Will Threatening Subordinates to Obedience Really Work?

Threatening your subordinates to obedience can work powerfully–if you lived in the medieval times. Or better, in ancient times. It will work anywhere slavery still works. It was responsible for erecting the great pyramids of Egypt, remember? And the Great Walls of China. Totalitarian rule can accomplish great things. So, if the question is effectiveness–will…

How to Look Agreeably Smart

You need to look agreeably smart, not just smart. This is especially vital during an office presentation–or simply when meeting people. Even in casual meetings, we sell ourselves, as it were, to new friends and acquaintances just to make conversations meaningful. So, to answer the question, how to look agreeably smart, I say–Be agreeably smart. What then is being agreeably…

Why Meekness is Most Powerful on Earth

People pursue education and career mostly for two reasons–possession and power. Power and possession are either for protection or aggression. Even in some church leadership, this is obvious–they pursue advanced studies to seek higher positions and power, either to protect or to conquer. But they all forget one thing–Jesus said blessed are the meek because they…

Why Balance Confidence and Humility?

HUMILITY BUILDER. Obviously, we all need to have self-confidence. But as the term is overused nowadays, sometimes twisted, corrupted, and abused, the notion is that it has become synonymous with self-pride. They often call the arrogant, “oozing with self-confidence,” and one who’s overly self-assured and disdaining people as “confident.” Worse, if you look down on…