Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at
Have you ever dreamed of doing something truly great? Here’s what the world’s truly greatest leaders all have in common…
Earlier this year, I met Jean Oelang – the CEO of Virgin Unite, Richard Branson’s not-for-profit organization.
Jean was involved in helping select a group of the worlds greatest leaders (including Nelson Mandela) to be a part of The Elders (read more about them in the box below).
As I read more about the inception of The Elders, I learned that a strict criteria was used to ensure that only people of the highest caliber were selected for the group.
I personally love this set of criteria and they spoke to me in a way that called me to become the kind of person who could have been selected too.
I’m sharing them here with you in the hope that they will call you to becoming a greater version of yourself and do something truly great in your life. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at
An open letter to anyone who considers themselves a leader:
Have you ever witnessed an injustice so unfair that you felt compelled to stand up and yell, “FOUL!!!”
Perhaps someone else got the credit for work you’d done. Perhaps you witnessed racial discrimination.
Yesterday, a close friend accused two of my mentors of being charlatans based on speculation they had read on the internet.
The conversation went down like this:
ME: “Seeing as you’re in Bali, maybe you can connect with Roger” (one of my mentors who lives in Bali)
HER: “Yeah… lots of scams going on with him…and there’s also a huge money scandal with Werner…” (another one of my mentors).
And what followed was a stupid power struggle with me defending my mentors and her defending her point of view saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…” Read the rest of this entry