Inspirational Leadership

I am fascinated by charismatic leaders. I admire someone who could show me the grand vision, what part I play in achieving it, and engage my creativity, curiosity, and personality. "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell One such leader was my former... Continue Reading →

Mind = Prime Real Estate

There is nothing as powerful as a made up mind.  Your actions are dependent on your thoughts and beliefs.  Often times, we accumulate social, cultural, and economic influences that takes up residence in our mind.  Although some influences may be helpful, every now and then we must reevaluate what we are willing to keep, let... Continue Reading →

So What, Now What?

My mom was a great influence in my life and a great example of an awesome leader and coach. Since I was in elementary school, she would not accept any of my excuses and would continually say, “So what, now what?”  At first, I thought she did not care and I ignored her. Then I realized... Continue Reading →

Conversation Hog Syndrome

There exists a disease that can unknowingly creep up on us I refer to as the Conversation Hog Syndrome (CHS). CHS creates a deep urge in the listener to say something to compete with the speaker’s sharing time. Other symptoms include… thinking of what to say next, abruptly interrupting the speaker, and offering advice when... Continue Reading →

Staying the Course

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for."-William Shedd Whatever life throws at us, we must be prepared to stay the course.  Like all journeys, we must have a plan on where we want to go. To achieve our destiny, we must create a series of goals to... Continue Reading →

Interconnectedness

“For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these... Continue Reading →

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