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leaders both/and smartI’ve long believed life isn’t an either/or choice but rather an array of both/and opportunities.

One place where the either/or versus both/and orientation shows up in stark contrast is in working with people to produce outcomes, whether it’s at work, at home, in the community, etc.

Some individuals have an intense heads-down focus on delivering a finished task. Others prefer to build camaraderie and esprit de corps.

A welcome few understand all work gets done by and through people. They practice the art and science of delivering solid results and developing/maintaining relationships by using their heads to manage and their hearts to lead.

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I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude. ~Judith M. Knowlton 

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

…the art of living rightly is like all arts: the capacity alone is born with us; it must be learned, and practiced with incessant care. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity. ~Joseph Sugarman

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. ~James F. Byrnes

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. ~Eric Hoffer

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards. ~William Arthur Ward

The paradox is the seed of truth. This germ just needs a fertile ground to flourish and bear fruit. ~Léo Errera

I am afraid all we can do is to accept the paradox and try to accommodate ourselves to it. ~ Willem de Sitter

Whenever the essential nature of things is analysed by the intellect, it must seem absurd or paradoxical. This has always been recognized by the mystics, but has become a problem in science only very recently. ~Fritjof Capra


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