I recently came across the story of Eric Kilburn Jr. He’s a great young man, by all accounts. Yet, he was in need.
His mother, Rebecca Kilburn, saw that Eric was struggling. Her 14-year-old son needed shoes. Not just any shoes but big shoes. Eric is 6’10” with size 23 feet.
He’s a monster of a young man.
Rebecca sent a call out to local and national media after she couldn’t find shoes that fit Eric. Eric had been wearing shoes that were a size too small. He couldn’t find cleats to play sports. It was frustrating to him and his family.
The media picked up on Eric’s plight. They began running news stories in various news outlets. Today, AOL, MLive, and other news outlets knew this would be a story that had to be told. Read more...
My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon
. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.
The much-anticipated sequel to the 2019 film Shazam! opened recently. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods brings just as much fun to the theaters as the original film. The film continues Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) journey as the boy who says SHAZAM! and is turned into a superhero (Zachary Levi).
Critics have panned the movie. I think they don’t understand the point of film at times. Sure, Reel Leadership looks at the leadership aspect of movies, but movies can also entertain. They take us to a place we couldn’t go to before. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods brings us a lot of fun, laughs, and smiles throughout.
Go into the movie expecting to have fun, and you will. You can also go to the movie expecting to come out a better leader. Read more...
Servant leadership originated with Robert K. Greenleaf. He wrote an essay titled “The Servant as Leader,” in which he laid out his thoughts on leadership.
His thoughts were new for the time. They’re still valid today, in my opinion.
In this article, I want to look at the principles Greenleaf laid out as he promoted the concept of servant leadership. These 3 principles will help you become a better, more servant-minded leader.
The 3 Main Principles Of Servant Leadership
In his essay, Greenleaf mentioned 3 items that stuck out to me. They are that servant leaders listen, have empathy, and their role is more in line with a facilitator or an enabler.
These are the principles we’re going to look at in this article.
Servant Leadership Listening:
Everyone wants to believe they’re great listeners. They think they’re able to sit down, have a person explain what’s going on, and just listen. Read more...
Positive thinking won’t allow you to do anything, but it will allow you to do everything better than negative thinking will… That’s a quote by the famous Zig Ziglar. He’s right.
You can’t do everything. However, if you have positive thinking, you can do everything you do better. That’s a goal every leader should strive for.
We want to be better, do better. Why not think better?
When we think positively, our minds and bodies begin to change. Science shows us that there are lower rates of depression when we are positive. Our ability to fight off sickness increases. We become better at problem-solving.
There’s a whole slew of reasons to think positively.
How to Train Your Brain for Success
We have to have strategies for cultivating a positive mindset. These strategies lay the groundwork for creating the atmosphere to think positively and act on those thoughts. Read more...
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Whenever you think about successful businesses, you think about all of the creative processes that they went through and all of the hard work they put in. You only ever really see the glamorous side of things because that’s all they allow you to see. The truth is that they have all been through situations that could have been disastrous if they made the wrong decisions. There is no company in the world that has not gone through things that could kill them. Whether it’s an online business or one that is exclusively brick-and-mortar, they will have run into trouble a few times. Read more...