Finish Well

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” (Will Durant). I have used this quote before in previous posts. I agree wholeheartedly with Durant’s summation of Aristotle’s work, and I also  believe his quote embodies the very essence of who we are. When we are getting closer andContinue reading “Finish Well”

Kavana

Kavana is a Jewish term that has multiple meanings, but for the purpose of this post, I want to focus on only one: “Duties of the heart alone. To be humble and reverence respect to God and to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. To keep your heart,Continue reading “Kavana”

Stay Focused or Sink Fast

As I grow in my personal, professional, and most importantly, my spiritual life, I have found that I have a lot to learn; especially when it comes to my faith, my understanding of who Christ is, and what it means to be a leader. Leadership is not something we should take lightly. It is moreContinue reading “Stay Focused or Sink Fast”

Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors’” (Joshua 1:6). Last time I discussed that strong and courageous leadership starts with submission to God. This time, I want to discuss how strong and courageous leadership means standing strong and being courageous in the faceContinue reading “Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)”

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)”

The Power of Investing

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you may have noticed the emphasis I place on investing in those you lead. Investing in your people is crucial to the success of any company or organization, and it also creates a successful, well rounded culture. Investing in people is the mostContinue reading “The Power of Investing”

Choose Your Words Carefully

The other day, I was watching a snippet from the movie 300; one of the best movies ever made. In the scene I was watching, King Leonidas addresses a Persian messenger. The Persians want to make a treaty with the Spartans to use their land and water for their armies. Throughout most of the discussion,Continue reading “Choose Your Words Carefully”

Strong Character

American novelist, G. Michael Hopf, once wrote, “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” There is much truth in this quote. However, I want to add something: “Hard times create men of character, men of character create good times, good timesContinue reading “Strong Character”

A Work In Progress

Mistakes are a part of life. They are also lessons to be learned. Mistakes come in all shapes and sizes. We might make mistakes in our diet, our personal choices, doing simple math, or even making the wrong turn while driving. However, the mistakes that have the most impact are the ones that affect ourContinue reading “A Work In Progress”

Leading With Resilience

Why do we allow people to hold power over us? Why do we care so much what people think and say about us? The more we give up our own power to those who are toxic, degrading, and ignorant, the more we give ourselves away. People who force you to think or accept ideologies thatContinue reading “Leading With Resilience”