Posts tagged humility
Power Under Control: A Panda’s Lesson in Humility

There it was, completely helpless except for its piercing cry. In 1999, Bai Yun, a seven-year-old giant panda, gave birth to the first panda cub born in the U.S. through artificial insemination. But would the cub survive? As I watched on the closed-circuit monitor with the keeper and a researcher that night, I wondered: How could a mother panda ever sleep and not roll over on her cub?

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Humility in Leadership with Peter Mulinge

We met today's guest many years ago at one of our servant leadership workshops here in Carlsbad, CA. Peter Mulinge, is the CEO of the Africa Servant Leadership Development Institute, and President of Transitional Leadership Development. He is a trainer, coach and workshop facilitator. Peter’s passion is to train leaders to be excellent performers.

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The Power of An Apology

The 1970 movie “Love Story” spawned a new catch phase in American culture: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Not being Erich Segal, the novelist and screenwriter, I can only speculate what he meant was when you deeply love someone, they know you so well and know your intent so well that they overlook your offenses because they understand your true feelings.

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Branch Out: Leadership Lessons are Everywhere

Lessons about leadership come in many forms and during many different situations. Consider the following story from a man we’ll call Bill. On a recent Sunday evening, the wind was howling with gusts up to 60 mph. It blew so hard that an eight-inch diameter branch from the Jacaranda tree in my front yard snapped and landed on the corner of my roof.

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