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10 Leadership Lessons From Inspiring Leaders In History
I'm extremely pleased to be writing about this topic. It's something I have been paying great attention to over the last 2 years. Brain function has not nearly been discussed enough in the past, however seems to be picking up speed over the last few years.

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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

Abraham Lincoln

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Powerful Persistence

Abraham Lincoln is most celebrated for his role in keeping the nation together during the Civil War and signing the Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States.

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“In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every r...

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Bold Courage

As the first woman justice on the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor served as the swing vote on a number of important cases for controversial issues like abortion, affirmative act...

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela

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Humble Sacrifice

Nelson Mandela was a visionary leader who believed that forgiveness was more important than revenge. As the first South African president elected in fully democratic elections, he saw his...

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Creative Innovation

As the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt helped redefine the role by participating in radio broadcasts, authoring a daily syndicated column, holding press conferences to discuss wome...

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Brave Determination

Rosa Parks, an active member of the civil rights movement, is best known for her act of refusal to give up her bus seat and comply with racists segregation policies. Her defiance h...

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“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

Oprah Winfrey

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Valuable Networks

Oprah Winfrey overcame sexism and humble beginnings to build an empire from her TV show.

Her influence on culture by celebrating the success of others is a reminder that great leade...

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Moving Beyond Comfort

A social activist and leader in the education sector, Geoffrey Canada has been committed to improving our education system for over 25 years.

His ability to challenge the outdated busi...

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“Real leadership is when everyone else feels in charge.”

Bono

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Leveraging Platforms 

As the singer of U2, Bono used his influence as an entertainer to raise global awareness of critical issues like AIDS and poverty. He persuaded global leaders to increase their support to th...

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Giving More, Taking Less

Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie distinguished herself by becoming a humanitarian and using her influence to give to others. She has used her global influence to bring attention to ...

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“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”

Jeff Bezos

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Believing In a Vision

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com, has a vision defined by his goals of transforming the way people purchase products, not simply to be an online merchant of books. His vision brought inn...

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Addicted to Consuming Information

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Dopamine Functions

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger that plays several important roles in the brain and body:

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Increase dopamine levels naturally

They are generally well regulated by the body, but there are a few diet and lifestyle changes you can make to boost your levels naturally:

  • Eat lots of protein
  • Eat less saturated fat
  • Consume probiotics
  • Exercise often
  • Get enough sleep
  • Listen to music
  • Meditate
  • Get enough sunlight