"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation."
— Benjamin Disraeli
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Look at phenomenal leaders. A common denominator for their extraordinary success has been a passion for reading. One key benefit of reading has the ability to inspire and ignite creativity, helping leaders see the "big picture" more clearly. Here, I'd like to share some of my favorite collection of quotes on leadership.
As 1 Timothy ...
God and Guinness?
To many, this juxtaposition may appear sacrilegious, if not rightfully awkward. But only those who know the story behind the Guinness family can fully appreciate the connection between the two; that is, how the national drink of Ireland became arguably the greatest instrument for propagating the Gospel.
Here are some interesting tidbits I gleaned in my study of the Guinness family:
The trademark thick foam head of Guinness is the result of the presence of nitrogen. This is why one should drink Guinness from a glass and not the can or bottle...
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If I told you that leading with love is the best way to lead any organization, would you buy that? If you are skeptical of the concept of blending ‘love’ and work, you aren’t alone. That is why I am asking you to continue read the rest of the blog post because I think you are in for a surprise.
It was around 7am ...
Harvard Business Review recently featured an article entitled “How Managers Become Leaders.” The article’s main premise follows: Few leadership transitions are as challenging as the move from running a function to running an entire enterprise for the first time. The focus of leadership passages changes and require them to develop new skills and conceptual frameworks.
Michael Watkins, author of the best-selling “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels,” remarks the transition into an enterprise leader requires shifts in the ...
What sort of leader do you aspire to be? Perhaps someone like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, or Mark Zuckerberg? A plethora of research and literature in leadership development are deluging bookstores claiming they have found the secret recipe of success by outlining key competencies that made leaders like Jobs, Branson, Buffer and Zuckerberg. We, often, blithely absorb these key findings and emulate their characteristics. However, does imitating these leadership characteristics reallyguarantee it will work for you?
MarcusBuckingham, renowned strength ...
Have you ever felt a disconnect when you read the Bible?
Have you often had difficulty understanding the message with your head but failing to understand with the same poignancy with your heart?
If you find yourself struggling to answer the question with a convicting ‘yes,’ read on since you are not alone.
Here's Margaret Feinberg, a godly woman gifted with such discernment and wisdom.
The context by which the Bible is based on is one of an agrarian culture which starkly contrasts with today’s suburban culture filled with Costco, Safeway, and Fred ...
What key factors contributed to native-born Koreans (NBKs) rise to prominence as intercultural leaders? In the quest of discovering the common denominators of their success, Kyung Kyu Kim and Richard Starcher, two scholars in the field of Christian leadership.The participants of this research involved 12 prominent native-born Koreans who have overcome experiential, cultural, and linguistic barriers to achieve prominence as leaders in intercultural contexts. The participants were intentionally selected according from three leadership levels:
Try googling “Christian leadership” and you’ll be inundated with over 10 million hits. Numerous Christian conferences have raised and attempted to answer the perennial question “What is Christian Leadership?” During this robust discussion, concepts of qualities, characteristics, capabilities and behaviors were addressed; however, a definitive answer never seemed to emerge in the end. Bruce Winston, professor at Regent University, provides a framework that emerged throughout a 10-hour automobile drive where the answer of this question began to emerge. His spouse ...
It's almost a platitude that reading is used as a tool to inspire influencers to grow. If you want to know which top books every young influencer/ leader should read, please read below. You can download here the survey results in the PDF format. Below is a culmination of of what Jason Young and Daniel Decker embarked on - the definitive list of recommended books every young influencer must read.
Over 200 people completed the survey, each sharing their top 5 recommended books.
That’s nearly 1000 books we combed through and put into a simple, easy to ...
Author Oliver Goldsmith said "People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy." The singular influence in the life of a person is another person who is worthy of emulation. Who is that role model in your life worthy of such emulation?
Have you ever had this role model galvanize you to take the right action in crucial moments? A growing body of evidence in psychology suggests that when people are exposed to the role models at the right time, they will subconsciously motivate them to take the right action. Psychologists Hitrenda Wadhwa, profes...