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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...
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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

Requesting Assistance and Support

My thanks and appreciation to the Lead Change Group for publishing this post on July 10, 2018. An Indispensable Leadership Strength Anxiety reared as I contemplated the crossing of a lengthy suspension bridge. This crossing, for many, may just be a mundane experience. Yet for someone who has always experienced an overwhelming... Read More

Knowledge Is Not Enough, Wisdom Is Everything

I am in my head a lot. I spend a lot of time reading, reflecting and writing. I pride myself in gaining knowledge and see myself as a life long learner. Currently, I am truly being humbled though as I learn that knowledge is not enough, wisdom is everything. The... Read More

A Smooth Change Initiative Never Made a Skilled Leader

When you are looking at introducing and implementing a new change initiative you usually encounter three distinct groups. There will be a group who will totally embrace the initiative and support it. These are your champions. The second group, and one that constitutes the largest number, are the fence sitters.... Read More