Twenty Three Five

God said he would prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies. He didn’t say don’t offer them any food.

If

If—Rudyard Kipling, 1865 (My favorite poem) If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about,…

Willing

  “We, the willing Led by the unknowing Are doing the impossible For the ungrateful We have done so much For so long With so little We are now qualified To do anything With nothing” – Author Unknown

You Have Permission To Not Be The Smartest Person In The Room

I give you permission. For what, you ask. I give you permission to not be the smartest person in the room. As a leader, I know you are tasked with being the official question answerer, as you should. I get it. A firm understanding of the function that you are leading and managing is paramount,…

To The Person Who Hit My Car and Sped Off…

God bless the person that ripped the front end off of my parked car. No, they did not have the decency to stop that night, but who knows what the issue was. Maybe they were taking their pregnant wife to the hospital. Maybe they were drunk. Maybe they had a warrant. Maybe a lot of…

Put Some R-E-S-P-E-C on your Name

Real leadership is vision and influence, which ultimately leads to respect. Too often leaders think that their position alone will motivate their workforce to go to battle for them when in actuality they are influencing their workforce to go to battle against them.

What Makes Your Name Great?

On February 18th, 2017 I had the privilege of speaking at Central Michigan University’s Multicultural Student Leadership Conference along with many other amazing alumni who have a passion for paying it forward. Below is some footage of my presentation: What Makes Your Name Great?