The Cost of a Powerful Life

What is a “powerful life?”  What images come to mind? Adoring crowds? A huge bank account?  High position in government or industry? Or perhaps a life lived in service to others. Powerful implies influence, success, reaching to the heights and enjoying a fulfilled...

Welcoming Crisis

Big mistake many leaders make (whether a parent, CEO, or politician): viewing crisis as a bad thing.  Crisis is the life-blood of change.  Crisis focuses on the future, ultimately leading to the resolution of conflicts and complaints. Without the proper understanding...

Change and Leadership

Change: the only thing on which we can rely.  It follows us wherever we go.  Respected leaders are never surprised at changes, no matter how they may upset the status quo. Leaders understand that change brings opportunity and that nobody fights most changes...

Detached and Powerful

Detachment is the quickest means to becoming a powerful, fierce, and respected leader.  The best way of understanding detachment is to look at attachment. We know we may be unnecessarily attached when we get grumpy and sad when things don’t go our way. We can be...

The Generosity of Advocacy

An advocate is not only a respected leader but can make people grow. My friend John has been a high school teacher for 40 years. Recently he went on a short field trip close to the school with a group of grade 11 and 12 students. At the end of the trip he gave them...

Do You See What I See?

Women always swooned when they saw my big, hazel eyes and long, dark eyelashes!  Of course I was just 5 or 6 at the time.  My eyes may not be as prominent now, but along with my other senses, they serve me extraordinarily well.  They are my key to being a great...