Leadership in Times of Uncertainty (OR Lead with the Mindset of the Bonsai Master)

Leadership is not management. Management is an unwavering commitment to rules and regulations. This is relatively easy. Autocratic leadership is as easy as management, and perhaps is much the same. Good Leadership is a far more complex behaviour, and leadership in times of uncertainty requires even more substance. It requires wisdom. It demands wisdom, and [...]

By |2020-07-02T08:45:53+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Leadership is on Loan

I have had this bonsai for multiple decades. However, it is not mine. I am its temporary caregiver. Bonsai are on loan. It is a hobby that spans generations. This bonsai has been in my care for 20- 30 years, and I will pass this tree on when I need to, both older and stronger. [...]

By |2020-07-02T08:38:59+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Dreams

Sometimes, at conferences, I share with others the concept of the need to dream possible dreams compared with dreaming impossible dreams. Recently I was asked, “How do we distinguish between possible and impossible dreams?” In answer to this question, I would make two points. 1. There are so many people out there who offer individuals [...]

By |2020-06-30T03:02:21+00:00June 30th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Give Each Other a Smile

In an earlier post, I shared that I had found the three posters that hung on my wall as a principal of many years.  The first quote was: To have a sense of your own worth, you have to do something that is worthy of your own respect first.  Chin-Ning Chu. The second quote that [...]

By |2020-06-30T03:00:49+00:00June 30th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Leave Your Legacy

Toastmasters Leave their Legacy throughout the World Stephen Covey says, amongst others, that the essence of human fulfillment is to leave a legacy. This we can do in many ways. Obviously, if we have children, then the legacy we leave will be in the hearts and minds of those children. However there are other places [...]

By |2020-06-30T02:57:16+00:00June 30th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Leave Your Mark

In an earlier post, I shared that I had found the three posters that hung on my wall as a principal of many years.  The first quote was: To have a sense of your own worth, you have to do something that is worthy of your own respect first.  Chin-Ning Chu. The second quote that [...]

By |2020-06-30T02:59:38+00:00January 10th, 2013|Articles|0 Comments

The Roo Principle

The world is charged with the grandeur of God It will shine out like shining from shook foil- It gathers to a greatness like the ooze of oil crushed. The Grandeur of God   These words from the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins describe the inherent beauty that lies in nature, which to the eye that [...]

By |2020-06-30T02:31:47+00:00June 30th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments

Review of “Sink Full of Green Tomatoes”

How can you not like Mark Hunter?  Seriously, I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t like – or outright adore – this man. He’s competed at the Interdistrict Public Speaking Competition Contest six times, and this was his third trip to the World Championship.  In 2007, he took 3rd place, and I’ve never [...]

By |2020-06-30T03:17:51+00:00November 21st, 2009|Articles|0 Comments