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. ...
May 16, 2010Justin
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 ...
April 20, 2010Justin
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 ...
March 27, 2010Justin
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 ...
March 20, 2010Justin
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 ...
March 20, 2010Justin
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 ...
February 9, 2010Justin
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 ...
January 20, 2010Justin
"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 ...
October 9, 2006Justin
"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, ...
August 20, 2006Justin
"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 ...
July 20, 2006Justin