(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


In ancient Rome it was asked:

“What meat
doth Caesar eat
that he hath grown so great?”

Caesar was not great because of what he ate, he ate the same as everyone else.

The difference lay within.

Everyone has a seed of greatness in them. It is a different seed for each person. For one it may be to climb a mountain. For another to raise a child. Another may lead a company to excellence. Yet another may create profound art.

Your job (and, if you want, your joy) is to see the seed of greatness in the people in your family, the people who work for you, your employer, your customers. When you get really good at it you will see it in everyone you contact.

A coach helps people recognize and grow their seeds of greatness.

You can too.

(The source of this material is CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame member, Fred Pryor who used it to illustrate a point about leadership at a meeting of National Speakers Association chapter leaders.)


Copyright 1999 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.