Once again, I’m about to do something I rarely do. I am about to get blunt about something that happened to me. I’ve found that as we go about our work each day, free enterprise system works for us and against us. But either way—it is our best friend, because it keeps us honest. At Growing Leaders we
Most of you who read this will remember the Tsunami in Asia a few years ago, and closer to home, Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Both natural disasters caused us all to gasp in disbelief. How could such tragedy happen in such a densely populated area? Sadly, tragedy has struck again. An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale shook the foundations
When my kids were growing up, we read a Dr. Seuss’ book called, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. It was all about the unpredictable events that took place in a most unlikely neighborhood. This week, Growing Leaders (our non-profit organization) took a six-person team to Cairo, Egypt. Like the children’s book, I felt we
Every year in January, I post a list of the top ten books I read the previous year. This year, I will add the books I plan to read in 2010. Some I read for my own personal growth, some I read because I am a student of leadership. Some are faith-based, others cross over to all audiences.
It sounds cliché, but I can’t believe we’ve already finished the first decade of the 21st century. Do you remember how it all began? It was something called Y2K. We feared losing everything as the clock struck midnight entering the first day of 2000. Millions suspected that computers would shut down and all power would be suspended. Needless to say, it
There are reasons why this new generation of students appears so extreme. While there are some similarities between them and the previous generation, Gen. X, they’re not simply Gen. X on steroids. They are unique. You can find both positive and negative research about them. Before we attempt to develop them as leaders, we must try to understand their world.