Integrity not optional

To be a successful leader you must have integrity. If there are cracks in your foundation you won’t last long. The higher and longer you build, the wider those cracks become until they are glaringly apparent to you and everyone else. A small inconsistency or underhanded behavior will become a massive issue as others are now scrutinizing your actions and mimicking your behavior.

Those you lead will only follow if they trust and respect you. If you lack integrity, you will quickly lose the trust of your followers and then you will lose them.  If there's no one left to lead, you're no longer a leader. 

Why Children Captivate Me

Children are beautiful. They haven’t lost the wonder and excitement of life.

They’re curious, inquisitive, delightful little creatures.

They’re fascinated with simple things that we scarcely notice.

They aren’t afraid to ask questions.

They aren’t ashamed to be needy and helpless.

They’re transparent.

Their needs are obvious and simplistic.

They’re honest and unapologetic.

They trust.

The charm of children is inexplicable to some extent, but part of their magnetic draw is in their simplistic and straightforward nature. Children only remain as such for a short time, so we should celebrate and nurture their delightful qualities while they are so prevalent and spontaneous.