In Part I of this series we discussed Integrity and the concept of being “whole” as a leader. There is more to it than one blog entry and I hope that you have wrestled with what makes you come alive! We need leaders who are alive…and making a difference for their team…not just imparting direction! In Part II we move to Commitment…Commitment is a big word. Sadly we see too many leaders these days demonstrating a lack of commitment resulting in failed institutions, the loss of fortunes, broken families, and overall heartache.… Read the rest
In 1904, France and Britain signed the Entente Cordiale (the friendly understanding); shortly thereafter, Russia also agreed to join this alliance. As a result, the German military began to fear the possibility of a combined attack from France, Britain and Russia.
In an attempt to respond to what they perceived as a growing threat, the German staff began making plans of their own to fend off a potential attack from these allied powers. The plan became known as The Von Schlieffen Plan, named after its primary architect, German Army Chief of Staff Alfred von Schlieffen.… Read the rest
Seeds are very curious entities—small, innocuous . . . mostly overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth — A growth for greatness. The same can be said for your capability to seeding leadership potential!
A farming friend once told me that a single shaft of wheat — left undamaged and allowed to grow unchecked — could spontaneously multiply into a crop large enough to feed the entire world population for an entire year–within only eight years. Likewise, with only a single apple seed, you could grow a tree—and a single apple tree produces enough seed to plant an entire orchard.… Read the rest