When Opportunity Knocks, Be Prepared to Answer

March 5, 2017

I recently had an opportunity to learn directly from the great John C. Maxwell. I was attending a partner forum in Atlanta and was fortunate enough to be among the select few invited to listen to, learn from and engage with one of the most influential leaders in the world. And I jumped at the opportunity, because I recognized the value of learning directly from an internationally respected, “been there done that” (BTDT) leader.   But there once was a time I may have missed out on the opportunity altogether. One thing I picked up from this partner forum was how to truly recognize the value of an opportunity like […]

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Real Talk: I Survived an Avalanche

February 5, 2017

I have always been fascinated by avalanches, though I know they can be deadly. I absolutely love the way the snow rushes down the mountain, oblivious to anything and everything in its path – they always look so incredibly beautiful, yet still so eerily scary.  In life, when you take a step back and look at things from afar – knowing you’re not in immediate danger – it’s easy to think about how beautiful something looks, for instance, how captivating an avalanche is when watching from afar. However, this is only true until you find yourself in its direct path and eventually stuck inside the relentless rush of snow and […]

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5 Critical Questions for Effective Decision Making

February 2, 2017

Great leaders know how to balance emotion with reason, which is why – as leaders – we are looked upon to make decisions that may heavily impact our business, our employees and a slew of outside stakeholders, for better or for worse. Simply put, we are the “decision makers.”  Most leaders abide by a set of values and principles that not only align with the organization they serve, but with the inner workings of their beings (e.g. faith, family, etc.), all of which guides the decision making process. But what we often fail to recognize is that there’s a distinct difference between making a decision and acting on it – […]

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A Man, His Wife, And His Family – #Legacy

January 19, 2017

Grateful and thankful for a great man, his wonderful wife and his beautiful family for serving as an exemplary First Family. These last eight years, me and my family have been inspired to dream bigger and to put actions to those dreams. Thank you, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michele Obama, and the First Family, for making a difference in the lives of so many; especially teamNchege.

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Seeing Red

November 15, 2016

A multitude of thoughts and emotions are evoked when we see the color red. Seeing the color red can evoke energy, excitement, and even, fear, depending on its context. Red alerts us to danger ahead and influences us to take corrective action before meeting with an unfavorable demise. It can create the perception of a strong, empowered individual and, in the process, lend confidence to those who need it most. To give more tangible examples, think of how you view someone in a dark suit wearing a red, “power” tie, or the thoughts you have when you visualize our president answering the infamous, red phone – synonymous with urgency and […]

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