I Sense. Therefore I Know: Intuition

Great and respected leaders use their intuition more than their rationality at critical moments.  Their intuition helps them to protect their personal and professional boundaries and those of others. Highly developed intuition is central to emotional intelligence,...

Who’s Listening To You?

If you can’t communicate your ideas, thoughts, needs, and desires, then forget about anyone, except maybe your mother, taking you seriously.  It’s really that simple.  Effective communication, whether by speech, action, writing, or even respectful silence, will move...

Who’s Following Whom?

A great leader is first of all a great follower.  There are many styles of leadership ranging from humble example to narcissistic dictatorship.  Yet the truest and most effective kind of leadership starts and ends in discipleship. Disciples follow leaders whom they...

Happily, Ever After?

In childhood most of us heard stories that enchanted and enhanced our lives. They often taught us values and morals, offered images of heroism and adventure, and sometimes even scared us.  As adults we continue to tell ourselves, and others, stories. Instead of...

Led by Your Nose-Ring?

How do you take charge of your life and become your own best leader?  How does your personal leadership translate into effective and respected leadership of others?  These are questions pertinent to home as well as work, unless you live and work totally alone and...

“I Don’t Get No Respect”

Who remembers the comedian Rodney Dangerfield?  His whole skit was centered around one line.  As he straightened his tie he’d say, “I don’t get no respect!”  And don’t we sometimes feel the same way as we’re pummeled by crowds, bureaucracy, paperwork, robo-calls,...