Daring Greatly
Feb21

Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.  ...

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Spirituality in the Workplace
Sep11

Spirituality in the Workplace

  Is it possible to bridge our spiritual principles and practices successfully into the workplace? This is a conversation worth having within the Men’s Fellowship Network. There are countless resources available that speak to spirituality in the workplace and personal success. Below are a couple with which to open the conversation. I invite you to share your favorite books, videos and resources. We will do our best to...

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Servant Leadership – It’s More Than Kumbya
Mar07

Servant Leadership – It’s More Than Kumbya

Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. While servant leadership is a timeless concept, the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970. In that essay, Greenleaf said: “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins...

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From the Killing Fields to the White House
Jan13

From the Killing Fields to the White House

Former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Sichuan Siv, tells of his escape from the Cambodian genocide, the Killing Fields, in Cambodia to the White House thirteen years later to serve for President George H.W. Bush. I was honored to have been invited yesterday to the Rotary Club of Austin luncheon to hear former Ambassador Siv’s presentation. The two talks included below are essentially the same message he delivered to us....

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Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfillment
Jan06

Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfillment

Ever been “Pizzled”??? This video lecture is fascinating and informing. “Psychologist Daniel Goleman shot to fame with his groundbreaking bestseller Emotional Intelligence. The premise of the book, now widely accepted, is that raw intelligence alone is not a sure predictor of success in life. A greater role is played by ‘softer’ skills such as self-control, self-motivation, empathy and good interpersonal...

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Servant Leadership… An Oxymoron?
Dec25

Servant Leadership… An Oxymoron?

Is the term Servant Leadership* and oxymoron? Believe it or not, Servant Leadership is a concept that is as old as time, and is one often misunderstood and thought of as an oxymoron in a parochial sense. The term “servant” is generally defined as a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant. Whereas, when we traditionally think about leadership we might...

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Leadership Lessons Learned
Dec23

Leadership Lessons Learned

Back in 1990, as I was beginning to find my stride inside Motorola, we were faced with many large changes on a corporate-wide basis. These were not product changes, although there were plenty of those as well. These were changes that sought to speak to the essence of the Motorola culture and the essence of leadership. For me, it was both an exciting as well as a confusing time. I passionately believed in the essence of servant...

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Change Management
Sep14

Change Management

Change is inevitable. We all experience it in our personal and professional lives; and more often times than not, we feel a loss of control and fear sets in. While this is a natural reaction, and we take steps to remind ourselves that all is on Divine order, nonetheless, it is often times painful. As it relates to business, only 1 in 3 organizational changes are truly successful in the long run. People lose their jobs, survivors of...

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Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation
May19

Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation

Book Review: Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation – As he did in his classic Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski once again takes us on a mind-expanding journey, this time to the very heart of creativity and deep knowing. Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we’ve never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership...

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Leading at a Higher Level
May12

Leading at a Higher Level

“Leading at a Higher Level” – Excerpt: “What is leadership? For years we defined leadership as an influence process. We believed that anytime you tried to influence the thoughts and actions of others toward goal accomplishment in either your personal or professional life, you were engaging in leadership. In recent years, we have changed our definition of leadership to the capacity to influence others by...

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