It’s not good enough to be right. Or to do what you think is right. The hard truth about leadership is that to be effective you have to master the power of words. You have to master delivering those words in the right tone. A good example of this comes from perhaps the greatest ruler …
Do Won Chang sat in a crowded airport in Korea waiting on a plane to take him, his parents, and his new bride to America.
It was at a dinner shortly after the wedding that the idea came up. One of Frederic’s younger sister had just married the most eligible bachelor in town. Chilled drinks were flowing. And so were the ideas. As Frederic’s rich older brother William joked with friends, out tumbled one of those ideas: ice for everyone. …
Looking back, it was the stupidest move I could have made that day. Especially since I was about to run the longest race of my life. Stepping foot into the Landsford Canal 24-Hour Race I had big plans for what I wanted to accomplish. For the last few weeks, I had been raising money for …
Success demands courage. If you are going to get to where you want to be, you are going to have to be courageous when you least feel prepared to find it inside yourself. The chaos of the battle faded briefly from his mind. Replaced with raw panic and fear.William D. Hawkins bowed his head to …
She came home from school to find her mom sitting on the couch, staring blankly out of the window. After a few minutes of uncomfortable silence, she blurted out the news.
Gabrielle was born into a poor family in the town of Saumur in western France. She helped her father trade in the market. It was a living that allowed them all to survive. But not much more.
She was 4 years old and wanted to climb the slide on the school playground. She was jealous of the other kids her own age having so much fun on the slide.
Li Ka-Shing gasped. His finger traced the outline of the sentence he had just read in the heavy medical book in front of him.
Gardell Martin was being raised in a rural Pennsylvania town. He had fields to run in and creeks to play in. He had a mom who got to stay home and take care of the kids.
Joan Murray was 47 years old. She had a successful marriage, raised two beautiful twin girls and had finally started to enjoy life. She had a career at the bank that she loved even though sometimes it took too much of her time.
Huang Guofu was playing outside with his friends when he was four. It was rural China. 1975. He grabbed onto a wire that was dangling nearby — and had the shock of his life.
Although he came from a family with significant money, George Steinbrenner’s strict German father, Henry, refused to just hand everything to George on a silver platter.
As he sat down in his Porsche 911 and wrapped his hands around the wheel, Magnus Walker felt the thrill he feels every time he sits in one.
At five years old, Ingvar Kamprad looked up at his aunt with his big blue eyes and told her his business plan.
Leonardo looked up at his mother as she firmly held his hand. He then looked at the large building in front of him that would become his home.
Fanny pushed her heels back into the starting blocks. The wind blew.
Guy always knew that he wasn’t going to take the traditional approach to life.
Ursula had been told from a young age that she had three strikes against her.
Wayne grew up an average child with average parents. His dad was a businessman who told his son over and over again “you can’t make any real money working for someone else.”