Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.

Everyone loves spending time with a great conversationalist.  People who naturally engage us in great conversations a fascinating.  If, like most of us, you aren't the best at cultivating conversations, check out this earlier with tips for cultivating great conversations. If you have been working on this for a bit... you might begin asking, how can … Continue reading Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.

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4 Ways to Cultivate Great Life Experiences

Have you ever met a person who seems to have an endless supply of incredible stories from great life experiences in their past?  These people always seem to be able to make connection with others and contribute to conversations in meaningful ways.  Their breadth of perspective makes them influential in relationships, conversations and meetings. The … Continue reading 4 Ways to Cultivate Great Life Experiences

Great Leaders Choose to Embrace Empowerment – Ezra 7

A couple of months ago I was asked to be the project manager for the Christmas Village at my church, The Father's House in Rochester, New York. Each December we put together a huge community outreach event.  For this event were preparing to host a Christmas production that would include a stage performance in our auditorium with … Continue reading Great Leaders Choose to Embrace Empowerment – Ezra 7

One Grip Higher: Relationship is the Currency of Influence

A friend of mine was recently assigned a leadership coach. Over several months, the coach invested essentially no time in getting to know him.  Aside from the occasional text or email, there was apparently no attempt to develop a meaningful relationship.  One day the coach showed up at a meeting led by my friend. Afterwards the coach … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Relationship is the Currency of Influence