In 2005 an stock trader for the Japanese company Mizuho intended to sell a single share in a newly offered company called J-COM. While preparing for the trade he accidentally inverted the transaction details committed what is referred to as a "fat finger" trade. Instead of arranging the sale of 1 share at a price of ¥600,000 ($5,152), he … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd: Part 6 – Check Your Work
What motivates you? The answer to this question will determine everything. It will influence the core of who you are, what you do and how much you accomplish in life. Our world is full of people motivated by power, influence, money, sex or fame. The problem with these as the central motivations in life is they … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd: Part 5 – Check Your Motivation
In the summer of 2013 a cargo ship from the Bahamas called the MOL Comfort encountered a nasty storm off the coast of Yemen. The ship suffered cracks to the midsection as a result of the tempest and eventually broke in two. All 26 members of the crew were rescued, but the ship and all … Continue reading Hull Fractures, Shipwrecks and Soul Strength
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
If you want to get One Grip Higher... you need to deliver the goods! A few years ago, Jenny (my beautiful wife) and I traveled to Peru to visit some missionary friends and see Macchu Picchu, the enigmatic and beautiful ruined city nestled in a remote region of the Peruvian Andes. We planned every part … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Do You Deliver?
If you want to get One Grip Higher be aware of the areas of vulnerability in your journey towards integrity. This is the third post from the Elders Shop Notes Leadership Conference on May 14th, 2011 in Rochester, New York. Check out the previous One Grip Higher posts on integrity for more great action steps … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Integrity Vulnerability
If you want to get One Grip Higher today, reflect on where you are on the Pathway to Integrity. This is my second post from the Elders Shop Notes Leadership Conference from this past weekend. If you haven't read the previous post on the Integrity Inventory check that one out first to figure out where … Continue reading One Grip Higher: A Pathway to Integrity
If you want to get One Grip Higher today... take the Integrity Inventory! On this rainy spring afternoon, I am currently sitting in a church in my city, attending a leadership conference. One of the speakers, Bill McRae, the President Emeritus of Tyndale University College just said "Integrity is the most important characteristic a leader … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Take the Integrity Inventory