I’m an avid reader. One of my favorite things to find out, especially from mentors and other leaders, are the books that have impacted them. In this post, I return the favor. Here are the books that have influenced me the most this past year. My focus this past year has been to get out [...]
Archive > December 2011
Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it—every, every moment? -Emily Gibbs, in Our Town by Thornton Wilder Life is. . .about a greater hunger that is beyond words and food…Life is worth living in and of itself. Life cannot be satisfied when it is lived out as a consuming entity. -Ravi Zacharias [...]
Photo by Striatic on Flikr Great listeners make great friends. They also make great mentors, great coaches, great leaders. The simple act of listening well gives value to those around you. How do we listen well? Be Quiet! Someone that listens well doesn’t feel the need to fill quiet with words.
Photo by Nishanth Jois on Flickr There is power behind contentment. Not an overt power that seeks to control, but an inner power that says I’m ok with who I am. This kind of power seeks to serve, seeks to make a difference, seeks to make the world a better place.
Photo by Saxon on Flickr The secret of leading well is to follow well. I’ve worked with many leaders over the years. The ones that left the biggest impact are those that also followed well. They also happen to be the the ones I most enjoyed working with.
Photo by Alan Vernon on Flickr It is a sad truth but many people go to their grave with their song unsung and their talents and passions undiscovered. – Jeff Bullas The first of the New Year is fast approaching. This time of year, I often reflect on this year’s goals and ponder next [...]
As an introvert, I sometimes struggle in large group situations. Put me in a small group or one-on-one, I’m fine. Put me with more than 4-5 people, I will struggle…unless…. Unless I am a designated leader of that group. Then, I’ll be fine. As introverts, sometimes we think too much about our ‘ineptness’ in group [...]