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April 27 2009

Motivational Quote: "The way I see it, leadership does not begin with power but rather, with a compelling vision or goal of excellence. One becomes a leader when he or she is able to communicate that vision in such a way that others feel empowered to achieve excellence." -Frederick W. Smith

Thought #1: It's interesting to me to see the world's perspective of 'Frederick W. Smith' after living in Memphis, home of FedEx, and seeing many local people's view of 'Fred Smith.' I wouldn't put this quote in his mouth based on the people I knew that worked at Fed and how they felt at that company.

Thought #2: FedEx is an amazing company, all of the success and wonder surrounding it, you forget that Smith used a multi-million dollar inheritance to get it started.

Thought #3: I think this quote is missing a that. I would find it to make more sense if it said that "others feel empowered to achieve that excellence" in reference to the leaders vision. You're not really leading people if they are not achieving the goals you have set--you might be inspiring them, but not leading them.

Proverbs 27:7(NLT) ->Excess destroys appreciation

Proverbs 27:12(NLT) ->Consider the consequences, be prepared.

Proverbs 27:14(NLT) ->And blasting Iron Butterfly's Inna-godda-divida is just plain wrong.

Revelation 6:17 ->Only those who trust in the Lamb may stand!

1 Samuel 14:23 ->Credit where it's due.

1 Samuel 14:1 compared to 1 Samuel 14:21 ->Some Israelites had already 'crossed over,' just not in a good way.

1 Samuel 14:30 ->Jonathan wants a complete victory.

1 Samuel 14:35 ->His only one? I might be overlooking it, but I don't see a reference to Saul building other altars to the Lord.

1 Timothy 4:15 ->be absorbed in Scripture, preaching, teaching.

Prayer: Lord God, I want to be absorbed with your word, your way. Consume me for you!

Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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