Sat.Dec 17, 2011

I’m like a girl when it comes to football…

Ron Edmondson

The title of this post may get me in trouble, but there’s a point behind it. In marriage conferences, I used to teach the difference in the way a man and a woman develop respect and love.

7 Lessons for a lifetime from 100 days in Mumbai

Rajesh Setty

Three days after our marriage, Kavitha and I moved to Mumbai. We lived there for about 100 days and then we moved on to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (Damansara Jaya in Petaling Jaya to be very precise). This was eighteen years ago and I still remember those days and how it shaped the rest of our lives.

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Are You “Dumb” Enough to Lead

Leadership Freak

You rose to leadership because you provided answers and solutions; that’s what individual contributors do. Not so with leaders. In the past, you had all the answers but now you need all the questions. Are you brave enough to not know, even when you think you do? Leaders with answers don’t need teams, they need [.].

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Articles of Faith: 10 Key Attributes of a Spiritual Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

Leadership is a response to a vocation heard in the depths of one’s heart. There is true dignity in leadership such as this. 10 Key Attributes of a Spiritual Leader The concept of spiritual leader stresses the moral center of the leader, and vision, mission, goals, objectives, and strategies are always checked against the courageous [.]. Articles of Faith Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership leadership Spiritual leader

Leadership: 5 Ways to Build & Sustain Battery Power

You're Not the Boss of Me

“ You are now running on reserve battery power”. That’s what my laptop informed me the other day. Rather whimsically, I wondered what it would be like if we had similarly obvious warnings built into our bodies with little red flashing lights designed to tell us exactly when we were about to run out of steam. I don’t expect my laptop to go on forever. I know, from time to time I’m going to have to connect it to a power source so it can build itself up to full strength again.

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Scripture Memorization, Week 51

Ron Edmondson

The next to the last week… Here is this week’s Scripture memory verse: For my eyes have seen Your salvation. Luke 2:30. Have you seen salvation? Have you seen Jesus? Christmas is a beautiful time to come to know…or renew…your love for Jesus! No related posts. Devotional Encouragement


Saturday’s Quote By John Zenger

Management is a Journey

Leaders come out from behind the desk and openly engage in emotional issues that connect them with their followers. –John Zenger. Leadership leadership organizational productivity people skills

Annual Management Improvement Carnival: Edition 1


It is always a great privilege to participate in Annual Management Improvement Carnival organized by John Hunter. I am thrilled play the host at QAspire and I will be featuring my “four favorite” blogs in two editions.

The Not-So-Small Things


Cloudy night. Slight chill outside. Dean Martin is singing Christmas tunes in the background. A searchlight scans the skies. Our geckos are hibernating but some snails guard the front porch. A good book awaits. The family is doing well. We get a tree tomorrow. Cup of hot chocolate?

Leadership Inspirations – Complex Motivation

Strategy Driven

“No man does anything from a single motive.” ” Samuel Coleridge (1772 – 1834) English poet, literary critic, and philosopher You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - Complex Motivation ! Consider leaving a comment!

Radio Flashbacks


CoolTools likes the Sangean FM/AM Pocket Radio. Memories are sparked of my first transistor radio which only got AM back in the Jurassic period


Click Click


Between Amazon and a few more exotic locales such as the Vermont Country Store, I figure my Christmas shopping can be handled in an hour of clicking with plenty of time to spare. This is how it should be. The thought of trudging through regular stores has little appeal. I might have to visit a Bed, Bath and Beyond for at least one gift but once that trek is over, all will be completed. Since my family asks for little - there are monks who are more materialistic - the gift list is short.


Once in Royal David's City


By the Choir of King's College, Cambridge


The Gift of the Magi


One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty- seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. Read the rest of the O. Henry story here


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Small Beginnings. The principle of the oak tree, and the secret of the successful artist, politician, sportsman. Nice and easy does it. A box of Woolworths watercolours for your birthday, a volume of Churchill's speeches, a cricket bat or a pair of boxing gloves in your Christmas stocking. And then the slow awakening of genius. From The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson

Quote of the Day


A politician can borrow $20, pay back $10 and declare you're even 'cause you both lost $10. Cowboy saying


The Great Rodent War


Winter means war around here. This is a one hundred year old house. That means many ways in and many ways out for little critters who enjoy the warm comfort of a basement drop ceiling. There are two worthless cats in this house. I'm not sure what they would do if they were to somehow catch a mouse. They eat cat food; they don't even like people food so I'm not sure why I expect them to be mousers. Read the rest at Cultural Offering


Book Suggestions


Books make great gifts.