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The More You Know: Avoiding Cynicism

By Chris Brady She wasn't exactly keeping up with me. I turned, amidst the crowd, to discern why. A moment's glance contained the explanation: she was trying to walk on the tiles of a certain color while dodging the rest. "Do it with me, daddy!" she gushed. And I couldn't help but comply. It didn't matter that we were surrounded by a hundred … [Read more...]

Leadership and Rights: The Paradox

By Kevin Mogavero Rights, a paradox of leadership.  In most cases, people become leaders to defend or increase the rights of others. Martin Luther, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Gandhi and Mother Teresa are easy examples. Think about Steve Jobs, your local insurance agent, professional athletes and your local AC repair … [Read more...]

Self Governance: Our Job As Citizens

By Oliver DeMille My oldest daughter asked me recently, "What is the key thing to know about freedom?" I answered, local governance. The most basic unit of society--above the family--are small councils that include all adults in the decision-making process. These councils maintain freedom by including in all local decisions the voices and … [Read more...]

The Rise of Social Leadership

By Oliver DeMille It’s been decades since Peter Drucker predicted that non-profit organizations would be America’s biggest growth sector, and his foresight has proven accurate. However, he didn’t foretell one of the leadership trend of our time: Social Leadership. Political leadership has been a central part of life for centuries, business … [Read more...]

Never Complain or Explain

By Orrin Woodward Leaders address issues head on, but refuse to complain about them, seeking to resolve, not inflate the matter. Has complaining about something ever produced real change? Any change that is browbeaten out of another isn’t a true heart change. One can watch husbands and wives complain to, and about, each other endlessly, but … [Read more...]

Attitude Determines Your Altitude

By Orrin Woodward Imagine your brain as a garden and you as the gardener.  What do you allow to grow in the fertile soil of your brain?  Ideas have consequences in a person’s life, much like plants produce fruit in a garden. The key question is what fruit is being harvested from the plants growing in your garden? Attitude is a … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Get No Satisfaction

By Steve D'Annunzio “What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.” - Baruch Spinoza Everything that everyone does—without exception—is calculated to bring him or her more satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness. Everything. From changing jobs to reading books to buying clothes and cars to going to church to … [Read more...]

Find Success in the Fork in the Road

By Orrin Woodward It’s before 7 AM, on a foggy Saturday morning, and my mind is mulling over the personal development habits that produce champions.  Everyone, without exception, can become a champion by changing his daily habits. One of the problems in life, is that bad habits are easy to develop, while good habits are hard to develop. … [Read more...]

How Living Soul Purpose Helps You Prosper

By Steve D'Annunzio “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” -Pericles How does Soul Purpose tie into greater prosperity? First, understand that prosperity is not something you possess. It is a state of being. It is living the happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilling life … [Read more...]

Counter-Productive Compassion

By Chris Brady According to Ronald Reagan, some of the most dangerous words were, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."  Reagan in that one little quip summed up what plagues much of the United State's current condition. Author W. Cleon Skousen coined the term "Counter-Productive Compassion" to describe what I see displayed across … [Read more...]