Archive for the ‘values’ Category
About a quarter of admissions officers at the nation’s top 500 colleges have used websites such as Facebook and Google to vet applicants, according to an annual Kaplan Test Prep survey. Of those, more than one-third say they have found something that has hurt a student’s chance of admission.
– Douglas Belkin & Caroline Porter, The Wall Street Journal
Web Profiles Haunt Students
Those who live in close proximity to their basic values are apt to agonize over choices that other people, drifting over the surface of their lives, might never even see as problems. Sound values raise tough choices; and tough choices are never easy.
– Rushworth M. Kidder
How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living
In the famous final scene from the movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart sends the beautiful Ingrid Bergman away with another man so he can stay behind and fight the Nazis. He ends up sacrificing everything–the woman he loves, a prosperous nightclub, respect and status–all because he knows there is something more important in life: the need to fight evil. Ultimately, that’s why we need to pray for courage. All things in life we want to hold on to–our possessions, pleasures and feelings of security–as well as fears about losing them, are secondary to our struggle with evil.
– Anthony DeStefano
Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To
Looking back, it’s difficult for me to understand how I could have maintained such a fragmented existence for so long without caving in to its incoherence and lack of central commitment. Life was a blur — I was popping from one activity to another without a moment’s hesitation to reflect and consider my overall life direction.
– Joseph Jaworski
Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership
There are moments of truth that define every leader, critical choices that reveal the true character of the heart, and there is no going back.
– Richard D. Phillips
The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David