Who Is Your Champion?

Who Is Your Champion?

Last week, we talked about advisors, mentors and sponsors. And there is one category that I left out and that is “Champion.” So growing up in Nigeria, we have a term: “Local Champion.” Anyone who could win fights or who had succeeded spectacularly would be described...
Do You Know Who Ms. Mari Is?

Do You Know Who Ms. Mari Is?

Let me tell you about Mari Evans. Ms. Mari was one of Gregory Ellison’s phenomenal mentors. As you know, Greg is my mentor and friend that I do Fearless Dialogues with.  Well, last week, Greg was going to see Ms. Mari in Indianapolis and at age 93 and she died...
Who Are You Collaborating With?

Who Are You Collaborating With?

So imagine you and I want to go to a movie and I have one movie in mind and you have another. If you insist that I go to your movie, that is called “competing.” This is a competing style of managing conflict. If I agree to go see your movie, even though I...
The Privilege of Grief

The Privilege of Grief

The Privilege of Grief A few years ago, a person that I had known for about 20 years passed away. It was a shock to her loved ones. She left behind 3 sons, her husband and lots of grandkids. A few months later, her spouse passed away. There was a time, for many years,...
The Importance of Diverse Friends

The Importance of Diverse Friends

In the past, I have often looked for friends that reflected me. Sometimes this was unconscious and sometimes conscious. However, I now find that some of my most precious friends are people that are not like me. What makes them precious is the safety I feel in our...
Who Defines Your Relationships?

Who Defines Your Relationships?

I wrote this post the week the Supreme Court of the United States allowed for gay marriages throughout the United States. It is a personal post that I first posted on Facebook and so I clearly expressed my faith as a Christian in it. My personal faith is not the...

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