Leadership

Fork in the road ; a possibility for service

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Fork in the road ; a possibility for service

The Possibility for Service Have you ever been through a critical period in your life, one of those times when you sense a change is in the air and you find a fork in the road? It can be one of those times when, whether you want it or not, a change is coming and you are going to have to make a major decision. Examples could be that you feel some urgency within to start a small support group for women or you have a project in mind that would help young boys and girls of color. You have several friends who might help you get something started. Are you willing to take the next step and make a...

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Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech

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Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech

Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech Great speeches, like great ideas, have some immortal truth to them that could have been recognized five hundred years ago and will be honored and respected way into the future. Speeches like this stand out because they call us to recognize, understand and act upon something we know in our hearts but may not have so clearly understood until it was articulated by someone. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s new president in 1994 took the world’s breath away with the truth of this statement: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that...

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The Assets of Leadership

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The Assets of Leadership

The Assets of Leadership Some leaders emerge because they have a lot of information and are able to use it appropriately like General Patton did in World War II. Others bubble to the surface of life because they are unusually creative like Leonardo de Vinci. A few become a leading musical group as the Beatles did for a generation back in the sixties and seventies. Leaders emerge under all kinds of circumstances and some of them can be considered inspired leaders like Moses, for instance, who lead the Jews to safety and helped them realize the higher nature of their calling. Yet leaders need...

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Global Women’s Leadership Network 2013 International Awards

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Global Women’s Leadership Network 2013 International Awards

Global Women’s Leadership Network The annual international awards ceremony for the Global Women’s Leadership Network was held in September 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 2004, Global Women’s Leadership Network is a non-profit leadership development and community resource for women leaders around the world. GWLN provides a residential leadership program, coaching and membership in a life-long global support community. The end result is a network of exceptional women who are visionary leaders ready to transform their communities. I was happy to attend the event, alongside...

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Leadership Comes From Within

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Leadership Comes From Within

Leadership Comes From Within The nurture and development of quality leaders is always a topic of interest and likely will capture human attention far into the future. Perhaps leaders are few and far between now. Is it true that the times make the leaders or do the leaders create the time and situations that affect many people? Out of that black or white notion, one wonders if there is a magical “third” that enables us to rise above the negative conditions of the time and to choose to follow the leader who leads because he is in tune not only with his own soul, the people who follow and she...

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