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A Christmas Carol: How Scrooge Can Help You Discover Second-Act Significance

By Leadership, Legacy, Life of Significance

Of course, “Bah, humbug!” is not the end of Scrooge’s story… In fact, here at Beyond the Crucible, he could be the poster character for, as we often say, not letting your worst day define you, for moving beyond setback and failure. Especially this year, in fact, one in which we’ve spent a good deal of time exploring how to discover your second-act significance, there may be no better character who comes around every Christmas to study as a means of learning how we each can move from “Is this all there is?” to “This is all I’ve ever wanted.”

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Want to Discover Your Life of Significance? Find Some Fellow Travelers…

By Crucibles, Leadership, Life of Significance

Let’s face it, life can be challenging… Moving beyond your crucible and bringing a vision into reality that speaks to (and fulfills) your soul, is not easy. As competent and gifted as we may be in some (and perhaps many) areas, I have learned that we all need help and community. This is what we at Crucible Leadership call a team of “Fellow Travelers”.

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5 Ways To Transform Into A Crucible-Busting Hero

By Crucibles, Leadership, Life of Significance, Purpose

We are in the middle of a special summer podcast series at BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE we’re calling Lights, Cameras, Crucibles: What Our Favorite Movie Heroes Can Teach Us About Overcoming Setbacks and Failure. But as an article a few years ago in Psychology Today pointed out, there are surprising ways fictional heroes improve our lives. And in addition to unpacking the lessons these characters can teach us about moving beyond setbacks and failures, we also wanted to offer the truths discussed in that article.

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4 Surprising Ways Heroes Make Us Better

By Crucibles, Leadership, Life of Significance, Purpose

We are in the middle of a special summer podcast series at BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE we’re calling Lights, Cameras, Crucibles: What Our Favorite Movie Heroes Can Teach Us About Overcoming Setbacks and Failure. But as an article a few years ago in Psychology Today pointed out, there are surprising ways fictional heroes improve our lives. And in addition to unpacking the lessons these characters can teach us about moving beyond setbacks and failures, we also wanted to offer the truths discussed in that article.

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Show People Kindness, Dignity and Respect

By Leadership, Legacy, Life of Significance

As we rise in organizations and become more successful and as our businesses grow, life gets more hectic and more demanding.  We travel more, are away from home more, the pressure intensifies.  Our bosses or our boards seem more demanding.  The shareholders expect and demand continuous quarterly earnings increases.  But something else happens, too.  Perhaps imperceptibly, we begin to change.

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