Justin

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May2010

Recognition

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My life changed when I realized a man would risk his life for a blue ribbon. Napoleon   A study set out to find the number one reason that a person would decide they no longer wanted to work in a company. I got to admit I thought the reason would be money. ... Read More
May 16, 2010Justin

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Apr2010

Just words?

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In the beginning there was the word Bible   During this year’s American Presidential primary, the Clinton Campaign charged that Barak Obama’s candidacy was based on just eloquent words. This is how he responded:   “… ‘I have a dream!’ Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created ... Read More
April 20, 2010Justin

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Mar2010

Crisis

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When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other represents opportunity. John F Kennedy   One thing that always used to puzzle me is how we as human beings could allow ourselves to regress into deeper and deeper states of dilapidation without doing anything about ... Read More
March 27, 2010Justin

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Mar2010

Listening

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To most people listening means waiting for their turn to speak.   Justin Cohen    One of the most powerful ways to tell someone how much you appreciate them is not to tell them but instead to listen, really listen. People love the sound of their own voice, when you listen with appreciative interest ... Read More
March 20, 2010Justin

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Mar2010

When knowledge fails

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Many know, few do. Justin Cohen   Having been on the corporate speaking circuit for nearly ten years, I remain ever grateful for the opportunities I get to enlighten and inspire.  What concerns me is how much easier it is to know than to act – both for my audiences and for myself.   Sometimes ... Read More
March 20, 2010Justin

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Feb2010

Lead with a new story

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The destiny of the world is determined by the stories it loves and believes in. Harold Goddard   In 1988 when the minister of education was a man called FW De Klerk at school we were openly taught that whites were better than blacks and should be separated. After suggesting otherwise one of ... Read More
February 9, 2010Justin

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Jan2010

The audacity of vision

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 Vision is the audacity to see the invisible. Justin Cohen   Every great accomplishment begins as an idea in the mind. Marvel, revel, indulge your fantasies. Ask yourself, what is my ideal life?   If I could have or be anything what would it be? You may not get it exactly as you envisage it ... Read More
January 20, 2010Justin

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Oct2006

Strategic business leadership

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 "Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emmerson   Of course there is much we can learn from following the paths that others have trod but true leadership demands that we create our own. It takes courage to cut ... Read More
October 9, 2006Justin

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Aug2006

Relationship

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 "The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." Theodore Roosevelt   The royal road to our greatest dreams is lined by people, how we deal with those people will determine whether we get to our destination or not. The ‘self-made-man’ is a myth, ... Read More
August 20, 2006Justin

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Jul2006
"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emmerson   I am currently in the UK on multiple conferences for the Academy for Chief Executives. Once a month CEO’s and MD’s take time out of the office to attend a ... Read More
July 20, 2006Justin