Leadership


Jim Collins’ Top Ten To-Dos for Young Leaders

If you consider yourself as an emerging leader and are serious about your learning and development, stop doing whatever you're doing right now and for the next ten minutes, give me your undivided attention. Watch this YouTube clip below from the 47 minute mark for the next 10 minutes - where you'll find nuggets of wisdom from Jim Collins. (If you have more time, watch the entire keynote address given by Jim Collins dedicated to the father of modern management Peter Drucker). If you have ever read any work by Jim Collins, you know the next ten minutes will be of inestim...

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“Why” Always Trumps the “What” and “How”

I would urge you to start off this blog post by watching this 18-minute TED video from Simon Sinek. This is arguably the best TED video I've seen this year. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4] Why are some leaders more persuasive and inspiring than others? What inspiring qualities have cemented Apple, Martin Luther King Jr, and the Wright Brothers into their iconic status as leaders in spite of intense competition in this red ocean market? Simon Sinek offers a simple, effective principle: Start with Why. In fact, these leaders have utilized this ...

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Food for Thought: Memorable Quotes on Leadership

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation." — Benjamin Disraeli    To download a complimentary free e-book "He Said, She Said, And YOU?: Your Pit Stop for Inspiration" simply click HERE.  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 ...

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God and Guinness: The Missional Drink that Changed the World

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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The Love Imperative: The Best Way to Lead any Organization

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O69OoFpgJ9A] I am giving away one new copy of Joel Manby’s new book Love Works. To enter to win, please COMMENT on this blog post and I’ll be randomly selecting and announcing the winner on FRIDAY, JUNE 15. 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 ...

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Adopting the Mindset of a CEO

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 ...

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Discovering the Leadership Algorithm of You

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 ...

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How One Woman Found God from a Grape-Grower in Napa Valley

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 ...

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Cultivating Intercultural Leaders: An Examination of 12 Prominent Korean Leaders

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: Civic: Sukhee ...

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The 4C’s of Christian Leadership

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 ...

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