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    January 3rd, 2012

    ♬ Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost…♬

    Lyrics and music by: M. ShadowsThe Rev, recorded by Avenged Sevenfold.

    Seize the Day

    Seize the Day

    This is another “Leadership Moments” guest post by Beth Flynn of the Ohio Leadership Center.

    Roman leaders coined the phrase, Carpe diem, which translates to seize the day.  Skilled leaders know the necessity of proactivity.  They understand and appreciate that every moment in each day holds opportunities.  Individuals with clear mind, who focus on the present moment, can envision, create, serve and produce with grace and skill.

    An old Buddhist proverb states that each day is a miniature version of your entire life.  Each day will hold opportunities, gains, obstacles, and perhaps frustration.  People’s perspective determines how they view these events.  Individuals determine how they may use their time, energy, and focus (Schantz, p. 96).

    From: Schantz, M. (2008).  75 principles of conscious leadership: inspired skills for 21st century business. Bandon, OR: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

    75 Principles of Conscious Leadership is available from the OSU Leadership Center.  Click here to borrow this resource or any other resource.  Once you are on the OSU website, click on the Spectrum icon. Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world.

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    Thanks Beth for another great leadership post on how we can make the most of the day by focusing on the moment!

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 10:33 am and is filed under Change Management, Law Firm Strategy, Leadership and Strategic Planning, personal focus and renewal, Tips, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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