choose wisely

"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm." - Proverbs 13:20 (ESV) Choose wisely the people you spend time with as they shape you whether you are aware of that happening or not. If you choose well, these people will help you become a better person. If you … Continue reading choose wisely

“Nine Things Successful People Do Differently”

"Nine Things Successful People Do Differently"Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The … Continue reading “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently”

where do you learn?

"A school is wherever a man can learn, Mr. Shafter, do not forget that. A man can learn from these mountains and the trees, he can learn by listening, by seeing, and by hearing the talk of other men and thinking about what they say." - L'Amour, Angelique (2010-12-01). A Trail of Memories: The Quotations … Continue reading where do you learn?

Are You Guarding Your Heart?

"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23 In our world today, your "heart" is constantly being attacked, being distracted, and being wooed away from what is really important. What is distracting you? What is pulling your attention and affections from what is truly important? Guard yourself … Continue reading Are You Guarding Your Heart?

What You Need To Stop Doing

I hope you had a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior - Jesus the Christ. We have minimized the use of technology over the last few days but I thought time to get up another post. I read something interesting this morning on the Harvard Business Review website (this is a great resource … Continue reading What You Need To Stop Doing

Core Leadership Skills vs. Adaptive Leadership Skills

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Have you thought about the difference in leadership skills? Such as the difference between the skills that got you the leadership position versus the ones that will make you a great leader? Did you know there was a difference? The challenge as leaders is that … Continue reading Core Leadership Skills vs. Adaptive Leadership Skills

Leaders Grow!

Good morning! Here at Ambassador Enterprises, one of the key emphases is growth in all areas of your life. Reflecting on that caused me to remember this post on a great little book by Ken Blanchard - Great Leaders Grow. So here is the post I did on the book last year. Leaders are learners … Continue reading Leaders Grow!

Seeking Understanding

Good morning - we sure are needing some rain here in southwest Michigan! As the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters I often enjoy reading the "Proverb of the day". In chapter 18 today is something that really strikes me: "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." Ouch! I … Continue reading Seeking Understanding

How Not To Be A Fool

"You can learn something from anyone, even a fool, even if the only thing you learn is how not to be a fool." - Louis L'Amour.  Now I am not sure if that quote is exact, but it is how I remember it. Growing up, the western and historical novels by Mr. L'Amour taught me … Continue reading How Not To Be A Fool