Encouragement: The most potent motivator

Serving as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Dream Center and for the thousands of homeless people they serve on the streets of Los Angeles, I learned a mind-blowing truth.  Everybody needs encouragement….from the CEO, to the hourly employee, to that difficult in-law, to the down-and-outers.  Everybody! In fact, Tommy Barnett, the co-founder of the Dream Center, even goes so …

The 10 Commandments of Awesome Connective Communication (part 2)

You have probably heard about The 10 Commandments. You may have even memorized them when you were little … because you were taught that was the way you should behave and communicate with other people, even God Himself. A couple of weeks ago, I gave you the first two of my 10 Commandments of Awesome Communication: 1) Increase the quantity of your communication, and …

How to Infuse Your Communication with Super-Glue Power

We are living in a time of overwhelming amounts of communication … from our cell phones, to a variety of social media platforms, and thousands of radio and TV channels. However, the quantity of communication in our world and in our relationships does not necessarily mean that we are experiencing quality communication. In fact, just the opposite is true. And you can see instances of ineffective …