Launch week has arrived for my new book Learning and Leading in the Land of a Thousand Hills. As the book launches, I also have to confess that a new day has arrived for me. On Sunday, Pastor Tim delivered a profound and impactful message. He passionately expressed his wish...
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Learning and Leading in the Land of a Thousand Hills is Finally Here

When God sent two life-long friends to deliver an unanticipated message close to seven years ago, a new-found door of transformation and joy opened up for me. I thought I had figured out my retirement plans following a fulfilling career as an educational leader, but God was orchestrating something else.... Read More

Kwibuka 25: Remembering the Genocide

Twenty-five years ago on April 7th Rwanda suffered a horrible tragedy when an estimated 800,000 people died as a result of the Rwandan Genocide. Each year the people of Rwanda mourn the loss and remember. This post written five years ago shares my thoughts and feelings after my first visit... Read More

I Am Making It My Mission To Empower Elders To Mentor

My last post emphasized that, “mature societies were meant to be led by elders, seniors, saints, and “the initiated”. They alone are in a position to be true leaders in a society, or certainly in any spiritual organization. Without them, the blind lead the blind.” [i] How do we prevent the... Read More

Elders You Are Desperately Needed As Mentors

As I rapidly approach the age of 65, the “senior citizen” years, I was confronted by an enlightening discovery. In his book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr provides an illuminating distinction between someone who is elderly and an individual who is known as and respected as an elder.[1] Rohr’s describes elders,... Read More

Leaders Don’t Be Fooled. To Be A Master Leader You Need To Be A Continuous Master Learner.

In many cases a master craftsperson has moved through a definitive and structured process in order to master a craft. Usually, a master craftsperson started out being an apprentice to someone who is deemed a master craftsperson. An apprentice serves for a number of years, and during this time an... Read More

Let the Rain Pour Down to Renew Refresh Revitalize

This morning I woke up to the resounding sound of torrential rain pounding on the tin roof of the Wellspring Foundation for Education apartment. It seems as though each time I am in Kigali Rwanda there is at least one storm where the rain pours down to renew refresh and revitalize. ... Read More
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