Blessing in Disguise: “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone”

Imagine a writer without a laptop, a pen or paper. Imagine a motivational speaker without an audience. Imagine a bodybuilder without a gym. I would be willing to guess that all of us in some way shape or form have/have had things in our lives that we are/were passionate about. If the past year hasContinue reading “Blessing in Disguise: “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone””

Thank God For…

What if I told your that 2020 was the best year of my life? Referencing President Eisenhower’s comments after the Pearl Harbor attacks, “A year (not day) that will live in infamy.” 2020 started with a shock with the tragic and heartbreaking death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and those 7 other precious individuals. GodContinue reading “Thank God For…”

Unleashing Potential: Better Leadership is Needed

The common questions surrounding the concept of leadership development are often:1) What is leadership?And2) How are leaders developed? While these are certainly the basis of understanding what it means to become an effective leader, there are 2 other questions which I believe are just as important but often take a back seat to the questionsContinue reading “Unleashing Potential: Better Leadership is Needed”

Leader’s Honor: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Who would forget the ever-famous line of Peter Parker’s grandfather, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Spiderman never let us down. With the power he possessed, he made sure to be responsible in using it for the good of the people around him. Leadership is not at all different from being superheroes in this sense.Continue reading “Leader’s Honor: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Leadership Exposed: 4 Realities of Leadership that Shouldn’t be Overlooked

Much has been written about leadership: rules, pointers, styles, and biographies of inspiring leaders throughout world history. But there are certain leadership ideas that we ourselves fail to recognize and realize in the course of reading books. Here is a short list of things you thought you knew about leadership. Leaders come in different flavors.Continue reading “Leadership Exposed: 4 Realities of Leadership that Shouldn’t be Overlooked”

Unlock Your Potential: Better Leadership Makes a Difference

Our world is run by leadership. Everywhere you look there is surely to be traces of it. Whether you look at the manager of a grocery store, a wolf in the wilderness, a CEO at the office, or the president of a nation, leaders are at the head of it all. Since our world isContinue reading “Unlock Your Potential: Better Leadership Makes a Difference”

True Leadership = True to Yourself

Leadership is all about being yourself and demonstrating personal authenticity rather than learning some formula from a text book. Aspiring leaders therefore need to be true to themselves. Real leaders are also open and willing to reveal their weaknesses. There is often a misconception that those in leadership roles need to be stronger and/or moreContinue reading “True Leadership = True to Yourself”

Mentoring: A Job of Impact

If you are considering mentoring someone younger and/or with less experience, here are some things to ponder before taking action: 1. Is mentoring for you? Most effective mentors truly, deeply enjoy helping other people grow and develop. Make sure you’re likely to enjoy the process before you take it on. Make sure you have theContinue reading “Mentoring: A Job of Impact”

Leadership Training: The Difference Between Growth and Stagnation

Most business owners and people in power positions would like to consider themselves as strong, competent and effective leaders. The ones who get it right, understand the importance of developing their skills even after they have been awarded a leadership position. However, unfortunately there are those who choose to halt their growth after reaching theContinue reading “Leadership Training: The Difference Between Growth and Stagnation”

‘Road Work Ahead’: The Difference Between Leading and Managing

It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same role. While it is true that often a manager also plays the part of the leader, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of a team or organization. By understanding the difference betweenContinue reading “‘Road Work Ahead’: The Difference Between Leading and Managing”