Self-Actualization: Our Ongoing Journey

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This is the need we may call self-actualization… It refers to man's desire for fulfillment… to become everything that one is capable of becoming…” - Dr. Abraham Maslow What does it mean to have a successful life? This is one of those big questions that I often ask myself — “What does success mean to me?” It's a topic that I've explored before on this blog, and it was definitely on my
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The Leader’s Role: Someone Has to Enforce the Rules

In my blog on the Rs: Rules, Respect, and Repercussions, I explored KIDmandment 7 and how it comes into play when raising children. Clarity of expectations is vital at home and at work as well. Despite their importance, nobody really relishes being the enforcer of the rules. Parents want to love and nurture their children, not discipline them. But understanding the repercussions of our actions is an important lesson that can't be skipped over. The same is true at work. Very few people come in to work in the morning hoping that they get the chance to enforce the rules that day. Ideally, the rules exist as guidelines
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The Rs: Rules, Respect, and Repercussions

“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin, Inventor and Politician Rules: Creating Clear Expectations One of the lessons I have learned from being the President of a company is the importance of making rules and following through with them. I am a big believer in rewarding people who follow the rules and achieve their goals and establishing consequences for those who do not.
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