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How We May Discover Self: Doyin Olaniyan
Doyin muses on various facets of life and living. She writes for odoyin.blogspot.com and shares at various literary events. Both her academic and literary works have been previously published. She is currently an MA Human Resources and Consulting student, Postgraduate Ambassador and Course Representative.
The Power of Story to Ignite Change: Candace Schuler
Stories are powerful. Stories tap into and change perceptions, illuminating the human condition. They give meaning and context to otherwise forgettable facts and figures. Stories make people care and move them to action.
Candace Schuler is a writer with a multiple personalities. In her 30+ year career, she has written software user guides, various types of instruction manuals, marketing collateral, grant proposals, case statements, case studies, business profiles, newsletters, press releases, white papers, speeches, scripts, short stories, a cookbook—and 26 (to date) romance novels.
Ferdinando Buscema: A New Narrative for Leadership
Based on the fact that the stories we tell ourselves have profound psychological impacts, magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema suggests a new narrative model for successful, modern leaders.
“When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong.”
Bryan Robles Youth Minister
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”
Bernard Meltzer Radio Talk Show Host (1916-1998)
“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
Henry Ward Beecher Clergyman, Social Reformer (1813-1887)
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
John Wesley Theologian (1703-1791)
“It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.”
Anthony Trollope Novelist (1815-1882)
“I don’t think about what I have done. I only think of the things I want to do, and I haven’t done.”
Martha Graham American Modern Dancer And Choreographer (1894-1991)
“Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.”
Jay Leno Comedian, Televison Host (born 1950)
“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
Henry David Thoreau Naturalist, Author, Philosopher (1817-1862)
“At twenty-five I should have worn a big red A on my chest; it would have stood for ambition, an ambition so brazen and burning that it would have reduced Hester Prynne’s transgression to pale pink.”
Anna Quindlen Journalist, Novelist (born 1953)
What lies within us is most important – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not afraid of greatness – William Shakespeare
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late – Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin
One day you will wake up and there will be no more time - Paulo Coelho
It’s never to late to be what you might have been – George Eliot
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence – Mark Twain
The happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts – Marcus Aurelius
The most important judgment is the one that you pass on yourself