One man with courage makes a majority.

This was always one of my favorite quotes.  Disappointingly, I discovered today that Andrew Jackson probably didn’t actually say it.

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Andrew Jackson...but probably not

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton


Comment on the insights you’ve discovered for building the esteem of the people you lead.  Feel free to share your slip-ups too…as there’s great learning to be found in our mistakes.

This is your life and today is all you’ve got now
And today is all you’ll ever have
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes
This is your life
Are you who you want to be?




The band Switchfoot poses the age-old question “Are you who you want to be?” in their compelling song This is Your Life.

Take a few minutes to close your eyes (even though the lyrics suggest you not do that) and enjoy a few minutes of personal reflection.  If you’re not who you want to be…when are you going to do something about that?

The Beautiful Letdown (Columbia/Red Ink, Sparrow (CCM), February 25, 2003)

Sculler b&wThe master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.

Author debatable (likely L.P. Jacks...but possibly James Michener or Zen Master)