“One More Gift Left!”

st-jude_28258174044_oWith all the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday shopping, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the small joys of this special time. My most cherished holiday memories are setting up the Christmas tree, taking the kids to get pictures with Santa, and my family sitting on the couch in pajamas watching movies. The greatest gift I receive every year is simply time with my family.

This season, I’m asking you to add one more gift to your shopping list, St. Jude. Extend the holiday cheer to a family in need by donating to St. Jude children’s research hospital. In less than the time it takes to make a cup of hot cocoa, you can bring peace and goodwill to children battling cancer. With your generous donation, St. Jude can continue its mission of providing top tier research and medical care to kids at no cost to their families.  This true and thoughtful gift can bring peace of mind to a family in need. Please visit my St. Jude donor page to learn more about how to give a gift that keeps on giving.

 Wishing you and yours, a Wonderful Holiday Season.

Post By Len Thicklin


“Spiritual Leadership A Point Of View”

LEADERSHIP-FBThere are several definitions for the spiritual leader. The term brings to mind different things to different people. The spiritual leader’s task is to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be.

A servant leader should start with a natural feeling wanting to serve others first. Servant leadership embraces a philosophy and set of principles to enrich the lives of individuals, and to building better relationships. Being a spiritual leader can boost life’s engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships in many organizations.

The meaning and practice of Leadership are discussed in many different ways. In most cases, we never in the same breath equate spiritual leadership with leadership. We strive to build leadership skills without ever thinking about having anything to do with religious matters. While it’s true, we view spiritual leaders as someone who is leading a church or family in religious matters. But I believe it is possible to be a spiritual leader in today business environment.

When our belief about the world influence our work, we can lead a more wholesome life, and we integrate these ideas to lead in unique ways to make a difference in an organization. People with spirituality often have a larger perspective on life. They realize that life is much more important than their work or themselves, though it comes as a high priority in ones’ life.  Their view typically includes how they respond to God in their everyday lives. Because of this larger view, they allow for more grace and margin for errors in many life experiences.

They understand there is more to life than work, themselves and earthly success. Understanding and accepting a grace perception keeps them healthy, and their conscience free to work and live in conditions necessary for making a difference.  While it’s true that anyone can be successful in life, a spiritual leader allows their belief to guide all aspect of their life.  Their beliefs help them establish the balance necessary for finding a deeper meaning to how they lead and not be defined by how much they earn or achieve, but rather by how spiritual beliefs guide them.

Our beliefs add meaning to life. So isn’t it time for our leaders to remove selfish personal reasons to conducting their leadership to embracing a more spiritual centric approach into their leadership style to have a deeper meaning to leading our organizations.

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HUMILITY-TCG-600X600Part of being humble is to understand you will make mistakes. To understand this is to know everyone else makes mistakes, and you will have a better chance to avoid many life hard lessons.

Learning to be humble is a spiritual tradition, and humility helps you to develop and enjoy a richer relationship with others, as well as creating opportunities that earn you respect.  Make every effort to stay humble and serve others when the opportunity is presented to make a difference in someone life.

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”  Michelle Obama  #WORKHARDSTAYHUMBLE  #MICHELLEOBAMA

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