Category Archives: Leadership


Celebrate your Dependence Today

No one lives, succeeds or survives in a vacuum Today is Independence Day in he United States. Independence is a cultural ideal in America. The lone hero, cowboy, cop, business magnate, etc. are part of our cultural psyche of “Go West” and succeed. Are any of us truly independent? Who of us would have survived…

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Patience: the Mother of All Virtues

Patience reveals all Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – Joyce Meyer The art of patience is a lost art in these days of cell phone mania and soundbite reality. There is very little that can be learned or acquired in a New York minute.…

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Essential Focus for Success

What are the essentials for success in today’s world? 12 Essentials for Success, Competencies Employers Seek in College Graduates from Holden Leadership Center Working in a Diverse Environment Managing Time and Priorities Acquiring Knowledge Thinking Critically Communicating Effectively Solving Problems Contributing to a Team Navigating Across Boundaries Performing with Integrity Developing Professional Competencies Balancing Work and…

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Unexpected Consequences

Sometimes the choices we make have unexpected consequences. A spine to my films that’s become more evident to me is that many are about the choices people make, and the reverberations of those choices. You go this way, or that way, and either way, there’s going to be consequences.  – Spike Lee Mistakes are always forgivable,…

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Abundance versus Poverty Consciousness

Great leaders are aware of the abundance of talent and opportunity that surrounds them Many things in life exist in contrast to each other – black & white; good & bad; male & female and deficiency & abundance. Much of our mental and emotional activity is engaged with the continuums of these polarities. One of…

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Kindness for Leadership

Be Kind, Rewind Do you remember that sign at Bolckbuster Video? Do you remember Blockbuster video?! Kindness is simple, yet often overlooked or forgotten in our hectic lives – often in pursuit of the very goals that we hope will give us the life and space to be more kind. Beginning today, treat everyone you…

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The Link Between Engagement and Happiness

Happy leaders are engaged leaders Numerous studies on happiness report that relationships and altruism/helping others are two fundamental keys to a happy life. We are social animals. People who have good social, community and business networks are reported to be, in general, happier than loners and isolates. One of the leading causes of depression and…

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3 Questions for Better Leadership – Life

Consideration – The Road Less Traveled? Consideration – “reflect on, consider, study,” from Latin considerare “to look at closely, observe. Mom always said to think before you act. Taking the time to reflect on a situation or circumstances or the words or actions we feel compelled to take is a skill that will serve us well…

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