Stand Out From the Crowd: Part 6 – Check Your Work

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

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Stand Out From the Crowd: Part 5 – Check Your Motivation

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

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: Take the Integrity Inventory

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