We continue to explore Appreciating the Millennials (Part Two) in this second part, you can click here to read part one: 3) “Know-Better-Than-You” Attitude: They are incredibly self-confident to the point of being conceited and think they know better than others. This self-assuredness makes them strong-minded and opinionated. They don’t follow instructions. In the […]
Understanding the Millennials (Part One) “You must believe in the future of the Millennials!” Ngiam Tong Dow When asked, “How do you manage the greatest challenge of our time, the Millennials?” Mr Ngiam Tong Dow, one-time Permanent Secretary to the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, replied without hesitation, “You must believe that they are the […]
Sydney Smith reminds us that “life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.” Meaningful relationships certainly contribute to a person’s well being and heighten personal fulfillment. In his research, Alan Loy McGinnis found that “friendship is the springboard to every other love. People with […]
The most intimate context that influences a leader is his self-perception. This is the “Being” lens that will inform his decisions and direction.
“You can’t regain your children’s childhood; no amount of professional success can compensate for the loss of that family time. At the end of the day, if you aren’t a success at home as well, success at work probably won’t count for much.” Michael Jenkins – Managing Director of Center for Creative Leadership The family is in […]
Leaders need mentors. Those who lead can be the loneliest people. We need mentors who can share our challenges and struggles, yet accepting us as we are.
In Philippians 4, Paul addresses the theme of unity and deals with a conflict situation in the Church of Philippi. An argument has occurred between two leading members of the church and is apparently affecting the life of the whole congregation. The verses do not reveal all the details. But we can infer a number […]
“Pete, I’m leaving the church,” my wife Geri had muttered quietly. I sat still, too stunned to respond. “I can’t take any more of this stress – the constant crisis,” she continued. Geri had been more than patient. I had brought home constant pressure and tension from church, year after year. Now the woman I […]
In Homer’s Odyssey, when Ulysses left to fight the Trojan War, he assigned a tutor named Mentor to look after his son. Mentor was to bring his son to adulthood and to share his wisdom and learning with the boy and to imbue in the young man all that was great and noble. Today, I am […]
“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as […]
Integrity is a core ingredient: Leaders and organizations fail when their leaders put their own interest ahead of that of the organization.