The 6 virtues of great leaders

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger is not hailed as a hero because he nailed every single landing in perfect conditions, but because he saved every single life when everything went wrong. "The Man in the Arena" is the infamous speech by Theodore Roosevelt (extract from "Citizenship in a Republic") to a crowd at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1923. The essence of it is eloquently captured towards the end of the passage by the words daring greatly implying with courage, with humility, with devotion... There are many qualities to being a great leader. The following six virtues are the ones that stand the diamonds out from among the rocks: 1. Driven by values In today's Capitalist culture, it's difficult no

Five ways to empower our children

Parents all around the world want the best for their kids. Everyone wishes their children to be healthy, educated and all around happy. Where parents differ is the way we chose to deliver our message. In some cases, parents can be authoritarian and inflexible and at the other end of the spectrum there are those who will never even say "no" or "stop" or "don't" for fear of "scarring" their loved ones. I am not qualified to say which approach - if any - is the right one or even if there is a right approach. But I do believe that our role as parents is to empower our children to be the best version of themselves. Here are five ways to do so: 1. Acting as their guide We should strive to guide ou

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