authentic leadership

The Constraints of Passion

The sparkle in the eyes, the energy, the willingness to go the extra mile, the exposing of one’s soul to the critique of the world, all of these are characteristics of a leader with passion. We’ve all been moved by such leaders to accomplish higher goals. But many of us have also been deeply disappointed by such leaders. What makes the difference? Passion is one of those words that has such a wide range of…

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Got Passion?

I had the great privilege today of interviewing one of my favorite Twitter friends Mr. Felix Nater. Felix is a workplace violence consultant. I won’t here go into what all that this involves but, if you contact Felix, I’m sure he would be more than happy to explain the crucial work he does. What I do want to talk about, however, is a comment that my students made after the conversation with Mr. Nater concluded.…

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The Thing

How long they had been walking they didn’t know. How they had gotten here they couldn’t remember. Darkness, flatness, and emptiness were the only dimensions of this prison world. Suddenly, a speck of light appeared in front of them. Its distance was impossible to discern, for there were no reference points by which to measure. Ralph and Smitty doubled their pace toward the faint lightness. It grew from a speck to a spot and from…

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Humble Thyself and Become a 21st Century Leader

Throughout history, humility has rarely been associated with leadership. Yet, in today’s globally interconnected world, it may be the key to effective leadership. Santiago, a Chilean friend of mine, was invited to serve as the manager of a small non-profit organization in Miami. He and his family left everything to come to the U. S. in answer to that call and to meet with the Board of Trustees. But when he arrived to the meeting,…

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  • James 1:5 January 23, 2021
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
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