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The 4 Essentials of Effective Leadership

I read this article written Mark Raciappa, ActionCOACH and I totally agree. His communication is clear, concise and it resonated with me. Mark says;
I remember a bumper sticker: “Either Lead or Follow—But Get Out of the Way!”
Interestingly, in my company, I say something similar and it goes like this "If you can lead, lead. If you can't lead, follow. If you cannot lead or follow, get out of my way!
Mark continued to write that, when our role calls for the former, here are 4 important things to keep in mind:1. Great leaders communicate. Realizing that good communication is a 2-way street, we must be responsible for our part. That being said, true communication is the response that you get. Whatever form you choose (verbal, mail, e-mail, etc), if you don’t get the outcome you seek (from a “willing” recipient), the responsibility lies with the sender. Great leaders confirm, gain commitment, and solicit feedback to improve the process.2. Great leaders make decisions. Far too ofte…

How Do YOU Know What You Said You Know?

I just received a newsletter article by Jim Cathcart dated 23/6/2010.

In the article, Jim shared that there is an organization called The Institute of Noetic Science founded by astronaut Edgar Mitchell. They study what it means to "know" something and how we know what we know.

Sounds like some high minded stuff eh? It's fascinating. For example: take something you know to be true. Then examine, how do you know it? Are you sure about it?

Jim says, here are some ways we conclude that we "Know":
Personal experience - we saw it ourselvesExpert testimony - we heard it from an authority
Scientific method - we tested it and proved itIntuition - we know it on an unconscious levelFeelings - our gut tells us it is soReason - we used logic to figure it out
None of these is a perfect source, all could be wrong. But the more we respect each way of "knowing" the more likely we are to reach a reliable conclusion.

So, the next time someone says "I know this…

What "Avatar the Movie", "The Shift of Consciousness" and "Conversations with God" has in common?

I originally posted this article on Facebook Notes on Monday, 11 January 2010 at 08:44am. Since I have yet to integrate my Blog to Facebook, I am re-posting the content here.

After I watched Avatar the movie, on the afternoon of 10-Jan-2010, something inside me was awaken. I shifted, and resonated with the movie so much that I had tears of gratitude, tears of love and tears of awakening - that something needs to be done.

The movie moved me emotionally - deeply. The plot, the graphics, the story line, the main character- John Sully and the entire rendering of planet Pandora, the way of living, the interconnectivity of all life forms. I was awed by it and I immediately know that life on Mother Earth is just the same. We are all connected with all the life forms that exists today and the ones that have ceased to exist due to man's own doing.

After the movie, while having toast and tea, I discussed the plot of the movie with my wife and what James Cameron had visualized 15-yea…