“If you want to take the island you need to burn the boats.” – Tony Robbins Nearly five years ago I was facing an important decision, a career crossroads that, depending on its outcome, would greatly impact my professional future. I had spent the past fifteen years in the field of education, as a teacher, principal, and adjunct professor.

Starting a podcast is quite the experience and something that I had no intent of doing just a short time ago. Sure, I was aware of the wide range of podcasts and how some podcasters had achieved great things and developed wide followings. But with everything else that I had going on, and with zero personal experience with

Remember for us the covenant of the patriarchs, as You said, “And I will remember My covenant with Yaakov, and also My covenant with Yitzchok, and also My covenant with Avraham I will remember, and the Land will I remember.” (Selichos Liturgy quoting Leviticus 26:42) One of the central elements of the Yomim

“The glue that holds all relationships together – including the relationship between the leader and the led – is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” Brian Tracy Perhaps the most trusted American of all time was George Washington. Washington led our nation militarily and then

If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear. Mark Twain. At the beginning of my principal tenure I was heavily criticized for rushing into decisions without getting sufficient input and feedback. I had been under the clear impression that

This week’s parasha, in describing Moshe’s plea to Hashem about his immediate successor, details what true leadership looks like. “Let the L-rd, the G-d of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before them, and who may go in before them, and who

I remember the comment as if it were yesterday. As a high school teacher living in Chicago, I had been invited to a school weekend “spirit” event for students and faculty at an area hotel. The facility’s sat on a sprawling property and its layout was unconventional to say the least, which made navigation from one place to another