Off Topic: Happy July 4th!

To all of my fellow Americans: Happy Independence Day! For everyone else, Happy July 4th (everyone should have a happy day).

As I’ve done on previous July 4ths, I’m sharing wisdom from America’s founding fathers. This year, I turn to William Ellery, one of the Rhode Island representatives to sign the Declaration of¬†Independence.

Here are some very insightful quotes from Ellery:

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

The bottom line: Have a great day, full of love, integrity, and overcoming difficulties!

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/brucetemkin

One thought on “Off Topic: Happy July 4th!”

  1. Thanks for the motivation. I love that “We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” I agree, too many people want to control others, rather than be happy that others are happy with whatever they choose to do.

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