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Things to Think About - Only a man who knows what it is like to...

For me, Muhammad Ali’s contributions as a life philosopher just continue to grow. He is someone who aged well and he became known more for his wisdom and common sense view of life than the bravado of his early years. more >>
 

Things to Think About - The biggest threat to innovation

Many years ago, the members of the Board of Advisors at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business were asked what the most important attribute of a successful leader was.  It was an almost unanimous response: self-awareness. more >>
 

Things to Think About - A key, self-initiated way to listen well is to ask a sincere question

One of the most common criticisms of leaders that I hear is “They just don’t listen”.  When I share this with the leader to whom the criticism is directed, their response usually begins with downcast eyes and a nod indicating that they realize the truth in what was said.  However, for many, the ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - The biggest threat to innovation is internal politics and an organizational culture which doesn’t accept failure

Many years ago, the members of the Board of Advisors at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business were asked what the most important attribute of a successful leader was.  It was an almost unanimous response: self-awareness. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Today you are you, that is truer than true

What better reminder of how the most wonderful thoughts can be expressed so simply could one ask for than by Dr. Seuss?  What a great way to begin the day—by celebrating one’s uniqueness and authenticity.  It doesn’t mean we can’t all try to be the best we can be and strive every day to be ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, ...

This quote may seem a little dark at first, but the more you think it through, the more it will resonate as a point of reflection and guidance, as it has been for me.  The older we get the more we think about things like a fulfilled life.  Here’s the good news: a fulfilled life does not have to ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - “Trust comes by foot and leaves in a taxi.” Anonymous

In over fifty years of collecting quotes, I have come to appreciate the way different cultures have their own unique way to get a concept across. more >>
 

Things to Think About - A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t get very far until you change it

So much has been written about attitude over the last century—endless articles, innumerable books, not to mention keynote speakers who address the topic of attitude. more >>
 

Interview with John Tregellas

Have you ever thought about the parallels between a book and a concert? Do you know what it takes to bring over a large orchestra from overseas and make sure that it performs at the sold-out Smetana Hall? more >>
 

Things to Think About - What is Life All About?

In my work, especially with young people, there are a lot of questions about life perspective. “How can I know where I’m going?” “What is really important in life?”  “How will I know when I’ve found it ?” “Why am I here?” more >>
 

Things to Think About - Are You Biased?

In today’s world, when we’re struggling with trying to understand this thing called globalization, there are many areas in which a personal bias can arise. more >>
 

Interview with Andrej Kiska, President of Slovak Republic

Helping and serving the society is the best life purpose: Czech & Slovak Leaders Magazine met with Andrej Kiska, President of Slovak Republic at his visit in Prague for the 20th anniversary of the Forum 2000 conference. more >>
 

Things to Think About - How are authentic leaders created?

I am often asked this question and it usually comes as, “Are authentic leaders—real leaders—born or are they made?” more >>
 

Can A Czech Millionaire Sell Wind And Snow?

Czech millionaire Ivo Lukacovic and his new venture, Windytv, is taking the market by storm—but without a business plan. more >>
 

Things to Think About - When does your life as a professional really begin?

I was asked recently to speak to a group of high-potential executives in a global telecommunications company.  Senior management wanted to instill in these young leaders of tomorrow the need to explore, to try new functional areas, new geographies, any number of things that would help them grow,... more >>
 

Things to Think About - The Truth as an Idea

George Kennan was a mid-20 th century, American diplomat and historian.  He was a member of a group of senior foreign policy greybeards known as “The Wise Men”. more >>
 

Ambassadors without diplomatic passport - Šárka Strachová

Šárka Strachová is the most successful Czech alpine skier. She has won the World Cup twice, is a 12-time medallist and 65 times she has ranked in TOP 10 in the period of 2002-2015. She has also won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver. In addition, Šárka managed to overcome... more >>
 

Things to Think About - To Be or Not To Be--Miserable

Carlos Castaneda was an immensely popular author, selling more than 28 million books in 17 languages. His journey was one of man’s search for a deeper meaning in life and he became a very charismatic, if not somewhat controversial philosopher.  In an interview with TIME magazine, the writer ... more >>
 

Interview with Mons. prof. PhDr. Tomáš Halík, Th.D.

Professor Halík, let me begin with the question about you becoming a candidate for the office of the president of the Czech Republic. I know your previous answers were negative ones, yet, the circumstances have changed. In June, you received Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University. You are the... more >>
 

Things to Think About - What is Our Purpose in Life?

Thinking about our purpose in life can be truly overwhelming.  Where does one begin--with family? Close friends? What about society?  How about your profession? Then the question can become one of validation, of results—when will you see any?  When should you see any? more >>
 
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