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...

DESIGN: 6 Keys to Finding Your Calling or Element

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”― Henry Ford “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist “Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world’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.”...

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...
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