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
Not all of us can do great things. What we can do is small things with great love. – Mother Teresa For more than twenty years, Jeka was my ticket agent … Read moreJEKA AND THE POWER OF ONE: How Ordinary People Can Make An Extraordinary Difference
I received a thoughtful response to my latest article from a client: “You state: “the true measure of a leader is their capacity to influence. I do not disagree that successful leadership does include the ability to influence, but is the true measure of a leader in their capacity to influence? Or is it in … Read moreIs Leadership About Inspiration or Influence?
This past spring, in a year-long leadership program I help facilitate for the Department of Human Services in the State of Oklahoma, one of the participants introduced me to This I Believe, an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, … Read moreThis I Believe
When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles quiver under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly, nothing will go quite as you wish – it is then that you must not hesitate. – Dag Hammarskyold In the classic 1969 Henry Hathaway movie,True Grit, John … Read moreAN UNDERVALUED VIRTUE CALLED GRIT – The Power To Persevere In The Pain