The Pioneer Leader

Pi • o • neer: A person who helps create new ideas, methods. Someone who is one of the first. To prepare for others to follow. As a pioneer leader you serve as a beacon for those who will come after you. As a pioneer you pave the way, clear the brush and blaze the...

The Origins: All Hallow’s Eve

Today is Halloween.  A celebration of the profane, the dark, the gross, the ghosts, the goblins, the evil, the scary… and of course, the candy. What are the roots of this celebration?  What are the origins of this night?  What does Halloween even mean? Halloween...

The Two-Minute Leadership Sermon

The question I asked myself is, what do people mean when they refer to “leadership traits”?  If traits are the backbone of a leader, how does one educate and teach this? Trait is defined as, “a distinguishing quality, typically belonging to a...

What it Means to be a Warrior

A warrior is a human being who accepts the call and walks the long, arduous path of becoming one’s full potential. A warrior is a human being who questions all authority and all conventional wisdom that is spoken in the course of his life. A warrior is a human being...

HONORING ONE’S TRUTH: The keystone of Leadership

The essence of leading is no different from being an artist or warrior except for the form and function of the pursuit.  Where the artist makes an image his own and expresses it to the world; a leader makes his embodiment, this entire self-image, a reflection of his...

THE BEAUTIFUL BURDEN… of Leading

The beautiful burden of leading lives in an environment of chaos, conflict and turbulence.  If this were not the case, there would be no need for leaders.  Leaders carry the burden of bringing harmony to disharmony, light to darkness, wealth to poverty.  Leading is...

The Cultivation of Roses

My perspective is the human being is the end and all else is the means.  And what is the end you ask?  Never ending expansion of intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual potentialities. What is a metaphor we can use to describe how to frame this expansion? ...