A few words to describe the current times and events would be tumultuous, uncertain, and divisive. Let's look beyond the reasons that have produced these extremes and peer into what is needed to change the adjectives. We often say "leadership is needed" but what does that mean exactly? Times like this demand a courage to … Continue reading Leading Past the Present
Look for others to encourage. It is a fact that when we focus on the needs of others we tend to diminish the discomfort of our own lives.
A man was walking through a supermarket with a screaming baby in the shopping cart. A woman nearby noticed that time and again the man would calmly say: “Keep calm, Albert. Keep calm, Albert. Finally, in admiration for the man’s patience as the child continued to wail, the woman walked up to him and said: “Sir, I … Continue reading What Can I Do in these Times
This emotional tidal wave that has splashed ashore in these times of uncertainty will be met with a resolve that unites and not divides. Stay safe, remain vigilant, and be thankful to the One who created us.
Leadership must look beyond the current flame of the moment, and look at the factors that produced this inflammation in society.
One day a young student asked his professor, what’s the difference between school and life? The professor replied, “in school, you’re taught a lesson and then you are given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. Lessons are repeated in life until they are finally learned. That’s why it … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Life isn't an accident waiting to happen... its an experience waiting for a decision.
Character and integrity leaves such giant footprints that it swallows the shallow meaningless attacks of those looking for a little hill to make a mountain out of it.
Don’t waste time being drawn into tabloid triviality disguised as pertinent issues. Focus on the issues, goals, and strategy laid out to get there. Speak about what matters. What you address, your words give power to. There are a lot of dead things now alive because someone chose to waste their time and give power … Continue reading Leadership Encouragement and Wisdom
We all have yielded to the temptation of trying to force someone into compliance to what we think or expect. The harvest of this fateful decision always ends up in feelings of frustration and exasperation. But we have to come to the conclusion that no matter how much you want to, you can’t force everything. You can’t … Continue reading Proper Motivation