Leading is loving

Loving is sacrificing and serving. Love is laying down one’s life for our fellow human beings. In the context of leadership, love is laying down our lives for those we serve as leaders, putting their interests first before our own. The greatest statement...

The Leadership Situation

What is a leadership Situation? Early in 2017, I was reviewing some resources to further develop myself in the area of public speaking when I stumbled on the concept of the rhetorical situation. In case you are wondering what rhetoric is, public speaking is basically...

7 Great Ways to Open a Speech

The first 30 seconds of your speech or presentation are the most important. It can make or break your presentation. For a strong opening, you can use: 1. Start with a story or anecdote This is one of the most powerful methods. Just start telling the story and it will...

The Secret to Self-Control

Researcher, Jonathan Bricker, says “the secret to self-control is to give up control.” I call that living the surrendered life. The life with no guilt, no shame, no condemnation. Check out this video and his...

What is the Ultimate Dream Killer?

If someone were to ask you, what is the greatest dream killer of all? What would you say? I recently watched a talk by Barbara Sher in which she argues that we have to change our common understanding of why we so often fail to bring our dreams into reality. She says...

How to Grow A Company

The answer is pretty simple. You grow a company or business by growing the people in that company. When you grow your people, their capacity increases. As their capacity increases, they will grow the quality of your products or services. In addition, their ability to...

What do you do when you hit a plateau?

What you do when you hit a plateau says a lot about your ability to become successful. When you hit a plateau, do you say, “Woe is me. I am stuck. I knew I couldn’t do this?” or do you say, “I know I can do this. I need to step back and try a...

Where to Find the Tools We Need to Change The World

We all know that to change the world, we must first start with changing ourselves. It seems that there are two natures within us. On the one hand, we believe that we can change ourselves and the world around us. As such, we set goals and initiate change. Sometimes, we...

Your Strengths Will Open Doors For You

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, sent a congratulatory text to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant following the team’s June 2017 championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team should soon be going to the White House to meet the president. I...

The One Thing I Want to Teach My Kids Before I Die

We are all dying, even if one is in complete health right now. We are born dying. From the cradle to the grave, each second that passes puts us closer to our graves. That has to get us thinking about the future. Since anybody can die at any time, I’ve asked...

Leadership is a Responsibility

“You’ve observed how poor leaders throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what...

One Key to Enhancing Your Performance in Anything You Do

What has worked for you in the past, and currently works for you today, may not be able to take you to the next level of your success or performance. Recently, I was working with a group of highly successful people who wanted to improve their performance but were...
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