Henry lay on his side, exhausted, a short distance from the
mill. Only the rasping sound of his labored breathing broke the still morning air.
From somewhere within Henry could recall the rush of adrenaline that had once accompanied his first energetic steps toward the finish line he assumed lay ahead of him.
He couldn’t remember when he had started running, worse yet…
When my daughter Traci was small, I found her standing at the edge of the courthouse steps. I stood below her and asked, “Why are you standing there?”
“I want to jump,” she said.
What an opportunity to teach trust. I held up my arms. “Go ahead, jump,” I said, “I will catch you.” She moved up to the edge of the steps, cringed and moved back.
She looked so tiny, so scared.
Did you know that I once played the role of Superman? Recently I ran across photos taken 30 years ago from a short film we made promoting positive leadership qualities for youth leaders.
Whether you’re a CEO, a parent or a mentor of any kind, I think you will find this post both fun and helpful. It’s kind of a cross between Throwback Thursday, Lighten up Monday and Factual Friday. Enjoy the following photos illustrating five super powers of effective leaders.
Years ago I invited a guest into my home who began to affect my most valued relationships almost from the beginning. He was handsome, a novelty and a little old fashioned. He was a square… box that is.
Over the years his appearance changed from square to flat. He became noisier, more colorful, and grew in influence. From morning until night he blathered about everything.
In the beginning his opinions and behavior were limited, but slowly he morphed from being educational and entertaining, to providing offerings that ranged from banal to disgustingly immoral. He has stolen much of our lives. Here’s how you can get it back.
Rise up and Walk, Run, Live!
Three years ago I wrote a post entitled “Living Outside the Box. Doin it When You Don’t Feel Like It.”
The comments on that post inspired hundreds of people, me included. Many of you are new to this site and I would love to get your input. Based on the response last time, your comments will brighten the day of more people than you can imagine. Enjoy, and please leave a comment.