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
Relationships never grow without the fertilization of words and they never get sprayed into the garden of lives without first - communication.
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.
We live in a world that boasts of being civilized, and yet the same cyclical perpetuated problems still cause many nations to implode into the same quagmire that has been present for centuries. Corruption, mismanagement, and runaway debts drapped on the back of irresponsibility, infest our economies and standard of living like a pandemic disease. … Continue reading Leading Nations Begin with the Heart
Nations fall apart when leadership is weak in ethics and values. It weakens the inward moral compass to become an unreliable source of direction, and eventually dashes the national vessel against the rocky shores of destruction. Don't mistake the lack of values to lack of intelligence. Many despots have been educated in some of the … Continue reading Nations Rise and Fall on…
The first day on the job, in a new position, or another department with a company can be exciting, but too often is short-lived. The reception is usually a warm and friendly acceptance along with a degree of enthusiasm. In this temporal experience we can make assumptions that will lead us to a frustrating future … Continue reading New Leadership Principles
Vision is the petri dish for passion and motivation. Direction gives people a purpose which refines their focus to be able to concentrate on the goal. Focus itself creates boundaries alleviating leadership from the worry of scattered directionless employees. Creating a target erases vague generalities that causes a foggy atmosphere of aimless pursuits. Where focus … Continue reading Vision Necessary
When choosing a president or any person in leadership capacity, watch how they act under pressure. How a person acts in the fire is who they really are. Good leadership has a quality that is indispensable. It must be able to handle criticism without immature responses and knee-jerk emotional outbursts. Leadership carries an expectancy – … Continue reading Handling the Inevitable in Leadership
A voice of balance needs to arise. One that can build a bridge over the chasm of tension, division, and discontentment in order to lead without polarizing the issues. An individual operating in the lofty heights of a statesman where convictions supersede the whimsical winds of fickle mindedness. A voice that refuses to lower its … Continue reading A Balanced Leader
Are there any answers to the violence that is becoming prevalent today regardless if it is being perpetrated on people by a rogue government or violent protests? What about mass killings by lone operatives or genocide carried out by a regime? What leads to such unthinkable tragedies? Are their cultural environments conducive to bad behavior? … Continue reading Education and Morals