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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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He will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may.

Tags: Fly, Line, May

Show me a better man. Name one and I am answered; but do not point, as a disqualification, to the very facts which make this man fit beyond all others.

Tags: Others, Point, Show

The election before us will be the Austerlitz of American politics.

Tags: American, Election, Politics

Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win.

Tags: Country, State, Win

Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt.

Tags: Effort, Favor, Whose

People don't realize how much control they do have. The more you can show them this control, the easier it is to tap back into the creative side of the brain that allows people to see possibilities and options.

Tags: Brain, Control, Creative

The best way we can encourage people to create companies that create jobs is to celebrate the diverse entrepreneurial stories and the variety of drivers that led these entrepreneurs to sticking their necks out.

Tags: Best, Create, Jobs

The intersection of psychology and business is typically seen as being as congested, stressful, and emotionally barren as a peak commute traffic day on the L.A. freeways. But, thankfully, we live in an era in which neuroscientists are teaching us about the malleability of our brain and the emotionally contagious nature of our workplaces.

Tags: Brain, Business, Nature

When any of us thinks of ourselves as a role model - whether that's as a parent being observed by their kids or a leader under the microscope of their followers - it creates a natural stepping up of how we carry ourselves and what we expect from ourselves.

Tags: Kids, Leader, Whether

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving.

Tags: Change, Leadership, Time

Whether we're conscious of it or not, our work and personal lives are made up of daily rituals, including when we eat our meals, how we shower or groom, or how we approach our daily descent into the digital world of email communication.

Tags: Daily, Personal, Work

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

Tags: Great, Leadership, Mind

Bali is one of my favorite places in the world. In one of my past lives, I believe I was living on the island of Bali.

Tags: Lives, Living, Past

Business principles are only as good as the practices that back them up.

Tags: Business, Good, Principles

Companies and leaders are role models - not just with the business community - but in the broader world.

Tags: Business, Community, Leaders

Every five years, I like to do a big birthday party. I had my 45th birthday with 75 friends in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Tags: Big, Birthday, Friends

Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt 'thank you,' is like wrapping a gift for someone and never giving it to them.

Tags: Good, Life, Someone

Great leaders help their people see how they can directly impact the company's objectives and their own personal goals.

Tags: Great, Help, Personal

In general, I'm not much into etiquette and am a rule-breaker and rebel by nature.

Tags: General, Nature, Rebel

Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them.

Tags: Anxiety, Emotional, Once

Organizations that can diminish fear are those that are able to motivate, create, and innovate.

Tags: Able, Create, Fear

Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.

Tags: Gratitude, Happiness, Social

Someone could be amazing at what they do, but if you don't like them, why bother hiring them?

Tags: Amazing, Someone, Why

The companies we admire are like the people we admire: resilient, authentic, personable, collaborative, ambitious, and humble.

Tags: Admire, Ambitious, Humble

The more externally chaotic the world becomes, the more we need sound internal logic, especially when it comes to our emotions.

Tags: Emotions, Logic, Sound

We're all human. It's the most important, neglected fact in business.

Tags: Business, Fact, Human
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When I started my hotel company, Joie de Vivre, at the age of 26, I saw this venture as my ticket to freedom.

Tags: Age, Freedom, Started

When people get into that fight-or-flight place, then they move away from the creative centers of their brain.

Tags: Away, Brain, Place

Conventional wisdom suggests the primary motivator for entrepreneurs is money or wealth creation and, in fact, much of the political debate tends to center around what kind of tax or regulatory policy changes will turn corporate suits into small business adventurers overnight.

Tags: Business, Money, Wisdom

Daniel Goleman has proven that two-thirds of the success in business is based upon our Emotional Intelligence as opposed to our IQ or our level of experience. As we look for the next crop of future CEOs, maybe it's time for America's corporations to start interviewing grads from the psychology master's programs rather than the M.B.A. programs.

Tags: Business, Success, Time

I don't know about you, but I've saved cards that old high school flames wrote me as well as those that employees have written me over the years. The power of genuine, customized appreciation will never lose its value, even in a gloomy economy... in fact, it's probably what we're all thirsty for in this desert of a depression.

Tags: Depression, Power, School

I know that when I attached my sense of identity a little too closely to my work that I might be distracting myself from feelings of unworthiness. It wasn't the number of hours I worked or how bloodshot my eyes were that defined the difference. It was something internal.

Tags: Eyes, Feelings, Work

I'd done my time in corporate America, from McDonald's making shakes to Morgan Stanley making deals and, yet, I felt awfully constrained by the uniform - not just my clothes, but how I felt I needed to conform - that a traditional job required me to wear.

Tags: Done, Job, Time

If an employee told you he had the flu, you'd send him home. If an employee told you he was feeling anxious, you'd probably tell him to get back to work. But the emotion is just as contagious as a flu virus.

Tags: Feeling, Home, Work

Isn't it ironic that pay, perks, and benefits all cost your company at the bottom line, but authentic recognition, especially when it's most unexpected, costs very little and gives the most impressive return on investment?

Tags: Company, Pay, Unexpected

My life is scattered and busy. I think of my home as a resort. When I step through the door, I feel relaxed. I almost feel like I've taken a vacation.

Tags: Busy, Home, Life