Teaching vs. Telling: Are you Teaching or Telling?

Over the last 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring many people from different backgrounds. Something I remember emphasizing with them is the difference between teaching and telling. I teach my mentees this principle:  An ounce of teaching is better than...

Faith is Vision

Our minds have the amazing capacity to create a desirable future and to work towards making that future happen. That is what vision is all about. That’s our capacity to envision. When rightly seen vision and faith are two sides of the same coin. They are...

When the Center Cannot Hold and Things Fall Apart

Take a moment to think about the title of this article. You may notice it is a line from William Butler Yeats’ poem, The Second Coming. Think of a moment in your life when your center could not hold and things fell apart. What do you think was the cause?...

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...
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