Do You Know What “Sawubona” Means?
It’s a word from the Zulu culture, in South Africa. It means, “I see you.” Its literal translation is “we see you…”. As if to say, “Our whole tribe sees you.” Inherent in the Zulu greeting, “Sawubona,” and the grateful reply, “Ngikhona,” is a sense that “…until you saw me, I didn’t exist.” In Zulu culture, this exchange
How do you fight Zoom fatigue?
How do you fight Zoom fatigue? If you're still running things remotely, your team might be feeling the "Zoom fatigue". As the leader, what can you do about it? Engage with them! This clip shows an example of me engaging with a team during one of my virtual trainings. This will give you a real-life example of how to
A Story About the Power of Encouragement
In the early ’80s, there lived a girl named, Emily, in Roehampton, South West London, England. She was beautiful and smart but had a stammering stutter which made her too shy to speak to others. One of her teachers had an idea that he thought might cure her of her stutter. He encouraged her to
What better time than Martin Luther King Day for a quick thought on DREAMS…Dr. King had a dream…a dream that he so diligently shared through his passionate sermons, lectures, speeches, books, and nonviolent protests that his very dreams, in fact, changed the landscape of American society; and in many ways, the world. Thought for the week:Everybody dreams…but
Two Simple Ways to Help Your Team Feel Fulfilled
What is fulfillment? And why do you think this is important for us to understand, as leaders? Look at the root word of fulfillment, which is to fulfill. It means “to develop the full potential of.” Isn’t it ultimately up to us, as leaders, to develop the full potential of our people? Of course, it is. Fulfillment’s
Three Things Leaders Who Lead with Hospitality Do with Purpose
When we have a purpose, we know exactly who we are, where we’re going, and most importantly, we know why we’re doing what we’re doing. This is a magical feeling – one of significance, driven by passion. Remember, our goal, as leaders, is to connect with and inspire people to become their absolute best so they