Live and learn and lead

Earth Day 2015: The global commemoration celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It’s billed as the largest civic observance in the world. Healing the planet and its inhabitants is a gargantuan undertaking, one that requires insight and clear-sightedness.

IMG_0090“It’s our turn to lead” is this year’s Earth Day theme. It deserves our attention.  Good leadership is an area where the world frequently stumbles.  What constitutes a good leader is debatable, but one attribute is a must…wisdom.

President John F. Kennedy wrote, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  It’s through learning that we gain wisdom. That’s also what King Solomon of Bible fame discovered. He was thrust into a leadership role after a rocky start when but a young man. At that moment, the first thing he does is ask the Lord for wisdom.  Read more…