virtue trumps policy was published in 2008 on Christianity Today’s website, but since the content is so relevant to the subject matter of our new book, we wanted to link to it from this blog as one of our very first posts. I’d love to know what you think […]