Leadership Posts

Passion & Poise

Passion & Poise

As a leader in my 20s, I remember having a lot of passion in whatever project or endeavor I set my mind to.  Passion can be contagious and I think seeing a mentor leading with passion rubbed off on an eager young adult like me.  In fact, people were able to overlook some of my inadequacies as a leader because of my authentic passion in my work and for helping people.

The One Thing

The One Thing

I recently read this book called “The One Thing” that helped me to focus on what that “one thing” is.  Reality is, we have a ton of things that we are juggling in our lives. But what I realize is that if we don’t have that one thing as our main thing, then so many other peripheral things become our priority.

Clarity In Vision

Clarity In Vision

In our organizations, we often suffer from vision problems.  Sometimes we suffer from near-sightedness.  We can see the objects and circumstances right before us but we can’t clearly see what’s ahead of us.  Therefore, we need a course correction to give us vision for the future – for the things that are yet to come.  Yes, we need to be present in the moment.  But we also look to a better tomorrow – a hope that allows us to persevere in the current challenges.

A Grand Opening

A Grand Opening

There is something special and exciting about a grand opening.  It is the start of something new and fresh. Today I visited the grand opening of a local supermarket and what an experience I had.  From several employees greeting me at the door and to the aisles, to an employee helping me with the shopping cart.  On top of that, there was no line at the cash register.

Many Little Things Done In The Same Direction

Many Little Things Done In The Same Direction

I remember when I was in college I was at a retreat and during a Q&A time with our guest speaker, one of the students mentioned how if God would let him be the next Christian Puff Daddy (a music artist, producer, mogul), essentially someone who is rich and famous, he could be an influential person for Christ.  It may sound like a lofty goal but how our guest speaker responded to this statement has impacted me to this day.