Overlooking People’s Mistakes Works in Your Favor

“A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit.” Ancient Middle Eastern Proverb A lot of people don’t know this, but overlooking people’s mistakes works in our favor. When someone makes a mistake, the natural...

Three Great Speaking Tips

I recently listened to a talk by Bo Easton in which he gives three tips for public speaking. It resonated with me because I have often talked about the same three things, and they have guided my own public speaking journey. Here they are: 1)Your Personal Story is the...

Why You Shoudn’t pay attention to every word people say

“Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you—for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.” King Solomon, ancient King of Israel. Lately, this quote has had a huge impact on me. I...

Leaders give first. And go first.

“Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.” Paul of Tarsus Leaders go first, give first, and give sacrificially. Recently, I was coaching Danielle, a brave young woman who works as program coordinator for Shaping...

Generosity: How Champions are Made

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back” The Nazarene This week, Simone Biles...

Love is both Passion and Skill

Love is both passion and skill. It’s both heart and head. If you make it all heart and emotion, it will become a delusion. If you make it all head and skill, it becomes impersonal and ineffective. If you love unwisely, you can kill yourself or be injured in...

Helping People Vs. Helping People Help Themselves

Recently, a group meeting on my job was interrupted by a friendly, relaxed chat. Debra commented positively on the care I was giving to one of our patients. As a teaching moment, she asked me what motivated me to go the extra mile. Without thinking much about it, I...

Mindful Communication: How to connect deeply with people

With mindful communication, anyone can connect better and make a greater impact on others. We live in such a busy world. We are distracted by a million things. One minute it is a text message coming in, another it is a call from a family member. Then it is a friend or...

Your Actions Influence Those Around You

I asked a new elderly friend, “Have you ever been married?” Without missing a beat, he said, “My dad was married five times. I watched the law run his life. I never wanted to bring the law into my life.” What we do influence those around us....

Why I think Physicians Would Make The Best Life Coaches

Many physicians don’t have the time and often the training to provide life coaching services to their patients and communities. In spite of that, I think physicians, as a group, are the most prepared of any profession to help people shape their own destinies...

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained

Vision produces discipline. When you see a strong vision, you will see disciplined people. Where there is no vision, there is no discipline. I love to learn about life. It excites me to seek and discover the factors and habits that enable successful people to enjoy...

The Twelve Questions Every Leader Must Answer

The well-researched book, First Break All the Rules, provides 12  fundamental questions that most employees ask themselves. Great managers / leaders preemptively answer these questions because they know that’s the only way to keep their employees motivated and...
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