A participant who attended one of my leadership programs earlier in the spring has been traveling with her daughter in Europe and sent me an email with a line that has not left me: “…while traveling I’ve had time to not think at all, just wonder and be amazed…” This put me into a reflective … Read moreAUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP The Strength of Your Presence Means Being Present to Life
Well, the professional hockey season is over and the Washington Capitals have the Stanley Cup. Congratulations to the team. But that is not the main story for many of the rest of us. Our story is composed of part magic, part luck, and what I like to call the “four qualities of heroic leadership.” Let … Read moreHeroic Leadership: Lessons From The Golden Knights – By Fr. Max Oliva, S.J.
The past few weeks I have noticed just how much caring there is in the world around us. Perhaps it is because I have written a book on caring and I believe that what you focus on is what grows. It’s the simple acts of kindness that have a powerful impact on the people around … Read moreLessons From a Restaurant Manager
A participant in one of my leadership development programs in Oklahoma wrote me this week giving tribute to his late mother and the impact she had on his life. It has obvious application for parents and for all of us who are committed to having a positive impact on those we serve and love. Whether … Read moreWords Matter
As I design and deliver leadership development programs for organizations across the continent, one word that forms a common thread amid every person I meet today is the word busy. Everyone is busy. When I ask,” How are you today?” the reply is always, “I’m busy!” Busy has become a badge of honour. If, for some … Read moreTHE OTHER EVEREST – Navigating The Pathway to Authentic Leadership
At the end of each year I reflect on my progress and blessings from the previous year and clarify some of my intentions for the coming twelve months. In the midst of this musing I like to read the children’s book Selma, by Jutta Bauer. Selma is a humble little book about a humble little sheep that … Read moreTHE YEAR AHEAD: Lessons From Selma the Sheep