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 …

Subject Line: The 10 Commandments of Awesome Communication (part 4)

We’ve all heard of the 10 Commandments, but not all of us get them right. For example, in one Sunday School class, the children were asked what was the first commandment.  One kid replied, “It was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.” Years before that Mark Twain recounted the story of a 19th century industrial baron who told …

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 …