Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.
As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all!
Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never!”
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”
As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said,
“I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”
“Really?” my son asked.
“Cross my heart,” the man replied.
Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”
Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment
and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her,
“Here, this is for you.Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already.”
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 Leaders! Some are born, some are made. A good leader is the one who is influential enough to get others to follow him willingly. He has a vision, he has a dream and the passion to pursue it. He has analytical skills, a decision-making ability and a go-getter attitude. He dreams big and has the grit to bring it into reality. He possesses virtues like integrity, dedication, fairness and an open mind to greet new ideas and innovate.

Are all managers good leaders? This question brings us to the concept of corporate leadership that highlights the role of effective leadership in the growth and success of an organization. Managers need to possess leadership skills like planning, organizing, delegating and effective communication. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”, says Peter Drucker. But when the line between the two blurs, managers become excellent leaders and leaders become effective managers. Be it a small firm of twenty employees, a multinational company of a thousand professionals or a country of millions, all are organizations. And leadership has a big role to play in directing an organization’s resources on the path of progress. For this, leaders have to be created.

Yes, leaders can be made. How? By inculcating in them, the qualities that a good leader should have. Leadership development should start from an early age. Leadership activities and team games can definitely help in introducing leadership traits to children. Activities like these help the children identify their hidden leadership traits and nurture them.

Leadership exercises conducted at the corporate level help identify true leaders in the organization and sharpen the managerial skills they have. The future of any organization – a firm, an institute, a company or a nation, is secure only in the hands of able leaders who can influence the masses with their thoughts and actions. Effective leaders are those who have the ability to listen, think, foresee, understand and act. True leaders are those who dare to dream and live to lead.

You don’t have to lead crusades or rule countries in order to be a leader. Anyone can be a leader and lead a successful life no matter where they are – whether they are at home, in the office, in the church, in school or even among friends. You can even be a leader as a humble servant!
Here are a few examples of the characteristics of leaders no matter where they are:
(1) A true leader always encourages others and brings out the best in them
Sidney Madwed quotes that the finest gift you can give is encouragement. Yet almost no one gets the encouragement they need to reach their full potential. A true leader will always work to bring out the best in their followers. They are not people who go around barking orders or criticizing their followers in order to pound them into submission. A true leader constantly gives confidence to his or her people so that they can go far beyond their capabilities.
(2) A leader who is at the top always goes down to the bottom
A true leader will always be humble and down to earth as well. They are the type of people who will fight on with the front line of the army. They will not only serve and slog within the trenches with his or her people, they will also lead by example thus showing their people that if he can do it, so can you!
(3) A leader always provides a vision for his or her people
Without vision, the people perish. The same goes for any follower without a vision. Most of the time, followers are like sheep following the shepherd. As the shepherd, your job is to lead them to the greener pastures and protect them from wolves (or in some cases, wolves in shepherd’s clothing). They will not allow their followers to fall prey to bad moral values, wrong teaching and things that will lead them to ruin.
(4) A leader never is always focused!
Have you heard that if someone chases two rabbits, they will most probably lose both? Make no mistake about it,  a leader is a person who is focused. They work towards their goals with laser-targeted accuracy and they will always lead their people in the right direction. The worst thing about a bad leader is that they are not clear what they want in life and they will lead their followers down the wrong path. After all, if you don’t have a good compass, you would be leading your people into a ditch.
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Let me show you how great I am: The greatest fear is not

that we are inadequate or just adequate….but that we are 

powerful beyond measure !!! 

Our Destiny is shaped in our moments of decision. 

So choose well !!!




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i. Understand that its your perception of the situation and others which determines your response therein. 

ii. Understand Responsibility……your response as per your ability. Know that you are responsible for your destiny. 

iii. Take care of your “EGO” as it is the only requirement to destroy any relationship so be the bigger person skip the ‘E’ and let it ‘GO’. 

iv. Remember to Recharge your Soul and Brain Cells with Nature, Exercise, healthy diet and meditation for a higher EQ & IQ. 

v. DARE to DREAM and make sure to live your DREAM. DREAM is not what you see when you SLEEP. DREAM is one which won’t allow you to SLEEP 

vi. Remember: one has to stretch to move out of one’s comfort zone to become a winner & do something better & different !!! Comfort soothes but kills innovation ! 

vii. The Cave you fear to enter ,holds the TREASURES you seek.

viii. Dream by Visualizing your Vision and then Mind Mapping your Success Action Plan ! Intuition and Innovation are good Partners to your Dreams !

ix. Success is not Hocus Pocus…..its always Focus Focus…!

x. ONE new perception, ONE fresh thought , ONE act of surrender , ONE leap of faith ,
can change your life forever.


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The LUTR Mistake formula to Failure: L1/2 U1/4 T0 R x2 :

The greatest mistake of most human beings:                  

“We Listen   Half….

Understand Quarter….

Think Zero …

React DOUBLE” !!!


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A young man asked Socrates the Secret of Success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met.

Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until he started turning blue. The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to gasp and take deep breath.

Socrates asked ‘What you wanted the most when you were there?’

The man replied ‘Air’.

Socrates said ‘that’s the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air, you will get it. There is no other secret’ 

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Its the ‘I’ in Commitment which realizes the Moment of 

Truth in the ‘U’ of ‘Success’ and makes it a team of ‘Winners’

 which has the ‘WE’ code of a Star 2 Success ! 



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One day, the old wise Socrates walks down the streets, when all of the sudden a man runs up to him “Socrates I have to tell you something about your friend who…”

“Hold up” Socrates interrupts him “About the story you’re about to tell me, did you put it trough the three sieves?”

“Three sieves?” The man asks “What three sieves?”

“Let’s try it” Socrates says.

“The first sieve is the one of truth, did you examine what you were about to tell me if it is true?” Socrates asks.

“Well no, I just overheard it” The man says.

“Ah, well then you have used the second sieve, the sieve of good?” Socrates asks “Is it something good what you’re about to tell me?”

“Ehm no, on the contrary” the man answers.

“Hmmm” The wise man says “Let’s use the third sieve then, is it necessary to tell me what you’re so exited about?”

“No not necessary” the man says.

“Well” Socrates says with a smile “If the story you’re about to tell me isn’t true, good or necessary, just forget it and don’t bother me with it.” 

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Pain is one of the blocks of life that may come naturally or can be created but endurance is a skill we are born with… It’s just the choice that leaves an imprint on our physical, spiritual and mental health

P urposely 
A llowing urself to get
I nfluenced by 
N egative ENERGIES 

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