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The Wisdom of Yoda (11)

The Wisdom of Yoda (11) “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” The Empire Strikes Back This. This is everything. This is the wisdom of Yoda. To become as innovative and persistent as your true potential deserves requires a … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (10)

The Wisdom of Yoda (10) “Named must be your fear before banish it you can.” Unattributed Regrets are known shadow issues you have not had the courage to resolve. You have identified them but have not objectified or resolved them. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (9)

The Wisdom of Yoda (9) “The greatest teacher, failure is.” The Last Jedi In a VUCA landscape, Fail Forward Fast is more important than ever. When you are a disruptor, you must shift your perspective so that you both expect … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (8)

The Wisdom of Yoda (8) “Luminous beings are we…not this crude matter.” The Empire Strikes Back You have to want to break the bonds of common habits. It is the daily enactment of small, powerful, and uncommon habits that will … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (7)

The Wisdom of Yoda (7) “Wars not make one great.” The Empire Strikes Back Authentic leaders learn to win in their minds before seeking to win on the battlefield. This requires a commitment to alone time for silence, contemplation, meditation, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (6)

The Wisdom of Yoda (6) “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” The Phantom Menace Character is largely displayed through emotions. Emotional control and development speak to our lived experiences … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (5)

The Wisdom of Yoda (5) “Judge me by my size, do you?” The Empire Strikes Back Teams come in all sizes. Radical focus is difficult to coordinate across large teams. General Stanley McChrystal solved lack of focus by fostering a … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (4)

The Wisdom of Yoda (4) “Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.” The Empire Strikes Back We all want to perform at our peak levels. It is a simple idea but not easy to do. Performance is both a … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (3)

The Wisdom of Yoda (3) “A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defence, never for attack.” The Empire Strikes Back Daily, we confront issues of a fragmented and chaotic world : extreme religious fundamentalism, environmental degradation, volatile financial markets, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Yoda (2)

The Wisdom of Yoda (2) “That is why you fail.” The Empire Strikes Back How do you really grow as a human being? You have grasped your potential. You know where to point your compass. You can overcome fear and … Continue reading

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