Cooperation vs. Conflict

Last week, on pediatric emergency medicine, I remember fondly my 20-month old patient with an upper respiratory infection. Even though his mother had brought him to the ER to get help for him, he wouldn’t cooperate with me to allow me to examine him and give him...

How to achieve your greatest dreams

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu You achieve your greatest dreams by breaking them down into small manageable goals and focusing on accomplishing one goal at a time. As you accomplish them, you build momentum to that propels...

Why Fasting Improves Brain Function

Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms...

Everybody Has a Calling

Everybody has a calling and your real job in life is to figure that out and go about doing it. Your calling is your invitation to change the world. And your calling is not hard to discover. A little self-understanding, openness, and faith will lead you there. You may...

How to Be a Phenomenal Person, by Oprah

Oprah inspired me in this talk. From beginning to end, it’s amazing. I particularly loved, to hear her talk about the Power of Speaking Into Being, something that I personally believe and have practiced for years now. I also loved the following quote from...

The Anatomy of Trust, by Brene Brown

The 7 Elements of Trust In this video, research professor, Brene Brown gives an acronym, BRAVING, that she created for remembering the anatomy of trust–i.e. the elements that makeup trust. Boundaries Reliability Accountability Vault – Keep my secrets and...

7 Traits of Great Leaders

Why should you and I be interested in knowing the 7 personality traits of great leaders? First, because regardless of what we do in life, we are leaders. Second, these traits can be learned. Because they can be learned, we can improve our leadership ability. Here are...

A Leader Discerns the Times

A leader discerns or interprets the times. A leader is able to chart the course to success because he can interpret or discern the times. Leaders discern the times. That’s how they get their vision and that’s how they lead the team to victory. By discerning /...

A Leader Finds a Way for the Team to Win

John Maxwell says, “Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win.” Randy Pennington says, “The leader’s most important – you could say only – job is to influence others to deliver positive results. Results rule! Everything else is a discussion of the best ways to do so.” A...

A Leader is a Servant

A leader is a servant. He is a steward, not an owner. The people are the owner of everything. A leader is both a servant of Truth and a servant of the people. As a servant of Truth: A leader must see things through a truth paradigm that is based on group’s...

Talent Vs. Skills

What is talent? Here are some dictionary definitions of talent. Let’s examine them. A talent is: -“a natural endowment or ability of a superior quality. -“a marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment: has a rare talent for music.”...
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