Back in 2008 I wrote an article in response to Barak Obama being elected as the 44th president of the United States, or as I like to refer to it; CEO of USA Inc. Eight years later “Yes We Can” likely has a whole different meaning for many folks on both the left and the right. I’ve reworked this article in context of where we are today and how different it seems things are, yet when we look below the surface, so much remains the same.
Thanks for stopping by… This is a little longer post about finding your purpose. As I am going to be away for a couple of weeks I wanted to give you something substantial to chew on:
Today I’m excited as I’m getting ready… “Deep” starts tomorrow morning and I know with all certainty that I have no way of knowing who these people will discover they are underneath the mask of their conditioning. What I do know is I’m excited to stay on purpose and let it all unfold.
Just imagine waking up on some beautiful morning in the very near future…
Hard skills vs soft skills. The argument about which is more important or more necessary is as old as whether great leaders are born or developed.
Both sides have compiled convincing arguments, but throughout the thirty plus years I’ve been serving personal and professional leaders something is glaringly obvious: Those who want to reach the top are willing and committed to doing whatever it takes to get to there. And in today’s business and leadership environment that means developing self-awareness, emotional intelligence, communication and conflict resolution—so called “soft skills.”
It was in that moment that you felt completely alive, excited to be on this planet, enthusiastic to be significant, and you were probably inspired to make a difference. It was one of those moments where you knew this is the kind of life you were born to live… every day.