We continue to explore 3 more reasons why we procrastinate in this second part, you can click here to read part 1: 4. Complacency ‘There’s no rush’, ‘I’ll wait till the kids have left home’, ‘I’ll quit smoking in the New Year’. There always seems to be some reason why we can put off taking action today. What can […]
Let’s explore reasons why people ‘put things off’ and fail to carpe diem (seize the day) and take action in their lives. (These reasons have been inspired by my friends at The Mind Gym, www.themindgym.com) 1. Avoiding Discomfort Achieving success means that at times, we have to leave our ‘comfort zone’. We may have to move out of […]
To energize their teams, leaders need to create and nurture a culture of learning and openness.
Letting go of control is the first and most essential task of pursuing a life of extraordinary leadership. Let's stop imposing complete order on everything.
Change leaders are not risk-takers, but opportunity shapers. And in Asia today, there is no shortage of opportunities.
It’s said the difference between people who succeed and people who fail is how they handle setbacks. We will all suffer setbacks, but whilst one person learns from the experience, the other can be crushed by it.
Leaders cannot do everything alone, and have to depend on others to execute the work, they need to spot the potential in others and to develop them.
With change comes uncertainty and anxiety. Despite our insatiable appetite for new things, we also cling to the comfort and security of the familiar.
When we see that every person is created by God as a unique individual, we begin to respect and value the diversity in others.
Retaining talent to fulfill the job's requirement is indeed a great challenge for organizations today. It often boils down to the elusive concept of "Fit"
Size has an enormous impact on how a church functions. It profoundly affects how decisions are made, how relationships flow, how effectiveness is evaluated.
Execution is the culture of getting strategies and plans implemented consistently to create value for stakeholders, staff and the customers.
In my work with many organizations, I have begun to realize that leading high performing teams effectively takes more than skill. It starts with the heart and soul of the leader: his perspectives, values and motives.
We begin with three pieces of common knowledge: the world is changing, the pace of change is accelerating, and individuals and businesses must adapt. Radical change can threaten our assumptions about the world and ourselves. Change challenges our identities. In response to this challenge, we need to rethink and sharpen our definitions of who we […]
We have become a very “wordy” world. Words convince us to buy and sell, that we are loved, that we are in danger, and that we really, really, really, need what they have to offer. Some people are called “wordsmiths” because they make up new words or redefine an existing one. If we do not […]
The Adult Education committee at my small church consists of the pastor, a retired couple, and me. Everything is very personal, as it often is in a small church. We plan out the speakers for our Adult Ed Sunday School class. We start by asking for ideas. One time, one of the laypeople suggested something […]
After more than 50 years of aid and the equivalent of Six Marshall Plans to Africa,1 there has been no significant change in the poverty landscape. Critics of aid – among them Bauer,2 Esterley,3 Jenkins,4and Moyo5 – have highlighted the failure and unintended consequences of aid. More worryingly, economic data show that though aid has increased over a ten-year […]
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.