Be Strong and Courageous (Part 1)

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors’” (Joshua 1:6). These were the words the Lord told Joshua when he took over as the leader of the Israelites. But let’s back up some forty years before, when the Lord commanded Moses to send menContinue reading “Be Strong and Courageous (Part 1)”

Character Flaws

Do you know how gold refiners remove the impurities from gold? They start by placing the gold into a crucible and heating a furnace to over 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit). Once the optimal temperature is reached, they place the crucible into the furnace and wait for the gold to melt down to liquid.Continue reading “Character Flaws”

Why I Started A Blog About Leadership

There are multiple reasons why I chose to start a leadership blog. One reason was that I wanted to put my doctorate degree to use, rather than just looking at an expensive piece of paper (my diploma). I have a passion for leadership and  believe that effective and purposeful leadership happens through service and selflessness.Continue reading “Why I Started A Blog About Leadership”

Be Someone Worth Following

There are a lot of people in “leadership” positions that really aren’t worth following. They might talk a good game and say all the right things, but their actions tell a completely different story. How a “leader” leads him or herself will determine how effective they are as a leader. If a “leader” leads hypocritically,Continue reading “Be Someone Worth Following”

Reflection

At the end of each year, I try to make it a habit to reflect personally and professionally over the past year. Needless to say, 2020 is a year unlike any other. Life has definitely not been the same this year, which means there is much to reflect on and much to learn. The quoteContinue reading “Reflection”

What Are You Reading?

Former President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Leadership and reading go hand in hand. If leaders are not reading, they are not growing. Leaders must always be pushing themselves to improve. A stagnant leader is an ineffective leader. Leaders who findContinue reading “What Are You Reading?”

When It’s Time To Quit

The other day, I was having a conversation with a colleague and the topic of knowing when to quit came up. The conversation led to some great discussion, but as I reflected on what we talked about, I felt that the conclusion that was made from our conversation works with any position at any companyContinue reading “When It’s Time To Quit”

Who Are Your Heroes?

Growing up, we look up to mythical and make believe characters. We imagine ourselves as Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, and if you were like me, Rambo; who doesn’t like running around shooting guns and bow and arrows and taking out bad guys. As children, our heroes represent what we wish we could do or be, andContinue reading “Who Are Your Heroes?”