Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. Deepak Chopra Image courtesy of ISHAR under the Creative Commons Attribution license
Photograph: The Pillars of Strength by Frank Heath What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger… Read More
The sweltering heat is oppressive. All movement is impossible. Everything is considered. Time stands still as the world burns around me. Foyle’s War plays in the background. The noise is a welcome distraction from the thoughts in my head.
The hardest person to be with is yourself. Legendary speaker Joel Osteen regularly discusses needing to like yourself. Of course, Osteen doesn’t mean this in a kind of Narcissus way. The idea of staring relentlessly into a mirror doesn’t exactly appeal to me. Or many others for that fact.
Integrity is one of the most important characteristics we can nurture in ourself and others. The idea of doing what you say you will strikes a very important professional balance. This is as important in a professional setting as it is in a private one.
The morning light is dim. Through the window sits a rich yellow flower. Dark green foliage crowns the rich yellow flower. Morning dew leaves a silver effervescence across the leaves of the foliage.
Steve Jobs once uttered the words: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” Life is about the journey, the course we plan, those we meet along the way, and the way we treat others. Jobs goes on to state: “And whenever the… Read More
The unit had finally made it to its destination. The truck reversed up to the residence. Upon opening the doors of the truck, the emptiness inside struck me. We had hired a truck for a single buffet and hutch. It wasn’t much to look at. All I could see were the blankets protecting it from… Read More
There is nothing new under the sun. A wise man once wrote this a very long time ago. As we hurtle through time to infinity, this fact becomes evermore real in its manifestations to the society we live in. This was especially true for me today as I relived a place from my childhood. I… Read More
Typewriters. The click and clang of a long forgotten obsolete technology. The smell of the ink as it is impressed upon paper. The little compact Brother typewriter I have sits on a moveable sliding shelf in the desk of my main work area. The work area is adorned with a modern Brother inkjet printer and… Read More